NasdaqGS:ZIXI

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Executive Summary

Zix Corporation provides email encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), threat protection, archiving, and bring-your-own-device mobile security solutions for the healthcare, financial services, insurance, and government sectors primarily in the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Slightly overvalued with concerning outlook.


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Share Price & News

How has Zix's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ZIXI's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

23.9%

ZIXI

-2.7%

US Software

-1.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

2.9%

ZIXI

35.1%

US Software

17.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ZIXI underperformed the US Software industry which returned 35.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ZIXI underperformed the US Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ZIXIIndustryMarket
7 Day23.9%-2.7%-1.1%
30 Day26.3%5.5%1.5%
90 Day20.5%12.6%6.6%
1 Year2.9%2.9%36.5%35.1%20.2%17.8%
3 Year69.9%69.9%145.5%135.2%47.5%38.1%
5 Year122.4%122.4%212.4%190.0%71.2%52.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ZIXI ($8.92) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($19.91)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

PE vs Market: ZIXI 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 ZIXI's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ZIXI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (11.5x) compared to the US Software industry average (5.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Zix forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

70.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

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

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

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

Revenue vs Market: ZIXI's revenue (19.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ZIXI's revenue (19.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if ZIXI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Zix performed over the past 5 years?

-42.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ZIXI is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: ZIXI is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ZIXI is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -42.9% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ZIXI is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (18.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ZIXI has a negative Return on Equity (-9.91%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Zix's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ZIXI's short term assets ($28.4M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($75.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: ZIXI's short term assets ($28.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($189.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ZIXI's debt to equity ratio (122.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if ZIXI's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: ZIXI has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: ZIXI's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x 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: ZIXI has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.

Forecast Cash Runway: ZIXI has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.2%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ZIXI'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 ZIXI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ZIXI'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 ZIXI'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?

3.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Dave Wagner (54yo)

4.1yrs

Tenure

US$1,408,392

Compensation

Mr. David J. Wagner, also known as Dave, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Zix Corporation since January 2016. Mr. Wagner served as the President of Entrust, Inc. He served as Chief Fin ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dave's total compensation ($USD1.41M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.67M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
David Wagner
President4.1yrsUS$1.41m1.23% $5.9m
David Rockvam
VP, CFO & Treasurer3.7yrsUS$698.71k0.56% $2.7m
Noah Webster
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary1.7yrsUS$796.79k0.25% $1.2m
Geoffrey Bibby
Vice President of Marketing0yrsno datano data
Steven Irons
Vice President of Sales5.1yrsno datano data
Bhavin Merchant
Vice President of Corporate Development2.8yrsno datano data
Matt Glover
Investor Relations0yrsno datano data

3.7yrs

Average Tenure

50yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: ZIXI's management team is considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
David Wagner
President4.1yrsUS$1.41m1.23% $5.9m
Richard Spurr
Non-Employee Director14.8yrsUS$146.00k0.087% $417.4k
Mark Bonney
Independent Director7.1yrsUS$156.00k0.077% $367.6k
Taher Elgamal
Independent Director8.6yrsUS$158.50k0.060% $286.2k
Robert Hausmann
Independent Chairman of the Board5.2yrsUS$185.00k0.17% $801.9k
Amit Yoran
Member of Advisory Board15.1yrsno datano data
Gail Wilensky
Member of Advisory Board15.1yrsno datano data
Marc Mazur
Member of Advisory Board15.1yrsno datano data
Maribess Miller
Independent Director9.8yrsUS$165.00k0.15% $714.4k
James Greene
Independent Director1yrsno datano data

9.2yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ZIXI's board of directors are considered experienced (9.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Zix Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Zix Corporation
  • Ticker: ZIXI
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1988
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$479.444m
  • Shares outstanding: 53.75m
  • Website: https://www.zixcorp.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Zix Corporation
  • 2711 North Haskell Avenue
  • Suite 2200
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • 75204
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ZIXINasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDNov 1989
CMYDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURNov 1989

Biography

Zix Corporation provides email encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), threat protection, archiving, and bring-your-own-device mobile security solutions for the healthcare, financial services, insurance, and government sectors primarily in the United States. The company offers ZixEncrypt that bundles email encryption and DLP capabilities to enable the secure exchange of email; ZixProtect, a cloud-based service that defends organizations from zero-day malware, ransomware, phishing, CEO fraud, W-2 phishing attacks, spam, and viruses in email; and ZixArchive, a cloud-based email retention solution that enables user retrieval, compliance, and e-discovery. It also provides ZixOne, a mobile email app, which offers mobile access to corporate email and does not allow data to be persistently stored on employee’s device. Zix Corporation sells its services through a direct sales force; and a network of resellers and other distribution partners. The company was formerly known as ZixIt Corporation and changed its name to Zix Corporation in 2002. Zix Corporation was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/24 01:49
End of Day Share Price2020/02/21 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
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.