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Proofpoint

DB:POF
Snowflake Description

Excellent balance sheet with limited growth.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
POF
DB
$7B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Software
Company description

Proofpoint, Inc. operates as a security-as-a-service provider that enables large and mid-sized organizations to defend, protect, archive, and govern their sensitive data worldwide. The last earnings update was 23 days ago. More info.


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  • Proofpoint has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
POF Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-1.6%
DB:POF
1.5%
DE Software
1.2%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
25.2%
DB:POF
10.9%
DE Software
-11.2%
DE Market
POF Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Proofpoint (POF) -1.6% 24.2% 41% 25.2% 150.3% 255.6%
DE Software 1.5% 4.7% 6.9% 10.9% 39.3% 68.3%
DE Market 1.2% 2.7% 1.7% -11.2% 12% 6.1%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • POF outperformed the Software industry which returned 10.9% over the past year.
  • POF outperformed the Market in Germany which returned -11.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
POF
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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Value

 Is Proofpoint undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Proofpoint to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data    Our calculation method for this is changing soon.

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Proofpoint.

DB:POF Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 24 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 8.9%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate 0.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for DB:POF
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate 0.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 9.8%
Software Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.89
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.891 (1 + (1- 21%) (0%))
0.891
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.89
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.23% + (0.891 * 9.77%)
8.93%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for DB:POF using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Proofpoint is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We use analyst's estimates of cash flows going forward 5 years for the 1st stage, the 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

DB:POF DCF 1st Stage: Next 5 year cash flow forecast
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) 200.34 259.05 313.13 386.60 474.60
Source Analyst x20 Analyst x19 Analyst x4 Analyst x1 Analyst x1
Present Value
Discounted (@ 8.93%)
183.91 218.31 242.25 274.56 309.43
Present value of next 5 years cash flows $1,228.46
DB:POF DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $474.60 × (1 + 0.23%) ÷ (8.93% – 0.23%)
$5,465.28
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)5
= $5,465.28 ÷ (1 + 8.93%)5
$3,563.21
DB:POF Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 5 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $1,228.46 + $3,563.21
$4,791.66
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $4,791.66 / 55.35
$75.99
DB:POF Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in DB:POF represents 0.87779x of NasdaqGM:PFPT
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.87779x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (USD) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= $ 86.57 x 0.87779
€75.99
Value per share (EUR) From above. €75.99
Current discount Discount to share price of €105.16
= -1 x (€105.16 - €75.99) / €75.99
-38.4%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Proofpoint is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Proofpoint's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Proofpoint's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:POF PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $-1.99
NasdaqGM:PFPT Share Price ** NasdaqGM (2019-02-22) in USD $119.8
Germany Software Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 23 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 36.78x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 420 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.04x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Proofpoint.

DB:POF PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGM:PFPT Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 119.8 ÷ -1.99

-60.17x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Proofpoint is loss making, we can't compare its value to the DE Software industry average.
  • Proofpoint is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Proofpoint's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:POF PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -60.17x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 24 Analysts
-1.3%per year
Germany Software Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 17 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 1.44x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 277 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.4x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Proofpoint, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Proofpoint's assets?
Raw Data
DB:POF PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $9.29
NasdaqGM:PFPT Share Price * NasdaqGM (2019-02-22) in USD $119.8
Germany Software Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 33 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 2.6x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 565 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.78x
DB:POF PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGM:PFPT Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 119.8 ÷ 9.29

12.89x

* Primary Listing of Proofpoint.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Proofpoint is overvalued based on assets compared to the DE Software industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Proofpoint's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Software industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Software industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Proofpoint has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Proofpoint expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 24 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
-1.3%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Proofpoint expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Proofpoint's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Proofpoint's earnings growth to the Germany market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • Proofpoint's revenue growth is expected to exceed the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:POF Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
DB:POF Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 24 Analysts -1.3%
DB:POF Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 24 Analysts 15.2%
Germany Software Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.3%
Germany Software Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.8%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:POF Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 24 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:POF Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 1,695 1
2022-12-31 1,487 1
2021-12-31 1,232 364 -95 7
2020-12-31 1,056 305 -122 24
2019-12-31 873 238 -146 24
DB:POF Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 717 185 -104
2018-09-30 661 172 -104
2018-06-30 612 152 -87
2018-03-31 562 148 -76
2017-12-31 515 154 -84
2017-09-30 480 152 -86
2017-06-30 445 135 -85
2017-03-31 412 117 -100
2016-12-31 375 94 -111
2016-09-30 344 61 -116
2016-06-30 313 58 -124
2016-03-31 287 51 -109

