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Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner

Valuation ratios measure the quantity of an asset or flaw (e.g., earnings) associated with ownership of a specified claim (e.g., a share of ownership of the enterprise).


Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

Automatic Data Processing Inc., historical price multiples (quarterly data)

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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 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Sep 30, 2012
Price to earnings (P/E) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to operating profit (P/OP) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to sales (P/S) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to book value (P/BV) 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 Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s P/E ratio increased from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s P/OP ratio increased from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s P/S ratio increased from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company's required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s P/BV ratio increased from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

Automatic Data Processing Inc., historical P/E calculation (quarterly data)

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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 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Sep 30, 2012
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Net earnings (in thousands) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Earnings per share (EPS)3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/E ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s Quarterly or Annual Report.

Q4 2018 Calculations

3 EPS = (Net earningsQ4 2018 + Net earningsQ3 2018 + Net earningsQ2 2018 + Net earningsQ1 2018) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/E ratio = Share price ÷ EPS
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Ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s P/E ratio increased from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

Automatic Data Processing Inc., historical P/OP calculation (quarterly data)

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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 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Sep 30, 2012
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Operating income (in thousands) 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 per share3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/OP ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s Quarterly or Annual Report.

Q4 2018 Calculations

3 Operating profit per share = (Operating incomeQ4 2018 + Operating incomeQ3 2018 + Operating incomeQ2 2018 + Operating incomeQ1 2018) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/OP ratio = Share price ÷ Operating profit per share
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s P/OP ratio increased from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Price to Sales (P/S)

Automatic Data Processing Inc., historical P/S calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Sep 30, 2012
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Revenues (in thousands) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Sales per share3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/S ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s Quarterly or Annual Report.

Q4 2018 Calculations

3 Sales per share = (RevenuesQ4 2018 + RevenuesQ3 2018 + RevenuesQ2 2018 + RevenuesQ1 2018) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

4 P/S ratio = Share price ÷ Sales per share
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s P/S ratio increased from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

Automatic Data Processing Inc., historical P/BV calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Sep 30, 2012
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Stockholders' equity (in thousands) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Book value per share (BVPS)3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/BV ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s Quarterly or Annual Report.

Q4 2018 Calculations

3 BVPS = Stockholders' equity ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company's required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s P/BV ratio increased from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.