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Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

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

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Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-04), 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).

Profitability 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 ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 not reaching Q3 2020 level.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 not reaching Q3 2020 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s ROA improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 not reaching Q3 2020 level.

Gross Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Gross profit
Revenues
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
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Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-04), 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).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profitQ1 2021 + Gross profitQ4 2020 + Gross profitQ3 2020 + Gross profitQ2 2020) ÷ (RevenuesQ1 2021 + RevenuesQ4 2020 + RevenuesQ3 2020 + RevenuesQ2 2020)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability 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 ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Operating Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Operating income
Revenues
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Waste Management Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-04), 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).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ1 2021 + Operating incomeQ4 2020 + Operating incomeQ3 2020 + Operating incomeQ2 2020) ÷ (RevenuesQ1 2021 + RevenuesQ4 2020 + RevenuesQ3 2020 + RevenuesQ2 2020)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability 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 ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 not reaching Q3 2020 level.

Net Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net earnings
Revenues
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Waste Management Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-04), 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).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net earningsQ1 2021 + Net earningsQ4 2020 + Net earningsQ3 2020 + Net earningsQ2 2020) ÷ (RevenuesQ1 2021 + RevenuesQ4 2020 + RevenuesQ3 2020 + RevenuesQ2 2020)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability 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 ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 not reaching Q3 2020 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net earnings
Stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Waste Management Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-04), 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).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net earningsQ1 2021 + Net earningsQ4 2020 + Net earningsQ3 2020 + Net earningsQ2 2020) ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Return on Assets (ROA)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net earnings
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Waste Management Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-04), 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).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net earningsQ1 2021 + Net earningsQ4 2020 + Net earningsQ3 2020 + Net earningsQ2 2020) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s ROA improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 not reaching Q3 2020 level.