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Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP)


Profitability Analysis
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner

Profitability ratios measure the company’s ability to generate profitable sales from its resources (assets).


Ratios (Summary)

Automatic Data Processing Inc., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating profit margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net profit margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Return on assets (ROA) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-08-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-K (filing date: 2015-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-11-01).

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s gross profit margin improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s operating profit margin improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s net profit margin improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 exceeding Q2 2019 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s ROA deteriorated from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 exceeding Q2 2019 level.

Gross Profit Margin

Automatic Data Processing Inc., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Gross profit hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Revenues hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Gross profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Accenture PLC hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-08-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-K (filing date: 2015-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-11-01).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profitQ4 2019 + Gross profitQ3 2019 + Gross profitQ2 2019 + Gross profitQ1 2019) ÷ (RevenuesQ4 2019 + RevenuesQ3 2019 + RevenuesQ2 2019 + RevenuesQ1 2019)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s gross profit margin improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Operating Profit Margin

Automatic Data Processing Inc., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Operating income hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Revenues hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Operating profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Accenture PLC hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-08-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-K (filing date: 2015-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-11-01).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ4 2019 + Operating incomeQ3 2019 + Operating incomeQ2 2019 + Operating incomeQ1 2019) ÷ (RevenuesQ4 2019 + RevenuesQ3 2019 + RevenuesQ2 2019 + RevenuesQ1 2019)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s operating profit margin improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Net Profit Margin

Automatic Data Processing Inc., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Net earnings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Revenues hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Net profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Accenture PLC hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-08-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-K (filing date: 2015-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-11-01).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net earningsQ4 2019 + Net earningsQ3 2019 + Net earningsQ2 2019 + Net earningsQ1 2019) ÷ (RevenuesQ4 2019 + RevenuesQ3 2019 + RevenuesQ2 2019 + RevenuesQ1 2019)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s net profit margin improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Automatic Data Processing Inc., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Net earnings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Stockholders’ equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
ROE1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Accenture PLC hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-08-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-K (filing date: 2015-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-11-01).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net earningsQ4 2019 + Net earningsQ3 2019 + Net earningsQ2 2019 + Net earningsQ1 2019) ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 exceeding Q2 2019 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Automatic Data Processing Inc., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Net earnings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
ROA1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Accenture PLC hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-08-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-K (filing date: 2015-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-11-01).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net earningsQ4 2019 + Net earningsQ3 2019 + Net earningsQ2 2019 + Net earningsQ1 2019) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s ROA deteriorated from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 exceeding Q2 2019 level.