Paycom Software is in the application software industry and is part of the technology sector. The company CEO is Chad Richison. Paycom Software Inc is a provider of cloud-based HCM software solution delivered as Software-as-a-Services. It provides functionality and data analytics that businesses need to manage the complete employment life cycle from recruitment to retirement.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The PAYC shares had a previous change of -1.03% which opened at 191.31 and closed at 186.94. It moved to an intraday high of 191.60 and a low of 185.44.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, PAYC shares returned -0.87% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.08%. Over three months, it changed 41.39%. In one year it has changed 61.11% and within that year its 52-week high was 193.75 and its 52-week low was 96.44. PAYC stock is 93.84% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 144.28 and a 50 day moving average of 182.01. Right now, PAYC stock is trading 29.57% above its 200 day moving average.

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The company has a market cap of $10.9b with 58.5m shares outstanding and a float of 50.9m shares. Trading volume was 497,986 shares and has experienced an average volume of 542,462 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.


The last annual reported EPS for Paycom Software was 2.34 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 79.89. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.89. The trailing twelve month EPS is 2.24, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 83.46. Historically, the PE high was 1,471.00 and the PE low was 37.70. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 84.44, which is a decrease of -54.83%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 208.11, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 10.17%

The next earnings report will be: 05-07-2019

EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Paycom Software; the EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 31.20% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Short-interest was 2,891,429, which was 4.94% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.08. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 1.78

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 45.33%, return on assets is 9.11%, profit margin is 23.74%, price-to-sales is 27.25 and price-to-book is 33.00.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 4  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 0  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).


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