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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.