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Proofpoint is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • Proofpoint's revenue is expected to grow by 15.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:POF Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 24 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Proofpoint Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:POF Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 -2.32 -1.93 -2.71 2.00
2019-12-31 -2.61 -2.34 -2.88 2.00
DB:POF Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -1.99
2018-09-30 -2.08
2018-06-30 -1.82
2018-03-31 -1.65
2017-12-31 -1.91
2017-09-30 -1.98
2017-06-30 -1.98
2017-03-31 -2.35
2016-12-31 -2.66
2016-09-30 -2.80
2016-06-30 -3.05
2016-03-31 -2.69

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Proofpoint is expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Proofpoint's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Germany market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Germany market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Proofpoint has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Proofpoint performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Proofpoint's growth in the last year to its industry (Software).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Proofpoint does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Proofpoint's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Proofpoint's 1-year growth to the DE Software industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Proofpoint's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Proofpoint Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:POF Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 716.99 -103.75 431.55 185.39
2018-09-30 661.04 -103.60 405.24 172.59
2018-06-30 611.55 -87.01 371.86 159.15
2018-03-31 562.12 -76.21 339.55 143.93
2017-12-31 515.29 -84.34 313.11 129.80
2017-09-30 479.57 -86.14 299.37 122.16
2017-06-30 444.67 -85.03 281.17 114.18
2017-03-31 412.13 -99.84 265.37 105.46
2016-12-31 375.50 -111.21 254.65 98.51
2016-09-30 343.63 -115.72 225.71 90.83
2016-06-30 313.00 -124.36 211.25 86.33
2016-03-31 286.64 -108.66 198.08 81.40
2015-12-31 265.40 -98.71 185.03 74.46
2015-09-30 246.65 -88.69 166.36 68.57
2015-06-30 227.81 -79.03 151.74 62.02
2015-03-31 210.67 -71.56 138.66 55.66
2014-12-31 195.61 -60.12 123.84 51.90
2014-09-30 180.25 -58.75 119.67 48.69
2014-06-30 164.44 -48.59 110.26 43.54
2014-03-31 149.87 -35.53 99.56 38.84
2013-12-31 137.93 -27.53 91.40 34.45
2013-09-30 125.74 -21.14 82.53 29.92
2013-06-30 118.32 -18.55 76.62 27.88
2013-03-31 112.44 -22.00 73.02 26.51
2012-12-31 106.30 -20.36 67.93 24.83
2012-09-30 100.34 -21.29 65.66 22.26
2012-06-30 93.74 -21.01 61.21 20.59
2012-03-31 87.68 -19.81 56.74 19.25

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Proofpoint has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Proofpoint has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the DE Software industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Proofpoint improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Proofpoint's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Software industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Proofpoint has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Proofpoint's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Proofpoint's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Proofpoint's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Proofpoint's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Proofpoint's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Proofpoint has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Proofpoint Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

DB:POF Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 512.53 0.00 231.70
2018-09-30 503.85 0.06 190.39
2018-06-30 297.04 204.08 134.06
2018-03-31 303.69 200.99 117.20
2017-12-31 233.12 197.95 331.60
2017-09-30 32.97 381.25 459.63
2017-06-30 33.77 377.53 429.49
2017-03-31 36.73 372.06 412.88
2016-12-31 44.92 366.66 396.75
2016-09-30 50.10 361.35 412.35
2016-06-30 50.97 356.11 412.12
2016-03-31 70.06 350.94 409.79
2015-12-31 83.19 345.85 406.24
2015-09-30 76.29 340.83 416.37
2015-06-30 92.32 335.73 410.65
2015-03-31 47.91 164.16 193.54
2014-12-31 56.47 162.09 214.99
2014-09-30 61.27 160.52 232.79
2014-06-30 68.74 158.74 226.85
2014-03-31 73.29 157.00 257.25
2013-12-31 77.16 155.28 251.80
2013-09-30 37.84 2.78 71.59
2013-06-30 39.40 3.20 89.68
2013-03-31 33.78 3.60 90.24
2012-12-31 33.81 4.01 86.52
2012-09-30 33.52 4.43 80.65
2012-06-30 35.79 4.80 81.35
2012-03-31 -29.13 4.95 13.19
  • Proofpoint has no debt.
  • Proofpoint has no debt compared to 5 years ago when it was 201.4%.
CASH RUNWAY ANALYSIS

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

  • Whilst loss making Proofpoint has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains the current positive free cash flow level.
  • Whilst loss making Proofpoint has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by -56.2% per year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Proofpoint's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Proofpoint has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Proofpoint's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Proofpoint dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought €2,000 of Proofpoint shares you are expected to receive €0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Proofpoint's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Proofpoint's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:POF Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 24 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Germany Software Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 14 Stocks 1.5%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 332 Stocks 3%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.9%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:POF Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 0.00 3.00
2020-12-31 0.00 3.00
2019-12-31 0.00 3.00

