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Current Price 198.60p Bid 198.50p Ask 198.60p Change -0.70%
Last Updated: 19/08/2018 18:52. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Hays plc is the leading global specialist recruitment group. As at 30 June 2017, Hays had 10,000 employees in 250 offices in 33 countries. In many of its global markets, the vast majority of professional and skilled recruitment is still done in-house, with minimal outsourcing to recruitment agencies which presents substantial long-term structural growth opportunities. This has been a key driver of the rapid diversification and internationalisation of the Group, with the International business representing c76% of the Group's net fees, compared with 30% 10 years ago. Its 6,884 consultants work in a broad range of sectors with no sector specialism representing more than 20% of Group net fees. While Accountancy & Finance, Construction & Property and IT represent 51% of Group net fees, our expertise across 20 professional and skilled recruitment specialisms gives it opportunities to rapidly develop newer markets by replicating these long-established, existing areas of expertise. In addition to this international and sectoral diversification, the Group's net fees are generated 59% from temporary and 41% permanent placement markets, and this balance gives its business model relative resilience.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 30/06/2017

Turnover
£5,081.00m
Operating Profit
£211.50m
Dividend Yield
1.66
Dividend Per Share
3.22
Dividend Cover
2.91
P/E Ratio
20.70

Key Personnel

Alastair Richard Cox
Chief Executive
Paul Venables
Finance Director
John Peter Williams
Non-Executive Director
Mary Teresa Rainey
Non-Executive Director
Susan Elizabeth Murray
Non-Executive Director
Torsten Gunter Kreindl
Non-Executive Director
Victoria Clare Jarman
Non-Executive Director
Andrew David Martin
Non-Executive Int Chairman

Stock Details

EPIC
HAS
ISIN
GB0004161021
Shares in Issue
1,451,393,381
Market cap
£2,902.79m

Analyst Views (4)

Strong Buy
 
50.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
50.00%
Sell
 
0.00%
Strong Sell
 
0.00%
The above information represents a selection of the views published in the last 120 days by analysts. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
198.60p
Bid Price
198.50p
Ask Price
198.60p
Volume
1872478
Change Today
-1.40p
% Change Today
-0.70%
Open
199.30p
Previous Close
198.60p
Intraday High
200.60p
Intraday Low
196.90p
52 Week High
213.00p
52 Week Low
165.50p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Hays Intra-day Chart

Hays News

News in this section is provided by MoneyAM

Hays Group chairman Alan Thomson dies from illness 23 Jul 2018 | 13:13 FTSE loses momentum as sterling recovers 13 Jul 2018 | 16:30 UK stocks rise on sterling weakness and receding trade fears 13 Jul 2018 | 11:43 Hays sees full year operating profits 'marginally ahead' of forecasts 13 Jul 2018 | 07:58 Shift in tone from Trump puts UK stocks back in the black 12 Apr 2018 | 11:52 Hays net fees up 9% as strong international growth offset 'subdued' UK performance 12 Apr 2018 | 07:54 Broker Forecast - Exane BNP Paribas issues a broker note on Hays PLC 05 Apr 2018 | 13:10 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Hays PLC 06 Mar 2018 | 08:20 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 26 Feb 2018 | 17:25 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on Hays PLC 23 Feb 2018 | 11:10 Hays net fees up 12% amid strong international growth 22 Feb 2018 | 08:53 Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on Hays PLC 15 Jan 2018 | 15:00 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Hays PLC 15 Jan 2018 | 13:50 Broker Forecast - Kepler Cheuvreux issues a broker note on Hays PLC 12 Jan 2018 | 13:30 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Hays PLC 12 Jan 2018 | 11:30 Hays growth led by international business 11 Jan 2018 | 07:20 Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on Hays PLC 03 Jan 2018 | 10:00 Hays schedules quarterly update 02 Jan 2018 | 14:20 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Hays PLC 06 Dec 2017 | 10:00 Hays non-execs retire 16 Nov 2017 | 14:32 Hays resolutions passed at AGM 16 Nov 2017 | 08:54 Broker Forecast - Kepler Cheuvreux issues a broker note on Hays PLC 13 Oct 2017 | 11:20 Dip in pound propels FTSE higher 12 Oct 2017 | 16:43 FTSE rises as miners get metal price boost 12 Oct 2017 | 11:58 FTSE flat as investors remain cautious 12 Oct 2017 | 08:45 Record quarter for Hays despite modest UK growth 12 Oct 2017 | 07:14 Broker Forecast - Jefferies International issues a broker note on Hays PLC 04 Oct 2017 | 09:30 Hays schedules quarterly trading update 03 Oct 2017 | 13:20 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Hays PLC 03 Oct 2017 | 09:50 Broker Forecast - Kepler Cheuvreux issues a broker note on Hays PLC 19 Sep 2017 | 11:20

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2016
Tangible Assets
24.0
19.8
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
241.9
242.0
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
23.3
23.9
Total Non-Current Assets
289.2
285.7
Inventory
0.0
0.0
Trade & Receivables
908.2
763.9
Cash & Receivables
112.0
62.9
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
0.0
6.6
Total Assets
1,309.4
1,119.1

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2016
Short Term Liabilities
716.6
604.6
Long Term Liabilities
6.4
56.7
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
723.0
661.3

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2016
Net Assets
586.4
457.8

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2016
Share Capital
14.7
14.7
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
94.1
-15.8
Share Premium Account
369.4
369.6
Other Equity
108.2
89.3
Total Equity
586.4
457.8

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2016
Cashflow from Operating Activities
134.0
103.2
Cashflow Before Financing
113.2
88.8
Increase / Decrease in Cash
43.3
-28.1

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2016
Turnover
5,081.0
4,231.4
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
211.5
181.0
Pre-Tax Profit
204.6
173.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
139.1
124.5

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H1 Dividend
01 Mar 2018
12 Apr 2018
Special Dividend
05 Oct 2017
17 Nov 2017
H2 Dividend
05 Oct 2017
17 Nov 2017
H1 Dividend
02 Mar 2017
07 Apr 2017
H2 Dividend
13 Oct 2016
11 Nov 2016
H1 Dividend
03 Mar 2016
05 Apr 2016
H2 Dividend
08 Oct 2015
13 Nov 2015
H1 Dividend
05 Mar 2015
08 Apr 2015
H2 Dividend
08 Oct 2014
14 Nov 2014
H1 Dividend
05 Mar 2014
09 Apr 2014
H2 Dividend
09 Oct 2013
15 Nov 2013
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