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Hays Fundamentals

Company Name Hays Last Updated 17 Apr 2019
Industry Industrial Goods & Services Sector Support Services
Shares in Issue (m) 1,457.15 Market Cap (£m) 2,265.87
PE Ratio 13.59 Div per Share (p) 3.81
Div Yield 2.48 Div Cover 2.96
EPS 11.44 EPS Growth (%) 18.43
PEG 0.74 DPS Growth (%) 18.32
Debt Ratio 3.25 Debt Equity Ratio 0.03
Net Gearing 45.42 Gross Gearing 53.57
Asset Equity Ratio 2.15 Cash Equity Ratio 17.55
Quick Ratio 1.44 Current Ratio 1.44
Price To Book Value 3.23 ROCE 32.94

Hays Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
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) 2018 2017 2016
Tangible Assets 29 24 20
Intangible Assets 247 242 242
Investments 99 23 24
Total Fixed Assets 375 289 286
Stocks 0 0 0
Debtors 1,010 908 764
Cash & Equivalents 123 112 63
Other Assets 0 0 7
Total Assets 1,509 1,309 1,119
Liabilities (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Creditors within 1 year 785 717 605
Creditors after 1 year 24 6 57
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 808 723 661
Net assets 701 586 458
Equity (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Called up share capital 15 15 15
Share Premium 370 369 370
Profit / Loss 239 205 173
Other Equity 103 108 89
Preference & Minorities 0 0 0
Total Capital Employed 701 586 458
Ratios 2018 2017 2016
Debt Ratio 3.25 1.08 11.02
Debt-to-Equity 0.03 0.01 0.09
Net Gearing 45.42 46.66 53.47
Gross Gearing 53.57 55.22 59.09
Assets / Equity 2.15 2.23 2.45
Cash / Equity 17.55 19.10 13.74
EPS 11.44 9.66 8.72
Cash Flow (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Cash from operating activities 163 134 103
Cashflow before financing 124 113 89
Increase in Cash 13 43 -28
Income (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Turnover 5,753 5,081 4,231
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross Profit 0 0 0
Operating Profit 243 212 181
Pre-Tax profit 239 205 173
Profit / Loss for the year 15 15 15

Hays Company Background

Sector Support Services
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 30 Aug 2018

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

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