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Volume 2.7M
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hays plc (HAS) Snapshot

Open
154.10 GBp
Previous Close
154.00 GBp
Day High
155.90 GBp
Day Low
151.70 GBp
52 Week High
04/10/14 - 157.50 GBp
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - 108.20 GBp
Market Cap
2.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.9M
EPS TTM
0.06 GBp
Shares Outstanding
1.4B
EX-Date
10/9/14
P/E TM
25.3x
Dividend
2.92 GBp
Dividend Yield
1.88%
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hays plc (HAS) Details

Hays plc operates as a specialist recruitment company worldwide. The company provides temporary and permanent placement recruitment services, including qualified, professional, and skilled recruitment to public and private sector markets. It specializes in various areas, including accountancy and finance, information technology, construction and property, life sciences, sales and marketing, banking and capital markets, contact centers, education, engineering and manufacturing, executive, financial services, health and social care, human resources, legal, office professionals, energy, oil and gas, purchasing, retail, resources and mining, and telecom industries. Hays plc was founded in 1969 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

8,237 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/1/14
Founded in 1969

hays plc (HAS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 1.5M GBP
Group Finance Director and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 1.1M GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

hays plc (HAS) Key Developments

Hays plc Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2015

Hays plc provided earnings guidance for the full year 2015. For the year, the company continues to expect the percentage rate of growth in operating profit to be between 2x and 3x the percentage rate of growth in net fees, on a like-for-like basis. Specifically for the first half of the financial year the company expects the ratio to be approximately 3x. The company expects net debt to reduce in the second half of the financial year.

Hays plc Announces Retirement of William Eccleshare as Non-Executive Director

Hays plc announced that William Eccleshare retired as a Non-Executive Director of the company at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting of the company held on 12 November 2014.

Hays plc Reports Group Interim Management Statement for the First Quarter Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2014

Hays plc reported group interim management statement for the first quarter ended September 30, 2014. In the first quarter ended September 30, 2014 net fee increased 4% on a headline basis and 9% on a like-for-like basis against the prior year. The difference between actual and like-for-like net fee growth rates was primarily the result of a material depreciation of both the Australian Dollar and the Euro against Sterling. If the rates of exchange of the Group's key operating currencies remained as at 6 October levels through the remainder of the year, it would reduce operating profit by £7 million versus financial year 2014. The Temp business, which accounted for 58% of group net fees in the quarter, increased by 7% and the underlying temp margin was broadly stable. The Perm business increased by 12%. Cash performance in the quarter was in line with expectations, with net debt at the end of September at £60 million against £97 million a year ago. In the normal course, on a like-for-like basis the company expects the percentage rate of growth in operating profit for the year to be between 2 and 3 times the percentage rate of growth in net fees.

 

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Valuation HAS Industry Range
Price/Earnings 22.8x
Price/Sales -- Not Meaningful
Price/Book 8.0x
Price/Cash Flow 17.2x
TEV/Sales 0.5x
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