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How to buy Paylocity Holding Corporation stock

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Paylocity Holding Corporation is a software-application business based in the US. Paylocity Holding Corporation shares (PCTY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Paylocity Holding Corporation employs 3,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Paylocity Holding Corporation share price

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Paylocity Holding Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$88.01 - $218.34
50-day moving average $182.50
200-day moving average $191.79
Wall St. target price$218.00
PE ratio 163.3502
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.19

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Is Paylocity Holding Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Paylocity Holding Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Paylocity Holding Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Paylocity Holding Corporation's P/E ratio

Paylocity Holding Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 163x. In other words, Paylocity Holding Corporation shares trade at around 163x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Paylocity Holding Corporation's PEG ratio

Paylocity Holding Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.0815. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Paylocity Holding Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Paylocity Holding Corporation's EBITDA

Paylocity Holding Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $86.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Paylocity Holding Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Paylocity Holding Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $584.4 million
Operating margin TTM 11.56%
Gross profit TTM $379.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.63%
Return on equity TTM 18.16%
Profit margin 11.5%
Book value $7.51
Market capitalisation $10.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Paylocity Holding Corporation shares

There are currently 682,012 Paylocity Holding Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Paylocity Holding Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 0.7% up from 677,301 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Paylocity Holding Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Paylocity Holding Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Paylocity Holding Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 271717.92828685). Paylocity Holding Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.51. In other words for every 100,000 Paylocity Holding Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2510 shares are currently held short.

However Paylocity Holding Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Paylocity Holding Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Paylocity Holding Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Paylocity Holding Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0215% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Paylocity Holding Corporation shares, roughly 22 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Paylocity Holding Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Paylocity Holding Corporation stock.

Paylocity Holding Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Paylocity Holding Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Paylocity Holding Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Paylocity Holding Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $88.01 up to $218.3425. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PCTY.US volatility(beta: 1.22)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Paylocity Holding Corporation's is 1.2223. This would suggest that Paylocity Holding Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Paylocity Holding Corporation overview

Paylocity Holding Corporation provides cloud-based payroll and human capital management software solutions for medium-sized organizations in the United States. The company offers Payroll module that enables clients to automate key payroll processes and manage compliance; Core HR module, which provides a set of HR capabilities enabling clients to manage HR data; and Talent module that enable clients to manage their talent throughout employees' tenures, starting at recruiting and carrying through onboarding, learning, and performance management. It also provides Workforce Management module for time and attendance and scheduling functionality, enabling clients to collect hourly data for employees, improve productivity, and help organizations control labor costs; Benefits modules, which offers benefit management solutions that integrate with insurance carrier systems to provide automated administrative processes. In addition, the company offers third-party administrative services for clients designed to modernize the administration of flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, transportation management accounts, premium only plans, and health reimbursement arrangements for their employees. Further, it provides implementation and training, client, and tax and regulatory services. The company sells its products through sales representatives. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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