Paylocity Holding Corporation (PCTY) & MICROS Systems (MCRS) Head to Head Contrast

Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: PCTY) and MICROS Systems (NASDAQ:MCRS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Paylocity Holding Corporation and MICROS Systems’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Paylocity Holding Corporation $300.01 million 9.00 $18.88 million $0.12 429.83
MICROS Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Paylocity Holding Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than MICROS Systems.


This table compares Paylocity Holding Corporation and MICROS Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Paylocity Holding Corporation 2.24% 6.13% 0.71%
MICROS Systems N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Paylocity Holding Corporation and MICROS Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Paylocity Holding Corporation 0 6 9 0 2.60
MICROS Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Paylocity Holding Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $52.08, suggesting a potential upside of 0.98%. Given Paylocity Holding Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Paylocity Holding Corporation is more favorable than MICROS Systems.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.9% of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 48.8% of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Paylocity Holding Corporation beats MICROS Systems on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Paylocity Holding Corporation

Paylocity Holding Corporation is a cloud-based provider of payroll and human capital management (HCM), software solutions for medium-sized organizations. The Company’s services are provided in a software-as-a-service delivery model utilizing its cloud-based platform. The cloud-based platform provides a suite of applications using a multi-tenant architecture. The cloud-based platform features a suite of unified payroll and HCM applications. The Company, through cloud-based platform, offers various products, which include Paylocity Web Pay, Paylocity HR, Paylocity Affordable Care Act Enhanced, Paylocity Impressions, Performance Management, Self-Service HR Portals, Paylocity Recruiting, Paylocity Web Time, Paylocity Web Onboarding, and Paylocity Web Benefits and Paylocity Enterprise Benefits, Powered by bswift. The multi-tenant software platform is configurable and includes a unified suite of payroll and HCM applications, such as time and labor tracking, benefits and talent management.

About MICROS Systems

MICROS Systems, Inc. (MICROS) is a global designer, manufacturer, marketer, and servicer of enterprise information solutions for the global hospitality and retail industries. The Company operates in two segments: the United States/Canada and International. The retail industry consists of retail operations selling directly to consumers, including retailers of clothing, shoes, food, hardware, jewelry, and other specialty items. Its enterprise information solutions consists three areas: hotel information systems, restaurant information systems and retail information systems. In addition to its software enterprise solutions and hardware products, it offers a range of services and other products for its hotel, restaurant and retail information systems. On May 31, 2012, MICROS acquired Torex Retail Holdings, Ltd. of Dunstable, England (Torex). In Sept. 2014, Oracle Corp completed acquisition of MICROS Systems.

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