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What's in the Offing for Paycom (PAYC) This Earnings Season?

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Paycom Software (PAYC - Free Report) is slated to report third-quarter 2021 results on Nov 2.

For the second quarter, management estimates revenues between $249 million and $251 million.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for quarterly revenues is pegged at $250.4 million, indicating an increase of 27.4%, year over year. The consensus mark for earnings is 91 cents per share, suggesting a 30% rise from the prior-year quarter.

The company’s earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in all of the trailing four quarters, the average surprise being 12.3%.

Let’s see how things have shaped up prior to the upcoming announcement.

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Factors at Play

Paycom’s third-quarter performance is likely to have benefited from new business wins and the high-margin recurring revenue business. The company’s employee usage strategy, sales efforts and investments are anticipated to have boosted sales growth during the period in discussion.

Paycom had earlier mentioned its intention to aggressively drive advertising and marketing efforts in order to generate more demo leads, virtual meetings and increased close rates of deals. This is likely to have led to further market-share gains for Paycom.

Nonetheless, the company’s quarterly performance is expected to have been hurt by the pandemic-triggered economic and business disruptions. Notably, some of the company’s businesses are directly related to the number of headcounts at its client offices.

Moreover, form filing might have been negatively impacted by the reduced workforce in industries hardest hit by the pandemic, coupled with a lower turnover in those industries.

What Our Model Says

Our proven model predicts an earnings beat for Paycom this season. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP, and Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold), increases the chances of an earnings beat. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell, before they’re reported, with our Earnings ESP Filter.

Paycom currently carries a Zacks Rank of 3 and has an Earnings ESP of 0.00%.

Other Stocks With Favorable Combinations

Here are some other companies, which, per our model, have the right combination of elements to post an earnings beat in their upcoming release:

HP (HPQ - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +1.89% and currently sports a Zacks Rank of 1. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Applied Materials (AMAT - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +0.52% and holds a Zacks Rank of 2, currently.

QUALCOMM (QCOM - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +0.35% and carries a Zacks Rank #3, at present.