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Hays PLC (HAYS.L)

HAYS.L on London Stock Exchange

155.90GBp
16 Nov 2018
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Hays FY Pretax Profit Rises, Proposes Special Dividend
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018 

Aug 30 (Reuters) - Hays PLC ::STRONG CONDITIONS IN VAST MAJORITY OF OUR INTERNATIONAL MARKETS.TRADING IN UK REMAINS UNCERTAIN, BUT STABLE.FY PROFIT BEFORE TAX 238.5 MILLION STG, UP 17%.SAYS FY NET FEES 1,072.8 MILLION STG VERSUS 954.6 MILLION STG.CONTINUE TO SEE STRONG OVERALL NET FEE GROWTH ACROSS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES..PROPOSED INCREASE IN FULL-YEAR CORE DIVIDEND OF 18%, IN LINE WITH EARNINGS, TO 3.81P PER SHARE.SAYS CONSULTANT HEADCOUNT ENDED JUNE 2018 AT 7,464, UP 8 PERCENT YEAR-ON-YEAR.PROPOSED FULL-YEAR CORE SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF £72.9M (5.00P PER SHARE).SAYS EXPECT CAPITAL EXPENDITURE TO BE C.£30 MILLION FOR YEAR TO JUNE 2019..SAYS HAVING ELIMINATED NET DEBT IN 2016 AND PAID A £61.6 MILLION SPECIAL DIVIDEND DURING YEAR, CO ENDED JUNE 2018 WITH NET CASH POSITION OF £122.9 MILLION.  Full Article

Hays Plc Names Andrew Martin As Chairman
Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018 

Aug 28 (Reuters) - Hays Plc ::ANDREW MARTIN HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO ROLE OF CHAIRMAN.ANDREW IS ALSO APPOINTED TO ROLE OF CHAIRMAN OF NOMINATION COMMITTEE .  Full Article

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

Adviser tells investors to oppose CEO pay reports at Hays, Smiths Group

Nov 6 Proxy voting adviser Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Limited (PIRC) has recommended shareholders reject the management remuneration reports for both Hays Plc and Smiths Group Plc, saying pay and bonuses for both firms chief executives were excessive.