Paychex, Inc. (PAYX): Price and Financial Metrics

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX): $110.31

0.94 (+0.86%)

POWR Rating

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  • PAYX scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 97% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for PAYX is in Quality, which has been heading up over the past 48 weeks.
  • PAYX's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 18.45% of US stocks).

PAYX Stock Summary

  • Paychex Inc's market capitalization of $39,354,627,333 is ahead of 93.12% of US-listed equities.
  • Paychex Inc's stock had its IPO on November 7, 1988, making it an older stock than 88.97% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of Paychex Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 86.33% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to PAYX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are UNF, LHCG, ROST, AVTR, and DHI.
  • Visit PAYX's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's 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 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 55.44%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 50.5%.
  • Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 231.61%.
PAYX's revenue has moved down $49,000,000 over the prior 15 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
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
2020-06-30 4,040.5 1,440.9 1,098.1
2020-03-31 4,105.8 1,301.4 1,107.8

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 96.93% of graded US stocks.
  • PAYX's asset turnover comes in at 0.452 -- ranking 339th of 556 Business Services stocks.
  • WFCF, HUBS, and LUNA 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
2021-05-31 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
2020-02-29 0.463 0.681 0.749

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 1.98 (Hold)

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PAYX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $110.31 52-week high $118.22
Prev. close $109.37 52-week low $75.08
Day low $109.36 Volume 1,072,200
Day high $110.74 Avg. volume 1,645,533
50-day MA $113.01 Dividend yield 2.41%
200-day MA $100.97 Market Cap 39.78B

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) Company Bio

Paychex Inc. provides payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Rochester, New York.

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Below are the latest news stories about Paychex Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate PAYX as an investment opportunity.

Paychex Fall '21 Product Launch Helps Businesses Navigate New Employment Landscape

Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management (HCM) software solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance services, has announced new enhancements designed to help employers hire and keep top talent in an ever-changing business climate, improve efficiency through automation, and provide access to HR information whenever and wherever is most convenient to them and their employees.

Yahoo | September 22, 2021

Report: Over a Third of Gen-Z and Millennial Workers are Looking for a New Job

New research from Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance services, reveals employee loyalty is at risk among younger generations, with one in three Gen-Z and Millennial workers actively looking for a new job, as employers experience what has been termed "The Great Resignation." This survey was conducted in partnership with Future Workplace, an HR research and advisory firm.

Yahoo | September 21, 2021

Paychex, Inc. Schedules First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Earnings Conference Call for September 30, 2021

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paychex, Inc. (Nasdaq:PAYX) will release financial results for its fiscal 2022 first quarter ended August 31, 2021. Paychex will deliver results via Business Wire before the financial markets open on Thursday, September 30, 2021. The Company will host a conference call at 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, September 30, 2021, to review the results for the quarter. Participating in this call will be Martin Mucci, President and CEO, and Efrain Rivera, Senior Vice Presiden

Business Wire | September 16, 2021

Paychex Pre-Check Earns HR Executive Magazines Top HR Product Of The Year Award

Paychex, Inc., the human capital management (HCM) software and services company that provides the power of simplicity for increasingly complex workplaces, has once again earned recognition as a Top HR Product of the Year in the Core HR category by Human Resource Executive magazine and the HR Technology Conference & Exposition. Paychex earned the recognition [] The post Paychex Pre-Check Earns HR Executive Magazines Top HR Product Of The Year Award appeared first on AiThority .

AIThority | September 15, 2021

Paychex Pre-Check Earns HR Executive Magazine''s Top HR Product of the Year Award

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --

Business Insider Markets | September 14, 2021

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PAYX Price Returns

1-mo -3.43%
3-mo 5.06%
6-mo 10.78%
1-year 49.29%
3-year 63.94%
5-year 113.47%
YTD 20.70%
2020 13.25%
2019 34.53%
2018 -1.08%
2017 14.51%
2016 18.98%

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