Paychex Inc. (PAYX): Price and Financial Metrics

Paychex Inc. (PAYX): $122.23

0.39 (-0.32%)

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PAYX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $122.23 52-week high $129.70
Prev. close $122.62 52-week low $104.09
Day low $121.38 Volume 1,017,700
Day high $122.65 Avg. volume 1,584,952
50-day MA $121.45 Dividend yield 2.91%
200-day MA $118.40 Market Cap 43.98B

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  • PAYX scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 97.32% of US stocks.
  • PAYX's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving down over the last 26 weeks.
  • PAYX ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 10th percentile.

PAYX Stock Summary

  • PAYCHEX INC's market capitalization of $42,041,582,150 is ahead of 93.84% of US-listed equities.
  • PAYCHEX INC's stock had its IPO on November 7, 1988, making it an older stock than 89.35% of US equities in our set.
  • The volatility of PAYCHEX INC's share price is greater than that of merely 7.27% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to PAYCHEX INC, a group of peers worth examining would be HSY, ROST, GWW, CRH, and AME.
  • PAYX's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit PAYCHEX INC's official web site, go to

PAYX Valuation Summary

  • PAYX's price/sales ratio is 8.3; this is 295.24% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • PAYX's price/sales ratio has moved down 3.3 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for PAYX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
PAYX 2023-12-29 8.3 12.2 26.3 19.7
PAYX 2023-12-28 8.3 12.2 26.4 19.8
PAYX 2023-12-27 8.3 12.2 26.3 19.7
PAYX 2023-12-26 8.4 12.3 26.5 19.9
PAYX 2023-12-22 8.4 12.2 26.5 19.8
PAYX 2023-12-21 8.3 12.1 26.3 19.7

PAYX Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 31.66%.
  • The 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 22.71%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -57.76%.
Over the past 34 months, PAYX's revenue has gone up $711,000,000.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 4,816.8 1,636 1,466.6
2022-09-30 4,735 1,484.2 1,438.4
2022-06-30 4,611.7 1,505.5 1,392.8
2022-03-31 4,496.6 1,558 1,359.4
2021-12-31 4,332.3 1,385 1,279.2
2021-09-30 4,207.5 1,430.9 1,219.5

PAYX's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • PAYX has a Quality Grade of A, ranking ahead of 96.92% of graded US stocks.
  • PAYX's asset turnover comes in at 0.456 -- ranking 342nd of 563 Business Services stocks.
  • JCI, EGHT, and ADS are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with PAYX.

The table below shows PAYX's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-08-31 0.456 0.697 0.740
2021-05-31 0.452 0.687 0.667
2021-02-28 0.448 0.684 0.649
2020-11-30 0.454 0.683 0.666
2020-08-31 0.454 0.683 0.681
2020-05-31 0.457 0.683 0.720

PAYX Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of PAYX, see our PAYX 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 $108.86 Average Broker Recommendation 2.02 (Hold)

Paychex Inc. (PAYX) Company Bio

  Paychex, Incis an American provider of human resourcepayroll, and benefits outsourcing services for small- to medium-sized businesses. With headquarters in Rochester, New York, the company has more than 100 offices serving approximately 670,000 payroll clients in the U.S. and Europe. In 2019, Paychex ranked in position 700 on the Fortune 500 list of largest corporations by revenue, and the company's revenue for fiscal year 2020 is projected to exceed $4.1 billion. (Source:Wikipedia)

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PAYX Price Returns

1-mo 1.67%
3-mo -0.65%
6-mo N/A
1-year 11.79%
3-year 46.42%
5-year 84.30%
YTD 3.37%
2023 6.21%
2022 -13.16%
2021 50.16%
2020 13.25%
2019 34.53%

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