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Paychex Inc PAYX

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Revenue Down but Margins Up in Paychex’s Fiscal Third Quarter

Brett Horn, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Brett Horn, CFA |

The pandemic continued to weigh on Paychex’s fiscal third-quarter results, but we think the business has held up fairly well given market conditions, and we think Paychex’s ability to churn out strong profitability during this period supports our wide moat rating for the company. We will maintain our $78 fair value estimate.

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Company Profile

Business Description

Paychex competes in the payroll outsourcing industry. It is the second-largest player in terms of revenue and focuses on providing this service to small and midsize businesses. Paychex was created from the consolidation of 17 payroll processors in 1979 and services about 590,000 clients. The firm has almost 13,000 employees and is based in Rochester, New York.

Contact
911 Panorama Trail South
Rochester, NY, 14625-2396
T +1 585 385-6666
Sector Industrials
Industry Staffing & Employment Services
Most Recent Earnings Feb 28, 2021
Fiscal Year End May 31, 2021
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 15,800

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