Hays Plc

0.70 (0.64%)
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
  0.70 0.64% 110.50 738,717 14:40:06
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
110.50 110.60 111.20 109.50 109.90
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Business Services 1,189.40 154.20 9.30 11.18 1,761.40
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
14:40:06 O 804 110.60 GBX

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Posted at 14/4/2023 12:36 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 11:49 by kalai1
Posted at 13/10/2022 11:48 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 13:02 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.


Posted at 09/8/2022 11:25 by phillis
Page has said business slowing a bit
Posted at 18/7/2022 13:56 by longshanks
I've been buying recently. Think it was Questor in The Telegraph that put me onto it.One of the best ways to get an above inflation pay rise is to change jobs. With a dearth of candidates and plenty of positions available, agencies like HAS stand to have a good few years now.A potential cloud is that the medicine to fight inflation may well kill off recruitment as companies tighten their belts and rein back investment.That is one reason for caution but I think this will do well over the next two years with stonking free cash flow before any fiscal cooling ends the party.
Posted at 14/7/2022 08:34 by deadly
Another great quarter, yet the price is marked down at the start. What a depressing market.

· Record quarter with fees up 23% and 15 country fee records. Perm up 31%, with Temp up 16%, both helped by continued improved margins. Fees and activity levels were sequentially stable through the quarter and the Group's fee growth exit rate was 19%

· Group operating profit for FY22 is expected to be c.£210 million, at the top end of our previous guidance(1)

Posted at 19/4/2022 15:53 by phillis
i wonder why HAS isnt attracting more attention

rising payroll inflation
large number of job vacancies

HAS will continue to place job candidates at higher pay levels = more commission

Posted at 25/3/2020 18:03 by gswredland
Company got cash to survive this?
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