Paychex Inc. (PAYX): Price and Financial Metrics

Paychex Inc. (PAYX): $125.98

0.08 (+0.06%)

POWR Rating

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  • PAYX scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 98.54% of US stocks.
  • PAYX's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • PAYX ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 12th percentile.

PAYX Stock Summary

  • PAYCHEX INC's market capitalization of $43,417,460,643 is ahead of 94.62% of US-listed equities.
  • PAYCHEX INC's stock had its IPO on November 7, 1988, making it an older stock than 90.06% of US equities in our set.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, PAYX is more volatile than just 10.87% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to PAYX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are LULU, CTAS, HSY, ROST, and TT.
  • 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 683.33% higher, now standing at 9.4.
  • PAYX's price/earnings ratio has moved down 7.6 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 2022-11-25 9.4 14.2 30.9 23.5
PAYX 2022-11-23 9.4 14.1 30.9 23.5
PAYX 2022-11-22 9.3 14.1 30.8 23.4
PAYX 2022-11-21 9.3 14.0 30.5 23.2
PAYX 2022-11-18 9.2 13.9 30.3 23.1
PAYX 2022-11-17 9.2 13.8 30.1 22.9

PAYX Growth Metrics

    The 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 18.9%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at -2.53%.
  • The 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 31.66%.
PAYX's revenue has moved up $701,500,000 over the prior 33 months.

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
2022-09-30 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
2021-06-30 4,056.8 1,260.3 1,097.5

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 $125.98 52-week high $141.92
Prev. close $125.90 52-week low $105.66
Day low $123.68 Volume 1,291,100
Day high $126.30 Avg. volume 1,783,528
50-day MA $116.36 Dividend yield 2.51%
200-day MA $122.73 Market Cap 45.40B

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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Small Business Hiring and Worker Wages Hold Steady

The rate of job growth and hourly earnings growth held relatively steady at U.S. small businesses in November, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. The Small Business Jobs Index moderated slightly -0.05 percent from the previous month and stands at 99.38. At 5.04 percent, the pace of hourly earnings growth was unchanged over the previous month.

Yahoo | November 29, 2022

Paychex Awarded IDC 2022 SaaS Customer Satisfaction Award

Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management software solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance services, has been awarded the IDC 2022 SaaS Customer Service Satisfaction Award for Core HR.

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PAYX Price Returns

1-mo 11.51%
3-mo N/A
6-mo 0.69%
1-year 7.87%
3-year 62.23%
5-year 114.70%
YTD -5.33%
2021 50.16%
2020 13.25%
2019 34.53%
2018 -1.08%
2017 14.51%

PAYX Dividends

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