Paychex (PAYX) To Report Earnings Tomorrow: Here Is What To Expect

Kayode Omotosho /
2023/09/26 5:09 am EDT

Payroll and human resources software provider, Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) will be announcing earnings results tomorrow before the bell. Here's what you need to know.

Last quarter Paychex reported revenues of $1.23 billion, up 7.45% year on year, in line with analyst expectations. It was a mixed quarter for the company, with a decline in its gross margin. Guidance was the bright spot in the quarter, as the company's outlook for fiscal 2024 revenue (6-7% year on year growth) and operating profit (41-42% margin) were slightly ahead of expectations. 

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This quarter analysts are expecting Paychex's revenue to grow 5.88% year on year to $1.28 billion, slowing down from the 11.4% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $1.12 per share.

Paychex Total Revenue

Majority of analysts covering the company have reconfirmed their estimates over the last thirty days, suggesting they are expecting the business to stay the course heading into the earnings. The company has a history of exceeding Wall St's expectations, beating revenue estimates every single time over the past two years on average by 3.02%.

With Paychex being the first among its peers to report earnings this season, we don't have anywhere else to look at to get a hint at how this quarter will unravel for finance and HR software stocks, but the whole sector has been facing a sell-off since late last year, with stocks down on average 3.56% over the last month. Paychex is down 6.71% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with with analysts' average price target of $120.72, compared to share price of $114.

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