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Current Price 165.50p Bid 165.20p Ask 165.50p Change 1.66%
Last Updated: 22/11/2019 18:51. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Hays plc is the leading global specialist recruitment group. Hays has c.11,500 employees in 265 offices in 33 countries. In many of our 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 diversification and internationalisation of the Group, with the International business representing c.77% of the Group's net fees, compared with 25% in 2005. Its c.7,800 consultants work in a broad range of sectors. Its expertise stretches across 20 professional and skilled recruitment specialisms, and as at 30 June 2019 its three largest sectors of IT (23% of Group net fees), Accountancy & Finance (15%) and Construction & Property (13%) together represented 51% of Group net fees.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 30/06/2019

Turnover
£6,070.50m
Operating Profit
£223.70m
Dividend Yield
2.40
Dividend Per Share
3.97
Dividend Cover
2.80
P/E Ratio
14.89

Key Personnel

Alastair Richard Cox
Chief Executive
Paul Venables
Finance Director
Andrew David Martin
Non-Executive Chairman
John Peter Williams
Non-Executive Director
Mary Teresa Rainey
Non-Executive Director
Susan Elizabeth Murray
Non-Executive Director
Cheryl Joanne Millington
Non-Executive Director
Torsten Gunter Kreindl
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
HAS
ISIN
GB0004161021
Shares in Issue
1,467,162,562
Market cap
£2,425.22m

Analyst Views (6)

Strong Buy
 
16.67%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
83.33%
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
165.50p
Bid Price
165.20p
Ask Price
165.50p
Volume
3506212
Change Today
2.70p
% Change Today
1.66%
Open
164.10p
Previous Close
165.50p
Intraday High
166.50p
Intraday Low
163.20p
52 Week High
166.70p
52 Week Low
131.80p
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 AJ Bell

Broker Forecast - HSBC issues a broker note on Hays PLC 21 Nov 2019 | 11:40 UK stocks recover losses on Brexit deal hopes, sterling gains 15 Oct 2019 | 16:47 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Hays PLC 15 Oct 2019 | 09:40 FTSE opens up 0.1% as investors eye crucial Brexit, US-China trade talks 15 Oct 2019 | 08:53 Hays net fees hurt by difficult economic conditions, tough growth comparatives 15 Oct 2019 | 07:24 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 13 Sep 2019 | 15:55 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 13 Sep 2019 | 15:55 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 09 Sep 2019 | 17:40 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 09 Sep 2019 | 17:40 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Hays PLC 04 Sep 2019 | 10:00 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Hays PLC 03 Sep 2019 | 12:20 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 30 Aug 2019 | 11:05 FTSE firms thanks to sterling weakness boost 29 Aug 2019 | 16:46 FTSE boosted by sterling weakness 29 Aug 2019 | 11:51 Hays announces special divi; profits slide 3% on weakening macroeconomic conditions 29 Aug 2019 | 07:59 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Hays PLC 17 Jul 2019 | 08:50 FTSE closes higher as sterling hits two-year low 16 Jul 2019 | 16:37 UK stocks maintain momentum as Burberry surges 16 Jul 2019 | 12:08 UK stocks post modest gains; Burberry surges 16 Jul 2019 | 08:43 Hays net fee income flat amid slowdown in Germany 16 Jul 2019 | 08:01 Director Deals - Hays PLC (HAS) 11 Jul 2019 | 11:25 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Hays PLC 10 Jul 2019 | 12:50 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Hays PLC 20 May 2019 | 12:30 Broker Forecast - Exane BNP Paribas issues a broker note on Hays PLC 30 Apr 2019 | 10:40 Hays achieves 6% growth in third quarter net fee income 16 Apr 2019 | 07:49 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Hays PLC 09 Apr 2019 | 14:00 Broker Forecast - HSBC issues a broker note on Hays PLC 21 Mar 2019 | 09:30 Broker Forecast - Exane BNP Paribas issues a broker note on Hays PLC 25 Feb 2019 | 11:00 FTSE struggles as negative corporate news weighs on sentiment 21 Feb 2019 | 12:14 FTSE 100 falls as miners weaken 21 Feb 2019 | 09:08

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
Tangible Assets
33.0
29.3
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
265.6
247.0
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
43.7
99.1
Total Non-Current Assets
342.3
375.4
Inventory
0.0
0.0
Trade & Receivables
1,030.9
1,010.4
Cash & Receivables
129.7
122.9
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
0.0
0.0
Total Assets
1,502.9
1,508.7

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
Short Term Liabilities
785.9
784.7
Long Term Liabilities
15.5
23.5
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
801.4
808.2

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
Net Assets
701.5
700.5

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
Share Capital
14.7
14.7
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
206.7
213.0
Share Premium Account
369.6
369.6
Other Equity
110.5
103.2
Total Equity
701.5
700.5

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
Cashflow from Operating Activities
168.9
162.5
Cashflow Before Financing
136.5
124.4
Increase / Decrease in Cash
5.9
13.0

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
Turnover
6,070.5
5,753.3
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
223.7
243.4
Pre-Tax Profit
231.2
238.5
Profit / Loss for the Year
161.7
165.8

Dividend History

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Special Dividend
03 Oct 2019
15 Nov 2019
H2 Dividend
03 Oct 2019
15 Nov 2019
H1 Dividend
07 Mar 2019
12 Apr 2019
Special Dividend
04 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
H2 Dividend
04 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
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
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