NasdaqGM:PFPT

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Executive Summary

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.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and slightly overvalued.


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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: PFPT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-12.7%

PFPT

3.7%

US Software

2.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-8.3%

PFPT

42.3%

US Software

15.4%

US Market

Return vs Industry: PFPT underperformed the US Software industry which returned 42.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PFPT underperformed the US Market which returned 15.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

PFPTIndustryMarket
7 Day-12.7%3.7%2.6%
30 Day-3.0%2.8%6.1%
90 Day-9.8%18.1%16.6%
1 Year-8.3%-8.3%43.4%42.3%17.8%15.4%
3 Year28.3%28.3%160.3%151.3%43.9%34.7%
5 Year74.1%74.1%251.1%230.0%76.2%57.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Proofpoint's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Proofpoint undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

26.4%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: PFPT ($109.35) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($148.65)

Significantly Below Fair Value: PFPT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: PFPT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Software industry average.

PE vs Market: PFPT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate PFPT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PFPT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.9x) compared to the US Software industry average (7.2x).


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Future Growth

How is Proofpoint forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 25 analysts?

7.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: PFPT is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: PFPT is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: PFPT is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: PFPT's revenue (14.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: PFPT's revenue (14.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: PFPT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22.3%)


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Past Performance

How has Proofpoint performed over the past 5 years?

-9.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PFPT is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: PFPT is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PFPT is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 9.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare PFPT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: PFPT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (5.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: PFPT has a negative Return on Equity (-29.48%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Proofpoint's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: PFPT's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($743.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: PFPT's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.0B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: PFPT's debt to equity ratio (133%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: PFPT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 365% to 133% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


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 PFPT has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: PFPT is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 43.8% per year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PFPT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PFPT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PFPT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PFPT'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 PFPT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Gary Steele (58 yo)

18.58yrs

Tenure

US$8,413,694

Compensation

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 ($USD8.41M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.33M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Gary's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gary Steele
Chairman of Board & CEO18.58yrsUS$8.41m0.10%
$ 6.4m
Paul Auvil
Chief Financial Officer13.42yrsUS$4.64m0.72%
$ 45.3m
David Knight
Executive VP & GM of Security Products9.42yrsUS$3.78m0.026%
$ 1.6m
Bhagwat Swaroop
Executive Vice President of Industry Solutions & Business Development4.08yrsUS$2.58m0.0029%
$ 185.9k
Blake Salle
Chief Revenue Officer0.58yrUS$2.97m0.015%
$ 922.8k
Jason Starr
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Michael Yang
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretaryno datano datano data
Robert Lee
Executive VP and GM of Compliance & Digital Risk Business Unit1.42yrsUS$1.66m0.0025%
$ 158.8k
Jason Hurst
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development1.5yrsno datano data
Sharyl Givens
Senior Vice President of Human Resourcesno datano datano data
Marcel DePaolis
Chief Technical Officerno datano datano data
Lyn Campbell
Executive VP of Customer Success & Information Technology0.58yrno datano data

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: PFPT's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gary Steele
Chairman of Board & CEO18.58yrsUS$8.41m0.10%
$ 6.4m
Kevin Harvey
Independent Director17.67yrsUS$269.36k0.44%
$ 27.7m
Jonathan Feiber
Independent Director18.08yrsUS$289.32k0.016%
$ 999.7k
Dana Evan
Lead Independent Director2.08yrsUS$304.62k0.0058%
$ 364.3k
Richard Wallace
Independent Director3.25yrsUS$271.65k0.013%
$ 790.4k
Richard Herren
Independent Director4.08yrsUS$286.12k0.021%
$ 1.3m
Leyla Seka
Independent Director1.08yrsUS$216.61k0.00045%
$ 28.4k
Michael Johnson
Independent Director3.08yrsUS$274.74k0.0032%
$ 201.7k
Kristen Gil
Independent Director2.83yrsUS$274.89k0.010%
$ 639.8k

3.1yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: PFPT's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: PFPT insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Proofpoint, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Proofpoint, Inc.
  • Ticker: PFPT
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: 2002
  • Industry: Systems Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$6.303b
  • Shares outstanding: 57.64m
  • Website: https://www.proofpoint.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Proofpoint, Inc.
  • 892 Ross Drive
  • Sunnyvale
  • California
  • 94089
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PFPTNasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDApr 2012
POFDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURApr 2012
PFPT *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNApr 2012

Biography

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 aga ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/06 23:46
End of Day Share Price2020/08/06 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.