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Hays Fundamentals

Company Name Hays Last Updated 12 Sep 2019
Industry Industrials Sector Business Training & Employment Agencies
Shares in Issue (m) 1,458.82 Market Cap (£m) 2,163.43
PE Ratio 13.36 Div per Share (p) 3.97
Div Yield 2.68 Div Cover 2.80
EPS 11.10 EPS Growth (%) -2.97
PEG -4.50 DPS Growth (%) 4.20
Debt Ratio 2.16 Debt Equity Ratio 0.02
Net Gearing 44.69 Gross Gearing 53.32
Asset Equity Ratio 2.14 Cash Equity Ratio 18.49
Quick Ratio 1.48 Current Ratio 1.48
Price To Book Value 3.08 ROCE 32.25

Hays Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
Special Dividend 03 Oct 2019 15 Nov 2019 GBX 5.43
H2 Dividend 03 Oct 2019 15 Nov 2019 GBX 2.86 3.97
H1 Dividend 07 Mar 2019 12 Apr 2019 GBX 1.11
Special Dividend 04 Oct 2018 16 Nov 2018 GBX 5.00
H2 Dividend 04 Oct 2018 16 Nov 2018 GBX 2.75 3.81
H1 Dividend 01 Mar 2018 12 Apr 2018 GBX 1.06
Special Dividend 05 Oct 2017 17 Nov 2017 GBX 4.25
H2 Dividend 05 Oct 2017 17 Nov 2017 GBX 2.26 3.22
H1 Dividend 02 Mar 2017 07 Apr 2017 GBX 0.96
H2 Dividend 13 Oct 2016 11 Nov 2016 GBX 1.99 2.90
H1 Dividend 03 Mar 2016 05 Apr 2016 GBX 0.91
H2 Dividend 08 Oct 2015 13 Nov 2015 GBX 1.80 2.67
H1 Dividend 05 Mar 2015 08 Apr 2015 GBX 0.87
H2 Dividend 08 Oct 2014 14 Nov 2014 GBX 1.80 2.63

Hays Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Tangible Assets 33 29 24
Intangible Assets 266 247 242
Investments 44 99 23
Total Fixed Assets 342 375 289
Stocks 0 0 0
Debtors 1,031 1,010 908
Cash & Equivalents 130 123 112
Other Assets 0 0 0
Total Assets 1,503 1,509 1,309
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Creditors within 1 year 786 785 717
Creditors after 1 year 16 24 6
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 801 808 723
Net assets 702 701 586
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Called up share capital 15 15 15
Share Premium 370 370 369
Profit / Loss 231 239 205
Other Equity 111 103 108
Preference & Minorities 0 0 0
Total Capital Employed 702 701 586
Ratios 2019 2018 2017
Debt Ratio 2.16 3.25 1.08
Debt-to-Equity 0.02 0.03 0.01
Net Gearing 44.69 45.42 46.66
Gross Gearing 53.32 53.57 55.22
Assets / Equity 2.14 2.15 2.23
Cash / Equity 18.49 17.55 19.10
EPS 11.10 11.44 9.66
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities 169 163 134
Cashflow before financing 137 124 113
Increase in Cash 6 13 43
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 6,071 5,753 5,081
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross Profit 0 0 0
Operating Profit 224 243 212
Pre-Tax profit 231 239 205
Profit / Loss for the year 15 15 15

Hays Company Background

Sector Business Training & Employment Agencies
Activities Hays plc is the leading global specialist recruitment group. Hays has c.11,700 employees in 262 offices in 33 countries. In many of its global markets, the vast majority of professional and skilled recruitment is still done in-house, with minimal outsourcing to recruitment agencies, which presents substantial long-term structural growth opportunities. This has been a key driver of the diversification and internationalisation of the Group, with the International business representing c.77% of the Group's net fees, compared with 25% in 2005.
Latest Interim Date 21 Feb 2019
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 29 Aug 2019

Hays Directors

Appointed Director Position
01 Sep 2007 Alastair Richard Cox Chief Executive
01 May 2006 Paul Venables Finance Director
12 Jul 2017 Andrew David Martin Non-Executive Chairman
24 Feb 2015 John Peter Williams Non-Executive Director
14 Dec 2015 Mary Teresa Rainey Non-Executive Director
12 Jul 2017 Susan Elizabeth Murray Non-Executive Director
01 Jun 2013 Torsten Gunter Kreindl Non-Executive Director
17 Jun 2019 Cheryl Joanne Millington Non-Executive Director

Hays Contact Details

Company Name Hays
Company Address 250 Euston Road, London NW1 2AF.
Company Telephone +44 (0)20 7383 2266
Company Website http://www.hays-plc.com/

Hays Advisors

Auditor Name Deloitte & Touche LLP
Auditor Address 2 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BZ.
Auditor Website http://www.deloitte.com/
Auditor Telephone +44 (0)20 7936 3000
Registrar Name Equiniti
Registrar Address Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA.
Registrar Website http://www.equiniti.com/
Registrar Telephone 0871 384 2030
Broker Name UBS Investment Bank
Broker Address 1 Finsbury Avenue, London EC2M 2PP.
Broker Website http://www.ibb.ubs.com/
Broker Telephone +44 (0)20 7567 8000
Adviser Name Citigroup Global Markets
Adviser Address Citigroup Centre, 33 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB.
Adviser Website http://www.citi.com/
Adviser Telephone +44 (0)20 7986 4000
Solicitor Name Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Solicitor Address 65 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1HS.
Solicitor Website http://www.freshfields.com/
Solicitor Telephone +44 (0)20 7936 4000
Stockbroker Name Jefferies Hoare Govett
Stockbroker Address Vintners Place, 68 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3BJ.
Stockbroker Website http://www.jefferies.com/
Stockbroker Telephone +44 (0)20 7029 8000