Paychex Inc. (PAYX): Price and Financial Metrics

Paychex Inc. (PAYX): $116.36

2.49 (+2.19%)

POWR Rating

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  • PAYX scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 94.75% of US stocks.
  • PAYX's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • PAYX's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 16.39% of US stocks).

PAYX Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $47,811,123,885, Paychex Inc has a greater market value than 94.33% of US stocks.
  • PAYX's went public 33.41 years ago, making it older than 89.11% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • PAYX's price/sales ratio is 11.04; that's higher than the P/S ratio of 86.77% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Paychex Inc are HSY, LULU, EMR, MNST, and ADM.
  • PAYX's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Paychex Inc's official web site, go to

PAYX Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, PAYX's price/sales ratio is 206.06% higher, now standing at 10.1.
  • PAYX's price/sales ratio has moved down 5.5 over the prior 243 months.
  • PAYX's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 8.9 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 2021-08-26 10.1 13.8 37.2 28.3
PAYX 2021-08-25 10.1 13.9 37.5 28.6
PAYX 2021-08-24 10.1 14.0 37.5 28.6
PAYX 2021-08-23 10.2 14.1 37.9 28.9
PAYX 2021-08-20 10.2 14.1 37.8 28.9
PAYX 2021-08-19 10.2 14.1 37.8 28.8

PAYX Growth Metrics

    The year over year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 0.25%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 202.37%.
  • The 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 49.72%.
Over the past 34 months, PAYX's revenue has gone up $669,100,000.

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
2021-12-31 4,332.3 1,385 1,279.2
2021-09-30 4,207.5 1,430.9 1,219.5
2021-06-30 4,056.8 1,260.3 1,097.5
2021-03-31 3,942.7 1,258.8 1,055.2
2020-12-31 3,973.7 1,307 1,059.2
2020-09-30 3,980.7 1,361.1 1,045.5

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 $116.36 52-week high $141.92
Prev. close $113.87 52-week low $106.55
Day low $113.51 Volume 1,693,000
Day high $116.63 Avg. volume 1,960,844
50-day MA $122.09 Dividend yield 2.72%
200-day MA $123.13 Market Cap 42.01B

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) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

Paychex (PAYX) closed at $115.79 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.92% move from the prior day.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Report: New Research from Paychex Reveals Workers' Top Concerns Around COVID-19 Variants

New research from Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management software solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance services, reveals that workers continue to have significant worries related to the impact of COVID-19 variants. As the pandemic continues, employees have several workplace concerns, ranging from their health – and that of their families – to employment status. The research was conducted in partnership with Future Workplace, an Executi

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Paychex (PAYX) Stock Moves -0.44%: What You Should Know

Paychex (PAYX) closed at $115.84 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.44% move from the prior day.

Yahoo | February 18, 2022

Are Paychex, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:PAYX) Fundamentals Good Enough to Warrant Buying Given The Stock's Recent Weakness?

Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) has had a rough three months with its share price down 4.6%. However, the company's fundamentals...

Yahoo | February 16, 2022

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PAYX Price Returns

1-mo -7.51%
3-mo -15.92%
6-mo -12.23%
1-year 9.59%
3-year 49.77%
5-year 137.24%
YTD -13.68%
2021 50.16%
2020 13.25%
2019 34.53%
2018 -1.08%
2017 14.51%

PAYX Dividends

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