Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP): Price and Financial Metrics

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP): $209.63

0.80 (+0.38%)

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  • Stability is the dimension where ADP ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 90.07% of US stocks.
  • ADP's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 31 weeks.
  • ADP's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 32.28% of US stocks).

ADP Stock Summary

  • Automatic Data Processing Inc's market capitalization of $88,031,230,042 is ahead of 97.19% of US-listed equities.
  • Automatic Data Processing Inc's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.76% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of Automatic Data Processing Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 86.68% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Automatic Data Processing Inc are USB, BKNG, ITW, ANTM, and PNC.
  • ADP's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Automatic Data Processing Inc's official web site, go to

ADP Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, ADP's EV/EBIT ratio is 11.72% higher, now standing at 26.7.
  • Over the past 243 months, ADP's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.4.
  • ADP's price/earnings ratio has moved down 0.5 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for ADP.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
ADP 2019-10-03 4.8 12.7 29.8 21.9
ADP 2014-09-10 3.3 6.0 26.5 17.6
ADP 2012-12-19 2.6 4.5 20.3 12.9
ADP 2010-03-15 2.5 3.9 16.5 10.7
ADP 2009-12-02 2.5 3.9 16.5 10.6
ADP 2009-08-20 2.1 3.8 15.7 9.1

ADP Growth Metrics

  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 7.89%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at 62.43%.
  • The 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -37.91%.
ADP's revenue has moved up $1,319,400,000 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows ADP's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-03-31 14,645.2 3,217.1 2,471.9
2020-12-31 14,591 3,083.6 2,482.1
2020-09-30 14,564.8 3,075.3 2,486.2
2020-06-30 14,589.8 3,026.2 2,466.5
2020-03-31 14,711.7 2,981.9 2,530.3
2019-12-31 14,511.3 2,887.7 2,463.1

ADP Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of ADP, see our ADP price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $181.72 Average Broker Recommendation 1.93 (Hold)

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ADP Price/Volume Stats

Current price $209.63 52-week high $210.32
Prev. close $208.83 52-week low $127.31
Day low $208.41 Volume 1,533,800
Day high $210.32 Avg. volume 1,794,834
50-day MA $200.15 Dividend yield 1.77%
200-day MA $181.67 Market Cap 89.20B

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) Company Bio

Automatic Data Processing offers a range of business outsourcing and HCM solutions, including: Payroll Services, Benefits Administration, Talent Management, Human Resources Management, Time and Attendance Management, Insurance Services, Retirement Services and Tax, Compliance and Payment Solutions. The company was founded in 1949 and is based in Roseland, New Jersey.

ADP Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$209.63$60.48 -69%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for ADP, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Automatic Data Processing Inc ranked in the 25th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for ADP, they are:

  • As a business, ADP is generating more cash flow than 95.23% of positive cash flow stocks in the Industrials.
  • The business' balance sheet reveals debt to be 3% of the company's capital (with equity being the remaining amount). Approximately just 12.44% of US stocks with free cash flow have a lower reliance on debt in their capital structure.
  • ADP's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 51.94% of tickers in our DCF set.

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Latest ADP News From Around the Web

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Yahoo | July 29, 2021

Automatic Data Processing EPS beats by $0.06, beats on revenue

Automatic Data Processing (ADP): Q4 Non-GAAP EPS of $1.20 beats by $0.06; GAAP EPS of $1.26 beats by $0.13.Revenue of $3.7B (+9.5% Y/Y) beats by $20M.Adjusted EBIT increased 4% to $678 million, representing an adjusted EBIT margin decrease of 120 basis points in the quarter to 18.1%.Providing fiscal 2022 outlook...

Seeking Alpha | July 28, 2021

Automatic Data Processing, inc (ADP) Q4 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

ADP earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2021.

The Motley Fool | July 28, 2021

Automatic Data Processing Initiates FY21 Outlook

ROSELAND (dpa-AFX) - While reporting financial results for the fourth quarter on Wednesday, technology company Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) initiated its adjusted earnings and revenue grow

FinanzNachrichten | July 28, 2021

Earnings and Growth Analysis : Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP)

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ADP Price Returns

1-mo 4.05%
3-mo 10.01%
6-mo 25.73%
1-year 61.21%
3-year 67.94%
5-year 165.71%
YTD 20.15%
2020 5.86%
2019 32.71%
2018 14.25%
2017 16.54%
2016 24.29%

ADP Dividends

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