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Hays PLC (HAYS.L)

HAYS.L on London Stock Exchange

151.70GBp
18 Jan 2019
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Hays posts 8 pct rise in second-quarter net fees
Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019 

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Hays PLC ::HAYS PLC - IN Q2, ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2018, GROUP NET FEES INCREASED 8% ON A HEADLINE BASIS AND 9% ON A LIKE-FOR-LIKE BASIS VERSUS PRIOR YEAR.HAYS PLC - STRONG PERFORMANCE IN GERMANY WITH NET FEES UP 15% IN QUARTER.HAYS PLC - GROUP CONSULTANT HEADCOUNT UP 2% IN QUARTER, IN LINE WITH OUR EXPECTATIONS.HAYS PLC - LARGEST MARKET OF GERMANY DELIVERED STRONG QUARTER WITH 15% NET FEE GROWTH AGAINST INCREASINGLY TOUGH COMPARATIVES.HAYS PLC - HEADCOUNT UP 7% YEAR-ON-YEAR, LED BY OUR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS UP 10%.HAYS PLC - QTRLY NET FEE GROWTH IN UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND (UK&I) WAS 3%.HAYS PLC - QTRLY NET FEES UP 9%.HAYS PLC - AGAINST INCREASINGLY TOUGH COMPARATIVES, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES GREW NET FEES BY 11%.HAYS PLC - GROUP NET FEE GROWTH EXIT RATE WAS BROADLY IN LINE WITH Q2 GROWTH RATE.HAYS PLC - REMAIN MINDFUL OF MACROECONOMIC CONDITIONS, OUTLOOK IS GOOD ACROSS MOST INTERNATIONAL MARKETS.HAYS PLC - CONTINUE TO INVEST IN KEY STRUCTURAL GROWTH MARKETS LIKE GERMANY.HAYS PLC - EASTER FALLS ENTIRELY IN Q4 FY19, EXPECT THIS WILL HAVE A C.1% BENEFIT TO OUR NET FEES IN Q3 FY19.HAYS PLC - IN Q2, ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2018, GROUP NET FEES INCREASED 8% ON A HEADLINE BASIS AND 9% ON A LIKE-FOR-LIKE BASIS VERSUS PRIOR YEAR.HAYS PLC - IN QUARTER, GERMANY BENEFITTED FROM TWO ADDITIONAL TRADING DAYS VERSUS PRIOR YEAR, DUE TO ONE FEWER PUBLIC HOLIDAY AND TIMING OF ANOTHER.HAYS PLC - EDUCATION CONTINUES TO BE IMPACTED BY TOUGH MARKET CONDITIONS IN UK.  Full Article

Hays Chooses Esker's Solution For Customer Invoice Dematerialization
Monday, 7 Jan 2019 

Jan 7 (Reuters) - ESKER SA ::HAYS CHOOSES ESKER FOR ITS CUSTOMER INVOICE DEMATERIALIZATION SOLUTION.  Full Article

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

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 16

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