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HAS - Hays Share Price

165.7p -1.4  -0.8%

Last Trade - 4:35pm

Large Cap
Market Cap £2.80bn
Enterprise Value £2.63bn
Revenue £5.58bn
Position in Universe 262nd / 1826
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1m +1.24%
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52w High -1.88%
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Financial Summary
Year End 30th Jun 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
3,843 4,231 5,081 5,753 6,071 5,930 5,546 6,154 +9.1%
+22.0 +14.4 +14.0 +18.5 +8.0 -53.4 -48.5 +122.9
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 31 December 2020, Hays plcrevenues decreased 11% to £2.76B. Net income decreased 81%to £12.6M. Revenues reflect a decrease in demand for theCompany's products and services due to unfavorable marketconditions. Net income also reflects Germany segment incomedecrease of 75% to £9.2M, United Kingdom & Ireland segmentloss totaling £1M vs. income of £19M, Rest of World segmentincome decrease of 99% to £100K.
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Profile Summary

Hays plc is a recruitment company. The Company's segments include Australia & New Zealand, Germany, United Kingdom and Ireland and Rest of World. It works on various specialisms including accountancy and finance, information technology, life sciences, construction and property and engineering, supporting the career development of candidates with temporary, contracting and permanent jobs. It works on one-off placements for small-to-medium enterprises and global multinationals, as well as contract-based recruitments for its clients. The Company has its operations in over 250 offices in 33 countries. It serves various sectors including, accountancy and finance, construction and property, engineering and manufacturing, human resources, office professionals, Education and Telecoms sector.

Last Annual June 30th, 2020
Last Interim December 31st, 2020
Incorporated July 28, 1987
Public Since October 26, 1989
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 10,000
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Upcoming Events for HAS
Thursday 20th May, 2021
Hays PLC Q&A IR Insights Webinar with Hays Germany MD Dirk Hahn
Thursday 15th July, 2021
Q4 2021 Hays PLC Trading Statement Release
Thursday 26th August, 2021
Full Year 2021 Hays PLC Earnings Release
Thursday 14th October, 2021
Q1 2022 Hays PLC Trading Statement Release
Thursday 11th November, 2021 Estimate
Hays PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting
Frequently Asked Questions for Hays
What is the Hays share price?

As of 4:35pm, shares in Hays are trading at 165.7p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £2.80bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Hays share price performed this year?

Shares in Hays are currently trading at 165.7p and the price has moved by 70.34% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Hays price has moved by 36.94% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Hays?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Hays, there are there are currently 2 "buy" , 9 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Hays is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Hays next release its financial results?

Hays is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-12-31
What is the Hays dividend yield?

Hays does not currently pay a dividend.

Does Hays pay a dividend?

Hays does not currently pay a dividend.

When does Hays next pay dividends?

Hays does not currently pay a dividend.

How do I buy Hays shares?

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What is the market cap of Hays?

Shares in Hays are currently trading at 165.7p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £2.80bn.

Where are Hays shares listed? Where are Hays shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Hays:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: HAS
What kind of share is Hays?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Hays is currently classified as a Super Stock. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Hays share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Hays are currently priced at 165.7p. At that level they are trading at 0.75% premium to the analyst consensus target price of 164.47.

Analysts covering Hays currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.02934 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Hays share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Hays. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 15.01%. At the current price of 165.7p, shares in Hays are trading at 21.71% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Hays PE Ratio?

We were not able to find PE ratio data for Hays.

Who are the key directors of Hays?

Hays's management team is headed by:

Paul Venables - FID
Alistair Cox - CEO
Torsten Kreindl - NID
Doug Evans - GCN
Mary Rainey - NID
Andrew Martin - NEC
Susan Murray - NID
Cheryl Millington - NID
Who are the major shareholders of Hays?

Here are the top five shareholders of Hays based on the size of their shareholding:

Columbia Threadneedle Investments (UK) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 10% (167.6m shares)
Silchester International Investors, L.L.P. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 8.82% (147.8m shares)
Cedar Rock Capital Ltd. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 7.59% (127.2m shares)
Marathon Asset Management LLP Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.06% (84.9m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.02% (84.2m shares)
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