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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
PAYX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. PAYX: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 16.43   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.26
PAYX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. PAYX: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.26

0.18
0.87
Interest Coverage No Debt
PAYX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
94% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 136.02 vs. PAYX: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.10
M-Score: -2.45
WACC vs ROIC
9.24%
52.80%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 38.35
PAYX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. PAYX: 38.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.32   Max: 40.08
Current: 38.35

12.32
40.08
Net-margin (%) 24.55
PAYX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. PAYX: 24.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.71   Max: 29.3
Current: 24.55

9.71
29.3
ROE (%) 36.41
PAYX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.52 vs. PAYX: 36.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 26.61   Max: 42.04
Current: 36.41

26.61
42.04
ROA (%) 9.89
PAYX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.67 vs. PAYX: 9.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.43   Max: 10.58
Current: 9.89

7.43
10.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 286.37
PAYX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 60.36 vs. PAYX: 286.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 34.81   Max: 276.19
Current: 286.37

34.81
276.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
PAYX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. PAYX: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 20
Current: 6.2

-1.8
20
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.20
PAYX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. PAYX: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.7   Max: 35
Current: 7.2

-0.7
35
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.40
PAYX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. PAYX: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.1   Max: 35.1
Current: 6.4

-3.1
35.1
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PAYX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 27,722 sh (New)
Jim Simons 98,501 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 657,438 sh (+629.84%)
Ray Dalio 60,572 sh (+492.28%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,722,981 sh (+128.90%)
Murray Stahl 18,940 sh (+2.83%)
Tom Gayner 150,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 51,691 sh (-13.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 494,600 sh (-33.29%)
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Q3 2014

PAYX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 243,601 sh (+147.31%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,924,651 sh (+11.70%)
Murray Stahl 19,420 sh (+2.53%)
Tom Gayner 150,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 27,488 sh (-0.84%)
Jeff Auxier 51,135 sh (-1.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 69,465 sh (-89.43%)
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Q4 2014

PAYX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 73,972 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 132,130 sh (+90.21%)
Tom Gayner 150,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 50,935 sh (-0.39%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 27,266 sh (-0.81%)
Murray Stahl 18,085 sh (-6.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,783,350 sh (-7.34%)
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Q1 2015

PAYX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ray Dalio 80,072 sh (+8.25%)
Tom Gayner 150,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 27,071 sh (-0.72%)
Jeff Auxier 50,235 sh (-1.37%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,679,451 sh (-5.83%)
Murray Stahl 16,626 sh (-8.07%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 27.50
PAYX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
73% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. PAYX: 27.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.65   Max: 41.14
Current: 27.5

13.65
41.14
Forward P/E 24.75
PAYX's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
96% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.93 vs. PAYX: 24.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.70
PAYX's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
76% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. PAYX: 27.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.69   Max: 41.29
Current: 27.7

13.69
41.29
P/B 9.60
PAYX's P/B is ranked lower than
108% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. PAYX: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PAYX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 5.67   Max: 12.04
Current: 9.6

5.67
12.04
P/S 6.70
PAYX's P/S is ranked lower than
115% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. PAYX: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PAYX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 10.58
Current: 6.7

3.6
10.58
PFCF 23.60
PAYX's PFCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.81 vs. PAYX: 23.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PAYX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.03   Max: 39.34
Current: 23.6

12.03
39.34
POCF 20.95
PAYX's POCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.24 vs. PAYX: 20.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PAYX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 10.85   Max: 33.03
Current: 20.95

10.85
33.03
EV-to-EBIT 16.98
PAYX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
73% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.35 vs. PAYX: 16.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PAYX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.5   Max: 27
Current: 16.98

8.5
27
PEG 5.89
PAYX's PEG is ranked lower than
87% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PAYX: 5.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PAYX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 15.57
Current: 5.89

0.95
15.57
Shiller P/E 30.90
PAYX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.76 vs. PAYX: 30.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.49   Max: 50.31
Current: 30.9

16.49
50.31
Current Ratio 1.11
PAYX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. PAYX: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 7.39
Current: 1.11

1.07
7.39
Quick Ratio 1.11
PAYX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. PAYX: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 7.39
Current: 1.11

1.07
7.39
Days Sales Outstanding 20.16
PAYX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 55.71 vs. PAYX: 20.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 20.93   Max: 50.13
Current: 20.16

20.93
50.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.10
PAYX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. PAYX: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 5.87
Current: 3.1

1.27
5.87
Dividend Payout 0.82
PAYX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
85% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. PAYX: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1
Current: 0.82

0.24
1
Dividend growth (3y) 4.10
PAYX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
62% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. PAYX: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: 50.1
Current: 4.1

-19.4
50.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.57
PAYX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
51% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. PAYX: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 4.86
Current: 2.57

1.05
4.86
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
PAYX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. PAYX: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9   Max: -1.6
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 14.10
PAYX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
92% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. PAYX: 14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 9.14   Max: 32.84
Current: 14.1

9.14
32.84
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
PAYX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
79% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PAYX: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 9.17
Current: 2.1

0.94
9.17
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
PAYX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PAYX: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 5.31
Current: 1.1

0.63
5.31
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.80
PAYX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PAYX: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1   Max: 4.78
Current: 3.8

1
4.78
Price/Graham Number 4.10
PAYX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. PAYX: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 11.96
Current: 4.1

2.5
11.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
PAYX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
66% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. PAYX: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 11.7
Current: 5.9

3.7
11.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.83
PAYX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
57% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.29 vs. PAYX: 10.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
PAYX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 21.1
Current: 10.83

6.2
21.1

Analyst Estimate

May15 May16 May17
Revenue(Mil) 2,735 2,929 3,159
EPS($) 1.84 1.99 2.18
EPS without NRI($) 1.84 1.99 2.18

Business Description

Industry: Employment Services » Staffing & Outsourcing Services
Compare:AHEXY, RANJY, TMH, HAYPY, JOBS » details
Traded in other countries:PCX.Germany,
Paychex Inc is a Delaware Corporation formed in 1979. It is a provider of integrated payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States. The Company's services include payroll processing; payroll tax administration services; employee payment services; regulatory compliance services; Paychex HR Services; retirement services administration; insurance services; online HR administration services, including time and attendance and benefit enrollment; and other human resource services and products. Its payroll service includes the calculation, preparation, and delivery of employee payroll checks; production of internal accounting records and management reports; preparation of federal, state, and local payroll tax returns; and collection and remittance of clients' payroll obligations. Its payroll tax administration services provide accurate preparation and timely filing of quarterly and year-end tax returns, as well as the electronic transfer of funds to the applicable tax or regulatory agencies. The Company's employee payment services provide an employer with the option of paying their employees by direct deposit, payroll debit card, a check drawn on a Paychex account, or a check drawn on the employer's account. It offers human resource outsourcing solutions that provide businesses a full-service approach to the outsourcing of employer and employee administrative needs. Its Paychex HR Services offering is available through Paychex HR Solutions, an administrative services organization, or Paychex PEO, a professional employer organization. The Company offers new-hire reporting services, which enable clients to comply with federal and state requirements to report information on newly hired employees. Its retirement services product line offers a variety of options to clients, including 401(k) plans, 401(k) SIMPLE plans, SIMPLE IRAs, 401(k) plans with safe harbor provisions, owner-only 401(k) plans, profit sharing plans, and money purchase plans. It markets its services primarily through its direct sales force based in the metropolitan markets it serve. It has one primary national competitor and it also competes with other national, regional, local, and online service providers. The Company is subject to U.S. federal income tax, numerous local and state tax jurisdictions within the U.S., and income taxes in Germany.
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