Paychex Inc. (PAYX): Price and Financial Metrics

Paychex Inc. (PAYX): $113.54

-2.49 (-2.15%)

POWR Rating

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  • PAYX scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 97.98% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for PAYX is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 177 days.
  • PAYX ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 19th percentile.

PAYX Stock Summary

  • PAYCHEX INC's market capitalization of $39,233,179,084 is ahead of 94.38% of US-listed equities.
  • PAYX's went public 34.41 years ago, making it older than 90.14% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • The volatility of PAYCHEX INC's share price is greater than that of just 8.47% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to PAYX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are LULU, CTAS, TT, DHI, and CRH.
  • Visit PAYX's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

PAYX Valuation Summary

  • PAYX's price/sales ratio is 8; this is 627.27% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • PAYX's price/earnings ratio has moved down 10.1 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 2023-03-17 8.0 12.1 26.4 20.1
PAYX 2023-03-16 8.1 12.2 26.7 20.4
PAYX 2023-03-15 8.0 12.0 26.3 20.0
PAYX 2023-03-14 8.1 12.2 26.6 20.3
PAYX 2023-03-13 8.1 12.2 26.6 20.3
PAYX 2023-03-10 8.1 12.1 26.5 20.2

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)

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PAYX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $113.54 52-week high $141.92
Prev. close $116.03 52-week low $105.66
Day low $113.29 Volume 2,497,500
Day high $117.93 Avg. volume 1,827,346
50-day MA $112.88 Dividend yield 2.9%
200-day MA $118.24 Market Cap 40.93B

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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Latest PAYX News From Around the Web

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Paychex (PAYX) Q3 Earnings & Revenues Beat, Adjusts FY23 View

Paychex's (PAYX) third-quarter fiscal 2023 earnings and revenues increase year over year.

Yahoo | March 29, 2023

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Yahoo | March 29, 2023

Paychex Q3 Highlights: 8% Revenue Growth, Earnings Beat, Updated Outlook & More

Paychex, Inc (NASDAQ: PAYX) reported third-quarter FY23 revenue growth of 8% year-over-year to $1.38 billion, beating the consensus of $1.36 billion. Total service revenue grew 7% Y/Y to $1.35 billion. Segments: Management Solutions revenue grew 7% Y/Y to $1 billion. PEO and Insurance Solutions' revenue rose 6% Y/Y to $321.2 million. Operating income increased by 9% Y/Y to $611.9 million, and the margin was 44.3%, up 20 bps. Adjusted EPS increased 12% Y/Y to $1.29, beating the consensus of $1.24

Yahoo | March 29, 2023

Paychex Named Among FORTUNE's Most Innovative Companies

Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management software solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance services, has been recognized on FORTUNE® magazine's inaugural list of America's Most Innovative Companies. The recognition as a 2023 innovator was awarded to Paychex for the company's commitment to industry-leading HR solutions while fostering a culture of innovation. The list, presented by FORTUNE and Statista, Inc., features 300 top-scoring U.S.-bas

Yahoo | March 29, 2023

Paychex (PAYX) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Paychex (PAYX) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 4.03% and 1.48%, respectively, for the quarter ended February 2023. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | March 29, 2023

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PAYX Price Returns

1-mo 2.57%
3-mo -1.09%
6-mo 2.57%
1-year -14.59%
3-year 96.10%
5-year 113.32%
YTD -1.09%
2022 -13.16%
2021 50.16%
2020 13.25%
2019 34.53%
2018 -1.08%

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