Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.02 EPS

Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYXGet Free Report) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The business services provider reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.10 by $0.02, reports. The business had revenue of $1.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 billion. Paychex had a net margin of 31.86% and a return on equity of 46.14%. The company’s revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.97 earnings per share. Paychex updated its FY25 guidance to $4.96-5.05 EPS.

Paychex Stock Down 5.0 %

NASDAQ PAYX traded down $6.28 on Wednesday, reaching $118.75. The company had a trading volume of 1,418,516 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,779,230. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21. The stock has a market capitalization of $42.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.87, a P/E/G ratio of 3.47 and a beta of 0.96. The company’s fifty day moving average is $122.43 and its 200 day moving average is $122.09. Paychex has a 52-week low of $106.27 and a 52-week high of $129.70.

Paychex Increases Dividend

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, May 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 10th were issued a $0.98 dividend. This represents a $3.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 9th. This is a positive change from Paychex’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.89. Paychex’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 85.40%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Evercore ISI reissued an “in-line” rating and issued a $118.00 price objective on shares of Paychex in a research note on Tuesday, March 26th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and set a $130.00 price objective on shares of Paychex in a report on Tuesday, May 21st. TD Cowen lowered their target price on Paychex from $122.00 to $121.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 3rd. Bank of America lifted their price target on Paychex from $108.00 to $111.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 3rd. Finally, Wedbush reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $115.00 price objective on shares of Paychex in a research note on Wednesday, April 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and ten have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, Paychex presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $123.00.

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Insider Activity

In other news, Director David J. S. Flaschen sold 19,709 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $124.55, for a total value of $2,454,755.95. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,383 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $670,452.65. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 11.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Paychex Company Profile

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Paychex, Inc provides integrated human capital management solutions for human resources (HR), payroll, benefits, and insurance services for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States, Europe, and India. It offers payroll processing services; payroll tax administration services; employee payment services; and regulatory compliance services, such as new-hire reporting and garnishment processing.

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