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Hays PLC (HAYS.L)

HAYS.L on London Stock Exchange

198.70GBp
17 Aug 2018
Change (% chg)

-1.30 (-0.65%)
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200.00
Open
199.30
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200.60
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198.10
Volume
52,922
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3,379,533
52-wk High
213.00
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168.30

Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Hays Says Chairman Alan Thomson Passes Away
Monday, 23 Jul 2018 

July 23 (Reuters) - Hays PLC ::ALAN THOMSON, CHAIRMAN OF COMPANY, HAS PASSED AWAY.ANDREW MARTIN, SENIOR INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR, WILL ACT AS NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN ON AN INTERIM BASIS.A PROCESS FOR IDENTIFICATION AND APPOINTMENT OF A PERMANENT SUCCESSOR WILL BE UNDERTAKEN IN DUE COURSE..THOMSON PASSED AWAY FOLLOWING RAPID DETERIORATION OF A MEDICAL CONDITION.  Full Article

Hays Says To Consider Raising Shareholder Returns Significantly
Friday, 13 Jul 2018 

July 13 (Reuters) - Hays PLC ::HAYS PLC SAYS BOARD IS IN A CONDITION TO CONSIDER RAISING SHAREHOLDER RETURNS CONSIDERABLY.  Full Article

Hays Sees FY Oper. Profit To Be Marginally Ahead Of Market Expectations
Friday, 13 Jul 2018 

July 13 (Reuters) - Hays PLC ::QTRLY OVERALL GROWTH OF 15%.FULL-YEAR OPERATING PROFIT IS EXPECTED TO BE MARGINALLY AHEAD OF CURRENT CONSENSUS MARKET EXPECTATIONS.GROUP CONSULTANT HEADCOUNT WAS FLAT IN QUARTER AND UP 8% YEAR-ON-YEAR, WITH INTERNATIONAL HEADCOUNT UP 12% IN FY1."LOOKING AHEAD, CONDITIONS REMAIN POSITIVE IN VIRTUALLY ALL OF OUR MARKETS".GROUP NET FEES INCREASED 14% ON A HEADLINE BASIS AND 15% ON A LIKE-FOR-LIKE BASIS AGAINST PRIOR YEAR.  Full Article

Hays Q3 Group Net Fees Grows; UK & Ireland Remains Subdued
Thursday, 12 Apr 2018 

April 12 (Reuters) - Hays PLC ::GROUP CONSULTANT HEADCOUNT WAS UP 1% IN QUARTER AND 11% YEAR-ON-YEAR.Q3 GROUP NET FEES INCREASED 9% ON A HEADLINE BASIS AND 10% ON A LIKE-FOR-LIKE BASIS AGAINST PRIOR YEAR.EXPECT HEADCOUNT GROWTH IN Q4 TO BE SLIGHTLY ABOVE RATE OF Q3.IN Q3, UK & IRELAND REMAINED SUBDUED BUT BROADLY STABLE, WITH NET FEES DOWN 2% (UNDERLYING DOWN C.1%).IN TEMP BUSINESS, WHICH REPRESENTED 58% OF GROUP NET FEES, GREW 9% IN QUARTER.IN QUARTER, NET FEES IN PERM BUSINESS, WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR 42% OF QUARTERLY GROUP NET FEES, GREW 11%.  Full Article

Hays says Q2 Group Net Fees Increased 13% On A Like-For-Like Basis
Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Hays Plc ::‍IN Q2 ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017 GROUP NET FEES INCREASED 12% ON A HEADLINE AND 13% ON A LIKE-FOR-LIKE BASIS AGAINST PRIOR YEAR​.‍CONSULTANT HEADCOUNT WAS UP 3% IN QUARTER AND 13% YEAR-ON-YEAR​.‍BUSINESS IN UK & IRELAND REMAINED STABLE, UP 1 % IN QUARTER​."CONTINUE TO SEE STRONG TRADING CONDITIONS IN VAST MAJORITY OF OUR INTERNATIONAL MARKETS"​.  Full Article

