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Investment Overview for ADP (NASDAQ:ADP)
Below are key drivers of ADP's value that present opportunities for upside or downside to the current Trefis price estimate for ADP:
- Number of ADP Major Payroll Accounts: We currently forecast the number of major payroll processing clients, those with 50 to 500 employees, of ADP will increase going forward from 66K in 2012 to ~75K by the end of the Trefis forecast period. However, there could be a 4-5% downside to the Trefis price estimate if ADP's major payroll accounts decline in the future as ADP continues to witness weakness in new sales for major accounts.
- ADP Payroll Processing Pre Tax Profit: Historically, the the pre tax margin for ADP's payroll processing business have increased consistently from 21.6% in 2005 to 22.9% in 2012 as revenue growth outpaced the increase in costs for the division. We forecast the margin will increase further in 2012 to ~slowly increase going forward to approximately 30% by the end of our forecast period. . There could be 10% upside to the Trefis price estimate if ADP's payroll processing pre tax margin continue to increase in the future reaching 34% by the end of our forecast period.
For additional details, select a driver above or select a division from the interactive Trefis split for ADP at the top of the page.
ADP offers payroll processing to businesses of varying sizes around the globe. Payroll processing includes the paper and electronic distribution of employee compensation along with the processing of tax withholdings and other employee contributions. Businesses save time and resources by outsourcing their payroll processing needs to companies like ADP.
Number of Payroll Accounts
The number of payroll accounts managed by ADP is an important driver of ADP's revenues. ADP has more than 500,000 payroll clients and approximately 25,000 auto dealer accounts for its auto dealer services.
Account Types and Employees per Account
The company divides its US payroll business into three segments based on the number of employees in an account: National Accounts (500+ employees), Major Accounts (50-499 employees) and Small Business Accounts (<50 employees). The average number of employees per payroll account is important since ADP charges a payroll processing fee for each employee served.
Large International Opportunity
We believe that international payroll processing remains a large opportunity for ADP. Only $1.4 billion of the $6.4 billion earned by ADP through payroll processing fees in FY 2010 came from international sources.
Limited Small Business Exposure
Small businesses are the most vulnerable to changes in economic conditions and have high bankruptcy risk. Although ADP serves small business customers, it is less exposed to the risks of small businesses than its primary competitor, Paychex.
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