Paylocity (PCTY) Q2 Earnings Report Preview: What To Look For

Kayode Omotosho /
2023/02/01 4:23 am EST

Payroll and human resources software provider, Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) will be reporting results tomorrow after market close. Here's what to look for.

Last quarter Paylocity reported revenues of $253.2 million, up 39.3% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 5.65%. It was a very strong quarter for the company, with exceptional revenue growth and a solid beat of analyst estimates.

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This quarter analysts are expecting Paylocity's revenue to grow 32.4% year on year to $259.6 million, in line with the 33.9% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.74 per share.

Paylocity 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 3.35%.

With Paylocity 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 software stocks, there has been positive sentiment among investors in the software segment, with the stocks up on average 14.6% over the last month. Paylocity is up 8.18% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $264.2, compared to share price of $208.29.

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