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Hays PLC (HAYS.L)

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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Hays Reports Flat Qtrly LFL Net Fees Growth
Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 

July 16 (Reuters) - Hays PLC ::FINAL QUARTER TRADING UPDATE.QTRLY TOTAL LFL NET FEES GROWTH 0%.QTRLY GROUP NET FEES FLAT, WITH UNDERLYING GROWTH OF C.1%.QTRLY UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND (UK&I) NET FEES DOWN 2%.QTRLY NET FEES IN BOTH PERM AND TEMP WERE FLAT YEAR-ON-YEAR.QTRLY GROUP CONSULTANT HEADCOUNT WAS DOWN 2% IN QUARTER, AND UP 4% YEAR-ON-YEAR.FULL-YEAR OPERATING PROFIT EXPECTED TO BE IN LINE WITH CURRENT CONSENSUS MARKET EXPECTATIONS, WHICH WE UNDERSTAND TO BE £248.0 MILLION.ESTIMATE GROUP NET FEE EXIT RATE, ON A WORKING DAY-ADJUSTED BASIS, WAS IN LINE WITH UNDERLYING RATE OF GROWTH IN QUARTER.CONSULTANT HEADCOUNT WAS DOWN 2% IN QUARTER AND UP 4% YEAR-ON-YEAR.EXPECT HEADCOUNT GROWTH IN Q1 FY20 TO BE UP C.1-3% SEQUENTIALLY.ON RE-TRANSLATION OF FY18 PROFITS AT AVERAGE EXCHANGE RATES SEEN DURING FY19, REPORTED OPERATING PROFIT OF £243.4 MILLION WOULD BE C.£240 MILLION.EXCHANGE RATE MOVEMENTS REMAIN A MATERIAL SENSITIVITY TO GROUP'S REPORTED PROFITABILITY.  Full Article

Hays Plc's Consultant Headcount Was Down 1% In Quarter
Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 

April 16 (Reuters) - Hays PLC ::HAYS PLC - THIRD QUARTER TRADING UPDATE.HAYS PLC - Q3 GROUP LIKE-FOR-LIKE NET FEES BY REGION UP 6% PERCENT.HAYS PLC - Q3 GERMANY LIKE-FOR-LIKE NET FEES UP 6 PERCENT.HAYS PLC - Q3 UK & IRELAND LIKE-FOR-LIKE NET FEES UP 3 PERCENT.HAYS PLC - Q3 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND LIKE-FOR-LIKE NET FEES UP 3 PERCENT.HAYS PLC - INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT COMPARATIVES AND A TOUGH CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY MARKET IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND.HAYS PLC - GROUP CONSULTANT HEADCOUNT DOWN 1% IN QUARTER.HAYS PLC - OUTLOOK REMAINS POSITIVE ACROSS MOST OF CO'S MARKETS.  Full Article

Hays HY Pretax Profit 122.6 Mln STG Vs 113.9 Mln STG
Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 

Feb 21 (Reuters) - Hays PLC ::HALF-YEAR REPORT.HY NET FEES 568 MILLION STG VERSUS 525.8 MILLION STG REPORTED A YEAR EARLIER.HY PRETAX PROFIT 122.6 MILLION STG VERSUS 113.9 MILLION STG REPORTED A YEAR EARLIER.FIRST HALF OPERATING PROFIT UP 9% TO £124.1M DRIVEN BY GOOD TEMP AND PERM GROWTH IN OUR INTERNATIONAL MARKETS.GERMANY: RECORD HALF, WITH STRONG GROWTH IN BOTH NET FEES AND OPERATING PROFIT OF 14%.UK & IRELAND (UK&I): SOLID GROWTH WITH NET FEES UP 3% AND OPERATING PROFIT UP 6% IN HY.FEE GROWTH IN EMEA EX-GERMANY SLOWED ACROSS HY.INTERIM DIVIDEND UP 5% TO 1.11P.UK&I DELIVERED ANOTHER SOLID RESULT, WITH 6% PROFIT GROWTH DESPITE ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTIES.ALTHOUGH WE REMAIN MINDFUL OF CONTINUING MACROECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY, OUTLOOK IN VAST MAJORITY OF OUR MARKETS REMAINS POSITIVE.SECOND HALF FOCUS WILL BE ON DRIVING CONSULTANT PRODUCTIVITY.  Full Article

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

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 16

July 16 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 1 point higher at 7,533 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.17% ahead of the cash market open.