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Current Price 120.20p Bid 119.60p Ask 121.10p Change 0.25%
Last Updated: 11/07/2020 02:34. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Hays has undergone a massive transformation from its previous incarnation as a multi business group. The company, which first came to the market in 1958 and again in 1989 after it was taken private in the 1970s, now concentrates on specialist recruitment.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 30/06/2019

Revenue
£6,070.50m
Operating Profit/Loss
£233.70m
Dividend yield (%)
2.50
Total dividend for year
9.4000p
Dividend cover
3.00
P/E Ratio
13.20

Key Personnel

Mr Andy Martin
Chairman
Mr Alistair R Cox
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Doug Evans
Company Secretary and General Counsel
Mr Paul Venables
Group Finance Director
Mr Susan Murray
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Torsten Kreindl
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mrs Cheryl Millington
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Mary Teresa Rainey
Non-Executive Director
Mr Peter Williams
Senior Independent Director

Stock Details

EPIC
HAS
ISIN
GB0004161021
Shares in Issue
1,677.73m
Market cap
£2,016.63m
Sector

Analyst Views (12)

Strong Buy
 
33.33%
Buy
 
0%
Hold
 
66.67%
Sell
 
0%
Strong Sell
 
0%
This information is provided by Web Financial Group (UK) Limited. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
120.20p
Bid Price
119.60p
Ask Price
121.10p
Volume
1,852,311
Change Today
0.30p
% Change Today
0.25%
Open
117.30p
Previous Close
120.20p
Intraday High
121.70p
Intraday Low
117.30p
52 Week High
183.50p
52 Week Low
92.00p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

News

Income Statement

Year End Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
6,070.50
5,753.30
Operating Profit/Loss
233.70
243.40
Net Interest
-2.50
-4.90
Pre-Tax Profit
231.20
238.50
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
161.70
165.80
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
n/a
n/a
Profit/Loss for the Year
161.70
165.80
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
161.70
165.80
Minority Interests
n/a
n/a
Total Dividend Paid
9.4000p
8.8100p
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
Basic
11.10p
11.44p
Diluted
10.97p
11.30p
Adjusted
11.92p
11.44p
Dividend per Share
9.4000p
8.8100p

Assets

Year End Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
33.00
29.30
Intangible Assets
265.60
247.00
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Financial Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Non-Current Assets
43.70
99.10
Current Assets
Inventories
n/a
n/a
Trade & Other Receivables
1,030.90
1,010.40
Cash at Bank & In Hand
129.70
122.90
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Assets
n/a
n/a
Total Assets
1,502.90
1,508.70

Liabilities

Year End Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
n/a
n/a
Other Current Liabilities
785.90
784.70
Total Current Liabilities
785.90
784.70
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
n/a
n/a
Provisions
15.50
23.50
Other Non-Current Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Non-Current Liabilities
15.50
23.50
Other Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Liabilities
801.40
808.20

Net Assets

Year End Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
701.50
700.50

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
14.70
14.70
Share Premium Account
369.60
369.60
Other Reserves
110.50
103.20
Retained Earnings
206.70
213.00
Shareholders Funds
701.50
700.50
Minority Interests/Other Equity
n/a
n/a
Total Equity
701.50
700.50

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
Final
03 Oct 2019
15 Nov 2019
2.86p
Final
03 Oct 2019
15 Nov 2019
2.86p
Interim
07 Mar 2019
12 Apr 2019
1.11p
Final
04 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
2.75p
Final
04 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
2.75p
Interim
01 Mar 2018
12 Apr 2018
1.06p
Final
05 Oct 2017
17 Nov 2017
2.26p
Final
05 Oct 2017
17 Nov 2017
2.26p
Interim
02 Mar 2017
07 Apr 2017
0.96p
Final
13 Oct 2016
11 Nov 2016
1.99p
Interim
03 Mar 2016
05 Apr 2016
0.91p
Final
08 Oct 2015
13 Nov 2015
1.89p
Interim
05 Mar 2015
08 Apr 2015
0.87p

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
30 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2018
Dividend growth
4.20%
18.32%
Dividend yield
2.50%
2.00%
Dividend cover
3.00
3.00
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