Paychex Reports Q2 EPS Beat, Revenues In Line

Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) reported its Q2 results, with EPS of $0.99 coming in better than the Street estimate of $0.95. Revenue was $1.19 billion, in line with Street expectations.

For fiscal 2023, the company expects total revenue to grow approximately 8%, Management Solutions revenue to grow in the range of 7%-8%, and PEO and Insurance Solutions revenue to grow in the range of 5%-7%.

According to management, the near-term outlook is somewhat cautious due to moderating employment trends and steady wage growth. However, there is still strong demand for the company's Managed Solutions and small to medium-sized businesses are continuing to rely on the company, despite macroeconomic uncertainty.

The company is focusing on retaining clients and increasing value and penetration in HR outsourcing, HCM software, and retirement solutions. On the other hand, there has been a decrease in demand for PEO and Insurance Solutions as employers and employees are reducing the additional coverage offered or purchased for their medical plans.