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How to buy Automatic Data Processing stock (ADP)

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Automatic Data Processing is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Automatic Data Processing shares (ADP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Automatic Data Processing employs 63,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $18.9 billion.

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Automatic Data Processing stock price (NASDAQ: ADP)

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Automatic Data Processing shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-11.
Latest market close$235.63
52-week range$201.95 - $253.63
50-day moving average $244.28
200-day moving average $240.70
Wall St. target price$260.71
PE ratio 26.3568
Dividend yield $5.3 (2.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.94

Is it a good time to buy Automatic Data Processing stock?

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Automatic Data Processing price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $235.63 from 2024-07-11

1 week (2024-07-05) 0.03%
1 month (2024-06-12) -4.27%
3 months (2024-04-12) -3.37%
6 months (2024-01-12) -0.14%
1 year (2023-07-12) 4.73%
2 years (2022-07-08) N/A
3 years (2021-07-12) 15.65%
5 years (2019-07-12) 49.15%

Is Automatic Data Processing stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Automatic Data Processing's P/E ratio

Automatic Data Processing's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Automatic Data Processing shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Automatic Data Processing's PEG ratio

Automatic Data Processing's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6713. 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 Automatic Data Processing's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Automatic Data Processing's EBITDA

Automatic Data Processing's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Automatic Data Processing's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Automatic Data Processing financials

Revenue TTM $18.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.56%
Gross profit TTM $8.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.96%
Return on equity TTM 88.92%
Profit margin 19.56%
Book value $11.29
Market Capitalization $96.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Automatic Data Processing share dividends

61%

Dividend payout ratio: 60.69% of net profits

Recently Automatic Data Processing has paid out, on average, around 60.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Automatic Data Processing shareholders could enjoy a 2.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Automatic Data Processing's case, that would currently equate to about $5.3 per share.

Automatic Data Processing's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Automatic Data Processing's most recent dividend payout was on 30 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Automatic Data Processing's shares ever split?

Automatic Data Processing's shares were split on a 1139:1000 basis on 30 September 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1139 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Automatic Data Processing shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 12.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Automatic Data Processing shares which in turn could have impacted Automatic Data Processing's share price.

Automatic Data Processing share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Automatic Data Processing's shares have ranged in value from as little as $201.9541 up to $253.6343. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ADP.US volatility(beta: 0.79)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 Automatic Data Processing's is 0.791. This would suggest that Automatic Data Processing's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Automatic Data Processing overview

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. provides cloud-based human capital management solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Employer Services and Professional Employer Organization (PEO). The Employer Services segment offers strategic, cloud-based platforms, and human resources (HR) outsourcing solutions. Its offerings include payroll services, benefits administration, talent management, HR management, workforce management, insurance, retirement, and compliance services, as well as integrated HCM solutions. The PEO Services segment provides HR outsourcing solution to businesses through a co-employment model. This segment offers employee benefits, protection and compliance, talent engagement, expertise, comprehensive outsourcing, and recruitment process outsourcing services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Automatic Data Processing is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.113% of Automatic Data Processing shares are held by insiders and 83.466% by institutions.
How many people work for Automatic Data Processing?
Latest data suggests 63,000 work at Automatic Data Processing.
When does the fiscal year end for Automatic Data Processing?
Automatic Data Processing's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is Automatic Data Processing based?
Automatic Data Processing's address is: One ADP Boulevard, Roseland, NJ, United States, 07068
What is Automatic Data Processing's ISIN number?
Automatic Data Processing's international securities identification number is: US0530151036
What is Automatic Data Processing's CUSIP number?
Automatic Data Processing's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 053015103

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