HAS:LSE-Hays plc (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Staffing & Employment Services | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 157.90

Change

-0.60 (-0.38)%

Market Cap

GBX 2.65B

Volume

3.19M

Avg Analyst Target

GBX 184.00 (+16.53%)

Avg User Target

GBX
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


Hays plc (HAS) Stock Analysis:
Based on the Hays plc stock forecasts from 3 analysts, the average analyst target price for Hays plc is GBX 184.00 over the next 12 months. Hays plc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Hays plc is Slightly Bullish , which is based on 8 positive signals and 5 negative signals. At the last closing, Hays plc’s stock price was GBX 157.90. Hays plc’s stock price has changed by +9.50% over the past week, +18.00% over the past month and +10.11% over the last year.

About

Hays plc operates as a recruitment company in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. The company offers permanent, temporary, and contractor recruitment services, such as qualified, professional, and skilled recruitment to public and pr ...Read More

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Largest Industry Peers for Staffing & Employment Services

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
PAGE:LSE PageGroup plc

+2.50 (+0.40%)

GBX2.03B 57.27 14.62
RWA:LSE Robert Walters plc

N/A

GBX0.66B 36.53 9.45
CPS:LSE Cpl Resources plc

N/A

GBX0.28B 15.10 7.85
IPEL:LSE Impellam Group plc

N/A

GBX0.23B 28.91 5.59
STAF:LSE Staffline Group plc

N/A

GBX0.10B N/A 6.84
GATC:LSE Gattaca plc

-4.00 (-2.80%)

GBX0.05B 79.44 5.18
EMR:LSE Empresaria Group plc

N/A

GBX0.04B 8.10 5.71
WSE:LSE Work Service S. A.

N/A

GBX0.01B 2.76 0.28
HYDG:LSE Hydrogen Group Plc

N/A

GBX0.01B 106.25 4.78
PRP:LSE Prime People Plc

N/A

GBX9.73M 13.11 4.23

ETFs Containing HAS

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Staffing & Employment Services)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 8.00% 78% C+ 88% B+
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 8.00% 78% C+ 88% B+
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 10.11% 30% F 52% F
Dividend Return 0.01% 20% F 10% F
Total Return 10.12% 30% F 52% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 1.81% 82% B- 37% F
Dividend Return 7.10% 33% F 32% F
Total Return 8.91% 64% D 37% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 0.88% 73% C 26% F
Dividend Return 1.40% 33% F 49% F
Total Return 2.28% 64% D 27% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 25.21% 91% A- 49% F
Risk Adjusted Return 9.06% 64% D 28% F
Market Capitalization 2.65B 100% A+ 79% C+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Staffing & Employment Services)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 44.03 40% F 16% F
Price/Book Ratio 2.72 45% F 31% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 441.66 9% F 1% F
EV/EBITDA 13.25 27% F 44% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 7.13% 64% D 45% F
Return on Invested Capital 8.16% 100% A+ 74% C
Return on Assets 3.08% 82% B- 49% F
Debt to Equity Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Short Percent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta 1.31 55% F 22% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Ratings

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What to not like:
Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.