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S&P 500   5,088.80
DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
Warren Buffett uses his annual letter to warn about Wall Street and recount Berkshire's successes
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A collection of the insights Warren Buffett offered in his annual letter Saturday
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Tax-free status of movie, music and games traded online is on table as WTO nations meet in Abu Dhabi
Corruption scandals cast a shadow over Portugal’s early general election and may favor populists
S&P 500   5,088.80
DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
Warren Buffett uses his annual letter to warn about Wall Street and recount Berkshire's successes
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A collection of the insights Warren Buffett offered in his annual letter Saturday
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Paycom Software (PAYC) Competitors

$184.67
+2.96 (+1.63%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

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

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

Paycom Software vs.

GitLab (NASDAQ:GTLB) and Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, community ranking, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, media sentiment and analyst recommendations.

54.2% of GitLab shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.7% of Paycom Software shares are held by institutional investors. 28.0% of GitLab shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of Paycom Software shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Paycom Software received 634 more outperform votes than GitLab when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 65.61% of users gave Paycom Software an outperform vote while only 43.59% of users gave GitLab an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
GitLabOutperform Votes
51
43.59%
Underperform Votes
66
56.41%
Paycom SoftwareOutperform Votes
685
65.61%
Underperform Votes
359
34.39%

In the previous week, GitLab had 13 more articles in the media than Paycom Software. MarketBeat recorded 25 mentions for GitLab and 12 mentions for Paycom Software. GitLab's average media sentiment score of 0.93 beat Paycom Software's score of 0.42 indicating that Paycom Software is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
GitLab
6 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
15 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Paycom Software
8 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

GitLab presently has a consensus price target of $64.95, suggesting a potential downside of 7.14%. Paycom Software has a consensus price target of $262.33, suggesting a potential upside of 42.06%. Given GitLab's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Paycom Software is more favorable than GitLab.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GitLab
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
16 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.73
Paycom Software
0 Sell rating(s)
16 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.20

GitLab has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paycom Software has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Paycom Software has a net margin of 20.12% compared to Paycom Software's net margin of -79.11%. GitLab's return on equity of 24.60% beat Paycom Software's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GitLab-79.11% -19.66% -12.69%
Paycom Software 20.12%24.60%8.28%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
GitLab$424.34M25.66-$172.31M-$2.78-25.16
Paycom Software$1.69B6.27$340.79M$5.9031.30

Summary

Paycom Software beats GitLab on 13 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.


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PAYC vs. The Competition

MetricPaycom SoftwarePrepackaged software IndustryComputer SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$10.63B$22.22B$20.37B$17.56B
Dividend Yield0.81%1.99%2.74%3.57%
P/E Ratio31.3086.37198.6120.52
Price / Sales6.278.28532.027.29
Price / Cash24.3777.2430.7617.54
Price / Book8.1611.326.826.10
Net Income$340.79M$327.21M$605.92M$870.05M
7 Day Performance-3.22%-2.55%-1.37%-0.34%
1 Month Performance-4.21%6.65%3.04%1.85%
1 Year Performance-37.06%8.21%14.26%89.27%

Paycom Software Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
GTLB
GitLab
2.0013 of 5 stars
$70.18
-4.3%
$64.68
-7.8%
+61.3%$10.93B$539.03M-25.242,170Analyst Report
News Coverage
DAY
Dayforce
0.4832 of 5 stars
$71.54
-2.3%
$77.00
+7.6%
N/A$11.17B$1.51B204.418,526
CDAY
Ceridian HCM
3.0414 of 5 stars
$73.26
-0.6%
$76.38
+4.3%
-2.1%$11.44B$1.45B2,442.818,526Positive News
TWLO
Twilio
4.3552 of 5 stars
$56.70
-3.2%
$68.89
+21.5%
-9.5%$10.26B$4.15B-10.233,605Insider Selling
CYBR
CyberArk Software
1.8585 of 5 stars
$250.00
-4.0%
$250.91
+0.4%
+78.0%$10.26B$751.89M-154.322,768
MSTR
MicroStrategy
3.5089 of 5 stars
$704.98
+0.8%
$607.75
-13.8%
+168.7%$10.24B$496.26M25.022,152
PCTY
Paylocity
4.7819 of 5 stars
$176.06
-0.7%
$207.47
+17.8%
-12.0%$9.92B$1.17B59.486,100Positive News
U
Unity Software
3.2625 of 5 stars
$32.01
-5.6%
$38.88
+21.4%
+5.6%$12.16B$1.39B-13.807,703Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
News Coverage
GWRE
Guidewire Software
3.4596 of 5 stars
$117.90
-1.0%
$103.36
-12.3%
+72.3%$9.66B$905.34M-138.703,415Analyst Report
Options Volume
News Coverage
S
SentinelOne
1.2004 of 5 stars
$29.15
-1.3%
$23.31
-20.0%
+76.1%$8.71B$422.18M-23.322,100Analyst Report
Options Volume
News Coverage

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This page (NYSE:PAYC) was last updated on 2/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff