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Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP)


Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)
Quarterly Data

Beginner level

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)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013
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 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 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 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 hidden

Based on: 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), 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).

Valuation 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 decreased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013
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 hidden
Selected Financial Data (US$)
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 hidden
Earnings per share (EPS)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 hidden
Share price1, 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 hidden
Valuation Ratio
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 hidden
Benchmarks
P/E Ratio, Competitors5
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 hidden

Based on: 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), 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 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q1 2020 Calculation
EPS = (Net earningsQ1 2020 + Net earningsQ4 2019 + Net earningsQ3 2019 + Net earningsQ2 2019) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q1 2020 Calculation
P/E ratio = Share price ÷ EPS
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation 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 decreased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013
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 hidden
Selected Financial Data (US$)
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 hidden
Operating profit per share2 hidden 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, 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 hidden
Valuation Ratio
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 hidden
Benchmarks
P/OP Ratio, Competitors5
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 hidden

Based on: 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), 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 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q1 2020 Calculation
Operating profit per share = (Operating incomeQ1 2020 + Operating incomeQ4 2019 + Operating incomeQ3 2019 + Operating incomeQ2 2019) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q1 2020 Calculation
P/OP ratio = Share price ÷ Operating profit per share
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation 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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Price to Sales (P/S)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013
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 hidden
Selected Financial Data (US$)
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 hidden
Sales per share2 hidden 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, 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 hidden
Valuation Ratio
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 hidden
Benchmarks
P/S Ratio, Competitors5
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 hidden

Based on: 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), 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 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q1 2020 Calculation
Sales per share = (RevenuesQ1 2020 + RevenuesQ4 2019 + RevenuesQ3 2019 + RevenuesQ2 2019) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q1 2020 Calculation
P/S ratio = Share price ÷ Sales per share
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation 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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013
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 hidden
Selected Financial Data (US$)
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 hidden
Book value per share (BVPS)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 hidden
Share price1, 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 hidden
Valuation Ratio
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 hidden
Benchmarks
P/BV Ratio, Competitors5
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 hidden

Based on: 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), 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 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q1 2020 Calculation
BVPS = Stockholders’ equity ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q1 2020 Calculation
P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation 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 Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.