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Paychex, Inc. (PAYX)

(Delayed Data from NSDQ)

$91.41 USD


-1.95 (-2.09%)

Updated Feb 25, 2021 04:00 PM ET

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Top 42% (106 out of 253)

Industry: Outsourcing

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Company Summary

Paychex, Inc. is one of the leading providers of integrated human capital management (“HCM”) solutions for payroll, human resource (“HR”), retirement, and insurance services for small- to medium-sized businesses. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1979.

The company’s payroll processing services include payroll processing, payroll tax administration services, employee payment servicesand regulatory compliance services. The company supports small-business companies through its core payroll, software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) Paychex Flex platform, and its SurePayroll ® SaaS-based products. The company’s SaaS solution through ...

General Information

Paychex, Inc.



Phone: 585-385-6666

Fax: 302-655-5049



Industry Outsourcing
Sector Business Services
Fiscal Year End May
Last Reported Quarter 11/30/2020
Next EPS Date 3/24/2021

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 0.93
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 2.94
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 8.00
Next EPS Report Date 3/24/2021

Price and Volume Information

Zacks Rank Premium
Yesterday's Close 93.36
52 Week High 99.95
52 Week Low 47.87
Beta 0.89
20 Day Moving Average 1,710,994.38
Target Price Consensus 90.21


% Price Change
4 Week 6.97
12 Week 0.58
YTD 0.19
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 2.21
12 Week -5.99
YTD -4.13
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 360.63
Market Capitalization (millions) 33,668.53
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 5/23/2000
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 2.66%
Annual Dividend $2.48
Payout Ratio 0.84
Change in Payout Ratio -0.01
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 1/29/2021 / $0.62

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 31.79
Trailing 12 Months 31.75
PEG Ratio 3.97
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 4.29%
vs. Previous Quarter 15.87%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year -0.71%
vs. Previous Quarter 5.52%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 11.65
Price/Cash Flow 22.04
Price / Sales 8.47
11/30/20 37.99
8/31/20 38.70
5/31/20 40.76
11/30/20 12.16
8/31/20 12.01
5/31/20 12.25
Current Ratio
11/30/20 1.28
8/31/20 1.25
5/31/20 1.23
Quick Ratio
11/30/20 1.28
8/31/20 1.25
5/31/20 1.23
Operating Margin
11/30/20 26.79
8/31/20 26.47
5/31/20 26.81
Net Margin
11/30/20 26.66
8/31/20 26.26
5/31/20 27.18
Pre-Tax Margin
11/30/20 34.77
8/31/20 34.39
5/31/20 35.57
Book Value
11/30/20 8.01
8/31/20 7.72
5/31/20 7.75
Inventory Turnover
11/30/20 NA
8/31/20 NA
5/31/20 NA
11/30/20 0.28
8/31/20 0.29
5/31/20 0.29
Debt to Capital
11/30/20 21.62
8/31/20 22.29
5/31/20 22.27