Analyst Note| Emma Williams |
We are reinitiating coverage of Ceridian HCM with an $80 fair value estimate and narrow moat, stable moat trend, and high uncertainty ratings. Ceridian offers payroll and human capital management solutions via its flagship Dayforce platform, secondary platform Powerpay targeting small businesses in Canada, and remaining legacy Bureau products such as tax services. The company benefits from high customer switching costs, allowing it to retain clients, upsell add-on modules, and earn a steady stream of recurring revenue at a low marginal cost, underpinning our narrow moat rating. We expect Ceridian’s growing record of performance should help to attract new business, increase market share, and expand into new global markets. The shares currently screen as overvalued, trading at a 30% premium to our fair value estimate.