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AMD   175.13 (-3.70%)
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DIS   106.93 (-0.66%)
AMC   4.49 (+1.58%)
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Paylocity (PCTY) Competitors

$174.11
+1.87 (+1.09%)
(As of 12:38 PM ET)

PCTY vs. GWRE, MSTR, CYBR, TWLO, GTLB, PAYC, S, DAY, CDAY, and DBX

Should you be buying Paylocity stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Paylocity include Guidewire Software (GWRE), MicroStrategy (MSTR), CyberArk Software (CYBR), Twilio (TWLO), GitLab (GTLB), Paycom Software (PAYC), SentinelOne (S), Dayforce (DAY), Ceridian HCM (CDAY), and Dropbox (DBX). These companies are all part of the "prepackaged software" industry.

Paylocity vs.

Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, community ranking, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, media sentiment and earnings.

Guidewire Software presently has a consensus price target of $104.73, indicating a potential downside of 12.45%. Paylocity has a consensus price target of $207.47, indicating a potential upside of 19.11%. Given Guidewire Software's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Paylocity is more favorable than Guidewire Software.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Guidewire Software
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.90
Paylocity
0 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.56

Guidewire Software has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paylocity has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

98.3% of Guidewire Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.7% of Paylocity shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Guidewire Software shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.5% of Paylocity shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Paylocity has a net margin of 12.96% compared to Paylocity's net margin of -7.59%. Guidewire Software's return on equity of 21.37% beat Paylocity's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Guidewire Software-7.59% -7.66% -4.69%
Paylocity 12.96%21.37%4.65%

In the previous week, Guidewire Software had 11 more articles in the media than Paylocity. MarketBeat recorded 18 mentions for Guidewire Software and 7 mentions for Paylocity. Guidewire Software's average media sentiment score of 0.99 beat Paylocity's score of 0.60 indicating that Paylocity is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Guidewire Software
5 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
8 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Paylocity
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Paylocity has higher revenue and earnings than Guidewire Software. Guidewire Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Paylocity, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Guidewire Software$905.34M10.86-$111.86M-$0.85-141.12
Paylocity$1.17B8.35$140.82M$2.9658.81

Paylocity received 127 more outperform votes than Guidewire Software when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 67.64% of users gave Paylocity an outperform vote while only 63.62% of users gave Guidewire Software an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Guidewire SoftwareOutperform Votes
404
63.62%
Underperform Votes
231
36.38%
PaylocityOutperform Votes
531
67.64%
Underperform Votes
254
32.36%

Summary

Paylocity beats Guidewire Software on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


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PCTY vs. The Competition

MetricPaylocityPrepackaged software IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$9.81B$21.97B$19.17B$7.52B
Dividend YieldN/A2.00%2.74%3.86%
P/E Ratio58.81101.53231.5014.49
Price / Sales8.358.32539.6255.25
Price / Cash46.8883.3431.0352.42
Price / Book9.9410.206.704.62
Net Income$140.82M$328.40M$594.63M$207.21M
7 Day Performance-1.87%-2.57%-1.68%-1.26%
1 Month Performance10.21%4.70%2.17%3.04%
1 Year Performance-15.13%5.61%11.79%3.47%

Paylocity Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
GWRE
Guidewire Software
3.3407 of 5 stars
$117.90
-1.0%
$103.36
-12.3%
+65.4%$9.66B$905.34M-138.703,415Analyst Report
Options Volume
MSTR
MicroStrategy
3.4007 of 5 stars
$704.98
+0.8%
$607.75
-13.8%
+165.5%$10.24B$496.26M25.022,152
CYBR
CyberArk Software
1.8267 of 5 stars
$250.00
-4.0%
$250.91
+0.4%
+70.0%$10.26B$751.89M-154.322,768
TWLO
Twilio
4.5473 of 5 stars
$56.70
-3.2%
$68.89
+21.5%
-14.3%$10.26B$4.15B-10.233,605Insider Selling
GTLB
GitLab
2.4172 of 5 stars
$70.18
-4.3%
$64.68
-7.8%
+57.1%$10.93B$539.03M-25.242,170Analyst Report
News Coverage
PAYC
Paycom Software
4.9889 of 5 stars
$190.09
-0.4%
$262.33
+38.0%
-39.2%$10.94B$1.69B32.227,308Positive News
S
SentinelOne
1.01 of 5 stars
$29.15
-1.3%
$23.31
-20.0%
+67.0%$8.71B$422.18M-23.322,100Analyst Report
Options Volume
DAY
Dayforce
0.493 of 5 stars
$71.54
-2.3%
$77.00
+7.6%
N/A$11.17B$1.51B204.418,526Gap Down
CDAY
Ceridian HCM
3.1841 of 5 stars
$73.26
-0.6%
$76.38
+4.3%
-6.2%$11.44B$1.45B2,442.818,526Positive News
DBX
Dropbox
4.9611 of 5 stars
$24.23
-3.4%
$30.11
+24.3%
+9.6%$8.38B$2.50B18.363,118High Trading Volume

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This page (NASDAQ:PCTY) was last updated on 2/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff