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HAS Hays Plc

0.00 (0.0%)
06 Dec 2023 - Closed
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Hays Plc LSE:HAS London Ordinary Share GB0004161021 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 105.00 8,633,980 16:35:26
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
105.60 105.80 106.20 105.10 106.00
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Employment Agencies 1.29B 138.3M 0.0869 12.15 1.68B
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:11:05 O 77,406 105.00 GBX

Hays (HAS) Latest News

Hays News

Date Time Source Headline
01/12/202313:00UKREGHays PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding
01/12/202310:00UKREGHays PLC Total Voting Rights
24/11/202310:23UKREGHays PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding
16/11/202317:51UKREGHays PLC Transaction in Own Shares
16/11/202311:30UKREGHays PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding
16/11/202307:00UKREGHays PLC Transaction in Own Shares
15/11/202314:13UKREGHays PLC AGM Statement
15/11/202307:00UKREGHays PLC Transaction in Own Shares
14/11/202307:00UKREGHays PLC Transaction in Own Shares
13/11/202307:00UKREGHays PLC Transaction in Own Shares

Hays (HAS) Discussions and Chat

Hays (HAS) Most Recent Trades

Trade Time Trade Price Trade Size Trade Value Trade Type
2023-12-06 18:11:22105.0077,40681,276.30O
2023-12-06 18:11:21105.101,0411,094.08O
2023-12-06 18:10:43105.0069,01572,465.75O
2023-12-06 17:35:36105.299,4329,930.67O
2023-12-06 17:10:11105.0051,18153,739.54O

