Automatic Data Processing (ADP) In Focus

During the afternoon session, Automatic Data Processing moved -1.5%, compared to 0.76% for the S&P 500.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. provides cloud-based human capital management solutions worldwide. Based in Roseland, United States the company has 60,000 full time employees and a market cap of $91,988,510,229. Automatic Data Processing currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 1.9% per year.

The company is now trading -10.47% away from its average analyst target price of $247.94 per share. The 16 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $213 to $280, and on average give Automatic Data Processing a rating of hold.

Over the last year, ADP shares have gone up 13.1%, which represents a difference of 21.5% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $274.92 per share whereas its 52 week low is $192.26. Based on Automatic Data Processing's steady revenue growth and low leverage, its core business is strong and may be of interest to investors with a long term horizon.

2019-06-30 2020-06-30 2021-06-30 2022-06-30
Revenue (MM) $13,613 $14,045 $14,583 $16,046
Revenue Growth n/a 3.17% 3.83% 10.04%
Gross Margins 40.6% 39.9% 40.8% 41.0%
Gross Margins Growth n/a -1.72% 2.26% 0.49%
Operating Margins 18.1% 18.5% 19.9% 20.9%
Operating Margins Growth n/a 2.21% 7.57% 5.03%
Earnings Per Share $5.24 $5.7 $6.07 $7.0
EPS Growth n/a 8.78% 6.49% 15.32%
Free Cash Flow (MM) $2,122 $2,410 $2,587 $2,546
FCF Growth n/a 13.57% 7.37% -1.6%
Capital Expenditures (MM) -$566 -$616 -$506 -$553
Net Debt / EBITDA 0.09 0.03 0.11 0.38
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