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Automatic Data Processing Graham Number

: $N/A (As of Jun. 2022)
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Graham Number is a figure that measures a stock's fundamental value by taking into account the company's earnings per share and book value per share. The Graham number is the upper bound of the price range that a defensive investor should pay for the stock. According to the theory, any stock price below the Graham number is considered undervalued, and thus worth investing in.

As of today (2022-08-10), the stock price of Automatic Data Processing is $249.80. Automatic Data Processing's graham number for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $N/A. Therefore, Automatic Data Processing's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is N/A.

The historical rank and industry rank for Automatic Data Processing's Graham Number or its related term are showing as below:

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Automatic Data Processing was 7.60. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 2.66.

Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation. It is a very conservative way of valuing a stock.


Automatic Data Processing Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Automatic Data Processing's Graham Number can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Automatic Data Processing Annual Data
Trend Jun13 Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17 Jun18 Jun19 Jun20 Jun21 Jun22
Graham Number
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 18.71 23.34 25.77 26.15 -

Automatic Data Processing Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Graham Number Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 26.15 24.72 22.74 14.04 -

Competitive Comparison

For the Staffing & Employment Services subindustry, Automatic Data Processing's Graham Number, along with its competitors' market caps and Graham Number data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Automatic Data Processing Graham Number Distribution

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, Automatic Data Processing's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Automatic Data Processing's Graham Number falls into.



Automatic Data Processing Graham Number Calculation

Graham Number is a concept based on Ben Graham's conservative valuation of companies.

Automatic Data Processing's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*-0.981*7)
=N/A

Automatic Data Processing's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*-0.981*7.01)
=N/A

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Automatic Data Processing  (NAS:ADP) Graham Number Explanation

Ben Graham actually did not publish a formula like this. But he wrote in The Intelligent Investor (1948 version) regarding to the criteria for purchases:

Current price should not be more than 15 times average earnings of the past three years.

Current price should not be more than 1.5 times the book value last reported. However, a multiplier of earnings below 15 could justify a correspondingly higher multiplier of assets. As a rule of thumb we suggest that the product of the multiplier times the ratio of price to book value should not exceed 22.5. (This figure corresponds to 15 times earnings and 1.5 times book value. It would admit an issue selling at only 9 times earnings and 2.5 times asset value, etc.)

Unlike valuation methods such as DCF or Discounted Earnings, the Graham number does not take growth into the valuation. Unlike the valuation methods based on book value alone, it takes into account the earnings power. Therefore, the Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation.

In general, the Graham number is a very conservative way of valuing a stock. It cannot be applied to companies with negative book values.

Automatic Data Processing's Price to Graham number Ratio for today is calculated as

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=249.80/N/A
=N/A

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Please keep these in mind:

1. Graham Number does not take growth into account. Therefore it underestimates the values of the companies that have good earnings growth. We feel that if the earnings per share grows more than 10% a year, Graham Number underestimates the value.
2. Graham Number punishes the companies that have temporarily low earnings. Therefore, an average of earnings makes more sense in the calculation of Graham Number.
3. Graham Numbers underestimates companies that are light with book.


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Automatic Data Processing Business Description

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Address
One ADP Boulevard, Roseland, NJ, USA, 07068
ADP is a provider of payroll and human capital management solutions servicing the full scope of businesses from micro to global enterprises. ADP was established in 1949 and serves over 920,000 clients primarily in the United States. ADP's employer services segment offers payroll, HCM solutions, HR outsourcing, insurance and retirement services. The smaller but faster-growing PEO segment provides HR outsourcing solutions to small and midsize businesses through a co-employment model.
Executives
Goeckeler David director C/O WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION 5601 GREAT OAKS PARKWAY SAN JOSE CA 95119
Blanchard Augusto J officer: Corp VP ONE ADP BOULEVARD ROSELAND NJ 07068
Sperduto James T officer: Corp VP ONE ADP BOULEVARD ROSELAND NJ 07068
Magliulo Virginia officer: Corp VP ONE ADP BOULEVARD ROSELAND NJ 07068
Quevedo Alexander officer: Corp VP ONE ADP BOULEVARD ROSELAND NJ 07068
Kwon David officer: Corp VP ONE ADP BOULEVARD ROSELAD NJ 07068
D'ambrosio Christopher officer: Corp. VP ONE ADP BOULEVARD ROSELAND NJ 07068
Haynesworth Linnie M director 214 N TRYON STREET CHARLOTTE NC 28202
Brown Laura G officer: Corp. VP ONE ADP BOULEVARD ROSELAND NJ 07068
Keene Nazzic S director 1710 SAIC DRIVE MCLEAN VA 22102
Michaud Brian L. officer: Corp VP ONE ADP BOULEVARD ROSELAND NJ 07068
Desilva Joseph officer: Corp VP ONE ADP BOULEVARD ROSELAND NJ 07068
Katsoudas Francine S director ONE ADP BOULEVARD ROSELAND NJ 07068
Winters Kathleen A officer: Corp. VP 101 COLUMBIA ROAD MORRISTOWN NJ 07960
Levin Matthew officer: Corp VP NEUSTAR, INC. 4600 CENTER OAK PLAZA STERLING VA 20166

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