Hays says all regions in UK traded "broadly in line"
Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Hays Plc ::Q1 ASIA PACIFIC NET FEES LIKE-FOR-LIKE GROWTH ‍14%​ PERCENT.Q1 CONTINENTAL EUROPE & REST OF THE WORLD NET FEES LIKE-FOR-LIKE GROWTH ‍13%​ PERCENT.Q1 UK & IRELAND NET FEES LIKE-FOR-LIKE GROWTH ‍1%​ PERCENT.Q1 GROUP NET FEES LIKE-FOR-LIKE GROWTH ‍10%​ PERCENT.HAYS - "‍LOOKING AHEAD, CONDITIONS REMAIN GOOD IN VAST MAJORITY OF OUR INTERNATIONAL MARKETS. IN UK, MARKET CONDITIONS REMAIN STABLE OVERALL"​.HAYS - "‍CONTINUED TO SEE MODEST IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR UK PRIVATE SECTOR, WHICH RETURNED TO GROWTH, BUT LARGELY OFFSET BY A TOUGH PUBLIC SECTOR MARKET"​.HAYS PLC - ‍ALL REGIONS IN UK TRADED BROADLY IN LINE WITH OVERALL UK BUSINESS IN Q1 , WITH EXCEPTION OF SOUTH WEST & WALES AND EAST OF ENGLAND​.  Full Article

Hays posts H1 net fees of 465.5 mln stg
Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 

Hays Plc : Half-Year report . H1 net fees 465.5 million stg versus million stg 396.9 year earlier, up 3 percent on LFL basis . H1 operating profit 100.1 million stg versus 86.3 million stg year earlier, down 1 percent on LFL basis . H1 dividend 0.96p versus 0.91p year earlier . H1 Uk & Ireland: net fees down 10%; operating profit down 29% . Markets tough but broadly stable across half as a whole. Quick, early action to reduce costs, defend profit . Private sector, saw a marked step-down in activity after EU referendum, but stabilised quickly and ended half showing early signs of improvement .Conditions remained supportive in many key markets, especially germany and australia where activity accelerated significantly through half.  Full Article

Hays says hiring caution in the UK largely coming from larger corporate clients
Thursday, 1 Sep 2016 

Hays Plc : In the UK, hiring caution largely coming from the larger corporate clients - FD . In the UK hiring market, there is more uncertainty among london clients than among clients based across in the rest of the UK - FD . In the UK, temporary hiring continues to show more resilience than permanent - FD Further company coverage: [HAYS.L] (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 80 6749 1136).  Full Article

Hays says increased uncertainty in UK market after Brexit
Thursday, 1 Sep 2016 

Hays Plc : Final results . Strong 13 pct operating profit growth, with a 40pct drop-through of incremental net fees into operating profit . UK & Ireland net fees flat (1) , as trading conditions became more challenging as year progressed . Full year dividend up 5pct to 2.90p, with cover of 2.9x, in line with our strategy to build cover towards 3.0x earnings . Fy net fees 810.3 million stg versus 764.2 million stg year earlier . In UK, net fees were flat, as increased concern over economic outlook negatively impacted client and candidate confidence, especially in h2- ceo . Following EU referendum, there is increased uncertainty in UK market, but we have seen no evidence of any impact elsewhere - ceo . Too early to tell what longer term impact may be of brexit and as ever, we will monitor activity levels closely - ceo . Net fees in perm business increased by 7pct (1), net fees in temp business, which represented 58pct of group net fees, also increased by 7pct (1) . In the UK, our private sector business grew 2pct (1) , while net fees in our public sector business decreased by 4pct (1) . Reacted to decrease in activity levels and focused on consultant productivity, cost control and maximising our uk & Ireland financial performance . At this early stage in our new financial year, we see solid overall net fee growth . In UK, following a step down in perm activity immediately after EU referendum, conditions are tough but broadly sequentially stable.  Full Article

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