Hays (HAS) Top Chat Posts

Top Posts
Posted at 06/12/2023 08:20 by Hays Daily Update
Hays Plc is listed in the Employment Agencies sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker HAS. The last closing price for Hays was 105p.
Hays currently has 1,591,380,748 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Hays is £1,680,498,070.
Hays has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 12.15.
This morning HAS shares opened at 106p
Posted at 14/10/2023 14:11 by disc0dave46
Overview of RWS, PAGE and HAS.Https://
Posted at 13/10/2023 18:01 by disc0dave46
Sharecast - Liberum has kept a 'buy' recommendation on Hays despite the recruitment firm failing to meeting expectations with its first-quarter results, but has trimmed its target price slightly from 125p to 120p. Hays reported on Thursday that like-for-like net fee income fell by 7% in the fiscal first quarter, below the 5% drop expected by analysts. Liberum analyst Sanjay Vidyarthi said he has now reduced his full-year EBIT forecasts by 12%, "bringing us more in line with consensus, which had been drifting down into this update". He says that the EBIT recovery journey "could be a long one", but that Liberum still favours Hays to competitive Page due to its higher exposure to the temp and contract markets. "Hays' higher temp/contract mix provides a degree more protection through the cycle than Page's perm focus. It is increasingly focusing on higher margin and higher growth segments and driving productivity is key. However, the forecast trajectory needs to pick up before the shares can properly re-rate," Vidyarthi said. "As things stand, our FY26E EBIT is little more than what was achieved in FY07. Meanwhile, the balance sheet remains strong enough to weather the storm and there is some yield support (FY24E: 5.5%)."
Posted at 13/10/2023 09:59 by disc0dave46
Hi EI That would be around £157m op profit?.For HAS Stocko has Pat £117m, so assume pbt £157m, and op profit £161m. Let's say £160m op profit, going on what they said in their Q1 and last years costs I get op profit circa £180m, so are they saying £20m additional cost to "protect key strategic investments"....whatever the F this means?. Sorry I'm just trying to get a handle on how HAS are in relation to forecasts as they don't really say in their Q1 outlook for the year (the cynic in me - beginning in line doesn't mean an end in line), all they mention is operating profit and how that will decline for the year but not much else is given (other than the extra £7.5m) so leaving folks a bit in the dark imo. At least PAGE always update on their op profit forecast so you can pretty much know what bottom line profit is likely to be. Don't know what to take from their outlook tbh, was it a carefully worded profit warning? or are they in line for the year end forecast?, or historically are HAS just a lot better at forecasting and are conservative in their assumptions?.
Posted at 12/10/2023 18:51 by disc0dave46
Just read again.They say FY24 has begun in line but then later in their outlook say:"As a reminder, given that Group net fees will decline year-on-year in H1 FY24, in part due to the FX and working day impacts noted above, we continue to expect conversion rate and operating profit will also decline, as we protect key strategic investments to benefit from future recovery and structural growth opportunities."The fx working day hit was stated as £7.5m off last years op profit of £197. So say £189m, but are further reductions also forecast as comment above?, so what was forecast at start of FY24 and what's forecast now?, it's unclear to me tbh. I'd say £180m?. would be be too far off but wtfdik.
Posted at 12/10/2023 18:42 by disc0dave46
No problem, sorry didn't have too much time to research further.What is the forecast op profit for HAS?. Seems like they've possibly clouded over announcing a pw unlike PAGE but don't know what their f/cast op profit was, just the comment that it will decline and no comment as to whether or not they will hit forecasts (again I've only quickly looked so apologies if I'm wrong and didn't see it).Sod's Law I meant to sell PAGE before yesterdays Q3 results as expected a profit warning but got distracted......then it fell.Conversely the other month I sold my JD shares before results as expected a profit warning but an in shot up. DohDifficult markets at the moment!
Posted at 12/10/2023 17:51 by disc0dave46
Hi EILooks to be a similar story at PAGE (I hold). Main issue decline in permanent fee incomes. Noted HAS down 7% in Q1 but they are saying in line for the year - but there will continue to be a decline in op profit but they don't say how much (only read quickly so apologies if missed it). PAGE on the other hand in their recent Q3 update reduced this FY forecast op profit by 7.6% which virtually aligned with reduction in fee income, so would guess the same for HAS? (is their op profit this FY going to be circa £180m?). Both have increased earnings though for their respective next FY period (PAGE +11% to +16%, HAS +24%) so given different 12m FY periods it looks like things are expected to pick up in the next FY.
Posted at 14/4/2023 11:36 by kalai1
Hays plc issued a Q3 trading update for the 3 months January-March 2023 this morning. Total net fees were up 10% on the quarter with like-for-like fees up 5% to a new record. Headcount was down 2% in the quarter and up 4% YoY. Management expect overall headcount will be broadly flat in Q4 as the Group continues to focus on driving productivity. H2 FY23 operating profit is expected to be modestly higher than in H1, net cash was c.£80 million. Valuation looks decent with forward PE at a little under 14x mid-range for the Professional & Commercial Services market, PS ratio at 0.25x is top quartile. Share price lacks positive momentum and the macro outlook remains unfavourable in 2023. There appears to be no rush to buy just yet, particularly with the UK economy expected to slide into recession in 2023, but Hays is a solid recruiter worth monitoring for the longer run...

...from WealthOracle
Posted at 21/3/2023 07:07 by lyceeuk
Why is it that as the shares are getting cheaper by the day the share buyback buys less and less??
Posted at 13/10/2022 10:48 by kalai1
Hays Group issued its Q1 trading update this morning reporting growth in net fees of 19% with 3 of 4 regions posting double digit growth. Group consultant headcount was up 2% in the quarter and up 19% YoY. The balance sheet remains strong with net cash position of c.£185 million in line with expectations, driven by a solid cash performance and after c.£40 million in share buybacks in the quarter. The Board is committed to returning significant cash to shareholders who will vote on a proposed £121.2 million special dividend in November. Valuation is reasonable with forward PE ratio at 11.0x, PS ratio at 0.25x is even more attractive. Share price has been attempting to put in a floor since the summer, but still lacks positive momentum for now. The macro environment remains the main cloud for job creation and the recruiters generally. Other than that, HAS is a solid, reasonable investment. Dividend yield at 3.8% is decent although a little below its direct competitors. Certainly a share worth monitoring for now, but no particular rush to buy...

...from WealthOracle

Posted at 25/8/2022 12:02 by mirandaj
Job Curtis of City of London Investment Trust has been buying Hays (HAS):

Aug 23, 2022 Job Curtis, manager of the City of London Investment Trust, talks to interactive investor’s collectives editor Kyle Caldwell. The pair discuss how the trust’s heavy bias towards FTSE 100 stocks has paid off so far in 2022, and three recent new purchases, which were made to take advantage of volatility.
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