Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Competitors

$246.61
-0.23 (-0.09%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)

ADP vs. WDAY, VRSK, FI, WM, ARM, SPGI, TRI, TT, MRVL, and SPOT

Should you be buying Automatic Data Processing stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Automatic Data Processing include Workday (WDAY), Verisk Analytics (VRSK), Fiserv (FI), Waste Management (WM), ARM (ARM), S&P Global (SPGI), Thomson Reuters (TRI), Trane Technologies (TT), Marvell Technology (MRVL), and Spotify Technology (SPOT).

Automatic Data Processing vs.

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) and Workday (NASDAQ:WDAY) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, community ranking, earnings and profitability.

80.0% of Automatic Data Processing shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.8% of Workday shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Automatic Data Processing shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.1% of Workday shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Automatic Data Processing has a net margin of 19.14% compared to Workday's net margin of 19.02%. Automatic Data Processing's return on equity of 95.22% beat Workday's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Automatic Data Processing19.14% 95.22% 6.57%
Workday 19.02%4.87%2.28%

Automatic Data Processing has higher revenue and earnings than Workday. Automatic Data Processing is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Workday, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Automatic Data Processing$17.67B5.73$3.41B$8.5928.71
Workday$7.26B9.30$1.38B$5.1549.66

Workday received 746 more outperform votes than Automatic Data Processing when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 64.97% of users gave Workday an outperform vote while only 58.88% of users gave Automatic Data Processing an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Automatic Data ProcessingOutperform Votes
630
58.88%
Underperform Votes
440
41.12%
WorkdayOutperform Votes
1376
64.97%
Underperform Votes
742
35.03%

Automatic Data Processing presently has a consensus price target of $254.58, indicating a potential upside of 3.23%. Workday has a consensus price target of $293.61, indicating a potential upside of 14.81%. Given Workday's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Workday is more favorable than Automatic Data Processing.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Automatic Data Processing
2 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
Workday
1 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
21 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.71

Automatic Data Processing has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Workday has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Automatic Data Processing and Automatic Data Processing both had 10 articles in the media. Automatic Data Processing's average media sentiment score of 0.98 beat Workday's score of 0.88 indicating that Automatic Data Processing is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Automatic Data Processing
9 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Workday
9 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

Workday beats Automatic Data Processing on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding ADP and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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ADP vs. The Competition

MetricAutomatic Data ProcessingData processing & preparation IndustryBusiness SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$101.40B$3.72B$6.49B$7.48B
Dividend Yield2.30%2.61%2.97%3.96%
P/E Ratio28.7123.2937.6320.61
Price / Sales5.737.142,544.1980.27
Price / Cash20.4142.2925.5234.58
Price / Book29.056.844.554.30
Net Income$3.41B$47.46M$116.71M$213.92M
7 Day Performance1.53%5.79%2.30%1.26%
1 Month Performance-0.40%-2.54%-3.91%-4.19%
1 Year Performance14.45%-0.58%10.69%7.75%

Automatic Data Processing Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
WDAY
Workday
4.8576 of 5 stars
$257.69
-0.7%
$293.61
+13.9%
+35.2%$68.03B$7.26B50.0418,800
VRSK
Verisk Analytics
4.6982 of 5 stars
$222.10
0.0%
$252.00
+13.5%
+13.5%$31.70B$2.68B52.767,500Upcoming Earnings
FI
Fiserv
4.2638 of 5 stars
$146.40
-1.2%
$158.21
+8.1%
+29.8%$86.19B$19.09B29.2842,000Earnings Report
Analyst Report
WM
Waste Management
4.802 of 5 stars
$204.96
-0.2%
$204.85
-0.1%
+27.0%$82.25B$20.43B36.2148,000
ARM
ARM
0.4677 of 5 stars
122.22
-0.1%
N/AN/A$125.65B$2.70B0.005,963Gap Up
SPGI
S&P Global
4.9619 of 5 stars
$408.57
-0.2%
$464.22
+13.6%
+18.9%$130.85B$12.50B49.6440,450
TRI
Thomson Reuters
4.326 of 5 stars
$152.36
-0.1%
$157.42
+3.3%
+15.0%$68.78B$6.79B26.0925,600Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
TT
Trane Technologies
4.1063 of 5 stars
$295.71
+0.6%
$251.83
-14.8%
+66.8%$67.15B$17.68B33.6440,000Upcoming Earnings
Positive News
MRVL
Marvell Technology
4.942 of 5 stars
$68.28
+0.6%
$79.96
+17.1%
+67.3%$59.13B$5.51B-63.226,577Insider Selling
SPOT
Spotify Technology
4.4096 of 5 stars
$298.09
+2.6%
$254.16
-14.7%
+114.0%$59.12B$14.34B-100.709,123Earnings Report
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This page (NASDAQ:ADP) was last updated on 4/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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