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.
Excellent balance sheet and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Proofpoint's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: POF has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: POF underperformed the German Software industry which returned 26.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: POF exceeded the German Market which returned 6.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Proofpoint's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Proofpoint undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: POF (€111.9) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€188.7)
Significantly Below Fair Value: POF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: POF is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Software industry average.
PE vs Market: POF is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate POF's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: POF is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (11.2x) compared to the DE Software industry average (3.1x).
How is Proofpoint forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 24 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: POF is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: POF is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: POF is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: POF's revenue (15.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: POF's revenue (15.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: POF's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (28.2%)
How has Proofpoint performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: POF is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: POF is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: POF is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -6.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare POF's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: POF is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (14.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: POF has a negative Return on Equity (-21.99%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Proofpoint's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: POF's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($771.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: POF's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($973.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: POF's debt to equity ratio (126.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: POF's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 287.4% to 126.5% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: POF has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: POF's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.6x debt).
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.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable POF has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: POF is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 47.5% per year.
What is Proofpoint's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate POF's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate POF's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if POF's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if POF's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of POF's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Gary Steele (57yo)
Mr. Gary L. Steele serves as 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 has more than 30 years ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Gary's total compensation ($USD64.73M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD3.47M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Gary's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Chairman of Board & CEO||18.1yrs||US$64.73m||0.22% $13.9m|
|Chief Financial Officer||12.9yrs||US$10.82m||0.80% $50.8m|
|Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales||1.3yrs||US$4.81m||0.0067% $424.9k|
|Executive VP & GM of Security Products||8.9yrs||US$4.64m||0.024% $1.5m|
|Executive Vice President of Industry Solutions & Business Development||3.6yrs||US$2.58m||0.0041% $261.1k|
|Senior Vice President of Global Operations & Information Technology||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
|VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP and GM of Compliance & Digital Risk Business Unit||0.9yrs||US$1.66m||0.012% $750.1k|
|Senior Vice President of Corporate Development||1yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: POF's management team is considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).
|Chairman of Board & CEO||18.1yrs||US$64.73m||0.22% $13.9m|
|Independent Director||17.2yrs||US$248.94k||0.44% $28.1m|
|Independent Director||17.6yrs||US$265.59k||0.012% $734.9k|
|Lead Independent Director||1.6yrs||US$275.75k||0.015% $978.8k|
|Independent Director||2.8yrs||US$250.32k||0.0085% $541.8k|
|Independent Director||3.6yrs||US$270.75k||0.018% $1.1m|
|Independent Director||0.6yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2.6yrs||US$258.25k||no data|
|Independent Director||2.3yrs||US$255.57k||0.0061% $384.9k|
Experienced Board: POF's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 7.3%.
Proofpoint, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Proofpoint, Inc.
- Ticker: POF
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 2002
- Industry: Systems Software
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: US$6.910b
- Listing Market Cap: US$6.352b
- Shares outstanding: 57.00m
- Website: https://www.proofpoint.com
Number of Employees
- Proofpoint, Inc.
- 892 Ross Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|PFPT||NasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Apr 2012|
|POF||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Apr 2012|
|PFPT *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Apr 2012|
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.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/25 22:28|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/25 00:00|
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