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Proofpoint has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Proofpoint's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Proofpoint's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Proofpoint has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Proofpoint's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for Germany.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Proofpoint's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Proofpoint afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Proofpoint has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Proofpoint's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Gary Steele
COMPENSATION $6,522,207
AGE 56
TENURE AS CEO 17.1 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Gary L. Steele has been the Chief Executive Officer of Proofpoint, Inc., since 2002 and its Chairman of the Board since July 9, 2018. Before joining Proofpoint in 2002, Mr. Steele served as the Chief Executive Officer of Portera Systems. He served as a Vice President and General Manager of the Middleware and Data Warehousing Product Group at Sybase, Inc. and initiated all new Internet projects targeted at the enterprise. His experience includes business development, marketing and engineering roles at Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Steele has a broad range of enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) Experience, as well as deep knowledge of enterprise sales operations and distribution. He has been an Independent Director of Vonage Holdings Corporation since July 2016. He has been a Director of Malwarebytes Inc. since September 13, 2016, Proofpoint, Inc. since 2002 and Proofpoint NI Limited since April 5, 2013. Mr. Steele holds a BS Degree in Computer Science from the Washington State University. Mr. Gary L. Steele serves as Director at Upwork Inc.

CEO Compensation
  • Gary's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Gary's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Proofpoint management team in years:

7.9
Average Tenure
52
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Proofpoint management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Gary Steele

TITLE
Chairman of Board & CEO
COMPENSATION
$7M
AGE
56
TENURE
17.1 yrs

Paul Auvil

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
54
TENURE
11.9 yrs

David Knight

TITLE
Executive Vice President & General Manager of Threat Systems Products
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
52
TENURE
7.9 yrs

Robert Lee

TITLE
Senior VP & GM of Info. Archiving and Governance Products
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
52
TENURE
7.2 yrs

Jason Starr

TITLE
Vice President of Investor Relations

Michael Yang

TITLE
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Sharyl Givens

TITLE
Vice President of Human Resources

Marcel DePaolis

TITLE
Chief Technical Officer

Ryan Kalember

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity Strategy

Bhagwat Swaroop

TITLE
Executive VP & GM of Email Security Products Group
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
43
TENURE
2.6 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Proofpoint board of directors in years:

1.7
Average Tenure
56
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Proofpoint board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Gary Steele

TITLE
Chairman of Board & CEO
COMPENSATION
$7M
AGE
56
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Jon Feiber

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$244K
AGE
61
TENURE
16.6 yrs

Dana Evan

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$252K
AGE
58
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Richard Herren

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$248K
AGE
56
TENURE
2.6 yrs

Michael Johnson

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$208K
AGE
50
TENURE
1.6 yrs

Kevin Harvey

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$242K
AGE
53
TENURE
16.2 yrs

Rick Wallace

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$250K
AGE
58
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Kristen Gil

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$133K
AGE
46
TENURE
1.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Proofpoint insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
07. Feb 19 Sell Robert Lee Individual 07. Feb 19 07. Feb 19 -5,698 €100.75 €-574,057
20. Aug 18 Sell Michael Johnson Individual 16. Aug 18 16. Aug 18 -1,040 €101.20 €-105,248
08. Jun 18 Sell Robert Lee Individual 06. Jun 18 06. Jun 18 -3,544 €104.50 €-370,345
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Management checks
We assess Proofpoint's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Proofpoint has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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Description

Proofpoint, Inc. operates as a security-as-a-service provider that enables large and mid-sized organizations to defend, protect, archive, and govern their sensitive data worldwide. It offers protection against advanced and targeted threats, including malicious attachments, polymorphic threats, zero-day exploits, user-transparent ‘drive-by’ downloads, malicious Web links, hybrid threats, malware free attacks, and other penetration tactics. The company also provides integrated email security, advanced threat, information protection and archiving, and digital risk protection product services. In addition, it offers solutions that enable secure business-to-business and business-to-consumer communications; email encryption services that encrypt sensitive emails and deliver them to PC or mobile device; file-transfer solutions for end-users to share various forms of documents and other content; security optimized cloud architecture solutions; and extensible security-as-a-service platform. The company serves aerospace and defense, education, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail sectors. Proofpoint, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Details
Name: Proofpoint, Inc.
POF
Exchange: DB
Founded: 2002
$5,847,774,061
55,349,592
Website: http://www.proofpoint.com
Address: Proofpoint, Inc.
892 Ross Drive,
Sunnyvale,
California, 94089,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGM PFPT Common Stock Nasdaq Global Market US USD 20. Apr 2012
DB POF Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 20. Apr 2012
BMV PFPT * Common Stock Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MX MXN 20. Apr 2012
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
2,047
Proofpoint employees.
Industry
Systems Software
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/02/23 22:12
End of day share price update: 2019/02/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/02/21
Last earnings filing: 2019/01/31
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.