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Share Price:
Down 156.70p
Change Today:
-1.60p
Market Cap:
2,626.97m
Sector:
Support Services

Hays expects H1 to be 'modestly profitable'

By Iain Gilbert

Date: Thursday 15 Oct 2020

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Recruitment firm Hays said on Thursday that first-half trading was expected to be "modestly profitable" despite a significant impact to group fees as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hays said group fees had dropped 29% across the board, with temp markets dropping 25% and permanent fees falling 25% year-on-year.

However, the FTSE 250-listed firm did note that permanent fees had "improved sequentially", particularly in markets previously hardest-hit by lockdowns.

Fees fell 26% in Australia and New Zealand, while German fees declined 31%, UK and Ireland fees contracted 34% and fees from the rest of the world dropped 27%.

Hays also added that cash collection remained "strong", with a net cash balance of roughly 350.0m, a marked improvement on the 90.0m reported a year earlier.

Chief executive Alistair Cox said: "Although many uncertainties remain, our business is resilient and our highly experienced management teams are focused on best positioning us for recovery.

"With our strong balance sheet and leading positions in key sectors, we are confident we can take further market share."

As of 0940 BST, Hays shares were down 2.07% at 113.40p.

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Hays Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Price 156.70p
Change Today -1.60p
52 Week High 159.80p
52 Week Low 92.00p
Volume 1,910,888
Shares Issued 1,676.43m
Market Cap 2,626.97m

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What The Brokers Say

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Strong Sell 1
Total 11
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Hays Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Special
Ex-Div 03-Oct-19 03-Oct-19
Paid 15-Nov-19 15-Nov-19
Amount 2.86p 5.43p

Trades for 05-Mar-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:57 150,000 @ 157.43p
16:35 1,100,137 @ 156.70p
16:29 12 @ 156.50p
16:29 88 @ 156.50p
16:29 288 @ 156.50p

Hays Key Personnel

CEO Alistair R Cox