Payrolls processor ADP's profit falls as expenses rise

Thu Aug 1, 2013 7:51am EDT

(Reuters) - Payroll processor Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP.O) reported an 11 percent fall in fourth-quarter profit, hurt by higher expenses.

Net earnings from continuing operations fell to $227 million, or 47 cents per share, in the quarter ended June from $256.2 million, or 52 cents per share, a year earlier.

Total revenue climbed 7 percent to $2.81 billion, helped by an improving U.S. jobs market.

(Reporting by Ashutosh Pandey in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)