NASDAQ:PFPT - Proofpoint Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$101.08 -2.89 (-2.78 %)
(As of 10/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$101.08
Today's Range$100.48 - $105.3706
52-Week Range$82.61 - $130.27
Volume539,947 shs
Average Volume1.14 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.33 billion
P/E Ratio-77.16
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.24
Proofpoint, Inc. operates as a security-as-a-service (SaaS) 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 solutions for email security, such as enterprise protection, email fraud defense, and email continuity offerings; advanced threat products, including solutions to protect organizations across threat vectors, including email, social media, mobile apps, and SaaS applications; a suite of security solutions comprising data loss prevention, encryption, data discover for data at rest, enterprise archive, eDiscovery analytics, and supervision; and digital risk protection suite that enables organizations to look beyond their borders for threats targeting their customers across email phishing, malicious Web domains, fraudulent mobile apps, and fraudulent social media accounts. 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. 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Data processing & preparation
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
SectorComputer and Technology
SymbolNASDAQ:PFPT
CUSIP74342410
Phone408-517-4710

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.69
Current Ratio0.65
Quick Ratio0.65

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio-77.16
Forward P/E Ratio-85.66
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$515.29 million
Price / Sales10.06
Cash Flow$0.9833 per share
Price / Cash102.80
Book Value$5.20 per share
Price / Book19.44

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.31)
Net Income$-84,330,000.00
Net Margins-12.93%
Return on Equity-16.48%
Return on Assets-3.57%

Miscellaneous

Employees2,047
Outstanding Shares51,270,000
Market Cap$5.33 billion

Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Proofpoint's stock symbol?

Proofpoint trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PFPT."

How were Proofpoint's earnings last quarter?

Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) released its earnings results on Thursday, July, 26th. The software maker reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.09. The software maker had revenue of $171.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $169.46 million. Proofpoint had a negative return on equity of 16.48% and a negative net margin of 12.93%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 40.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.17 earnings per share. View Proofpoint's Earnings History.

When is Proofpoint's next earnings date?

Proofpoint is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Proofpoint.

How can I listen to Proofpoint's earnings call?

Proofpoint will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, October 25th at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8883948218.

What guidance has Proofpoint issued on next quarter's earnings?

Proofpoint issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.12-1.19 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.07. The company issued revenue guidance of $705-709 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $706.59 million.Proofpoint also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.25-0.29 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for PFPT?

22 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Proofpoint's stock. Their predictions range from $110.00 to $145.00. On average, they expect Proofpoint's stock price to reach $131.9444 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 30.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Proofpoint.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Proofpoint?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Proofpoint in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 18 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Proofpoint.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Proofpoint stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Proofpoint stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Proofpoint’s sustained focus on launching new products like Domain Discover and acquisitions with the likes of Cloudmark and Weblife.io have helped it to register approximately 35% revenue growth continuously for the last few quarters. The company also maintains a high renewal rate of more than 90% which signifies that it has a better product portfolio and stickier customers. A high renewal rate indicates more predictable revenues and a lesser selling cost. Nonetheless, since it continues to invest in sales and marketing, we anticipate this to remain a drag on the company’s bottom line in the near term. Intensifying competition and an uncertain macroeconomic environment add to its woes. Shares have underperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis." (9/25/2018)
  • 2. Evercore ISI analysts commented, "We view Ms. Newell’s sales leadership at Proofpoint as highly effective and believe that she is taking on a role with more responsibility at another software company which does not compete with Proofpoint. It is possible that she could be taking on a C-level position which would be an understandable career progression." (5/30/2018)
  • 3. BTIG Research analysts commented, "Proofpoint unsurprisingly continued its string of beats-and-raises, highlighted by subscription revenues of $158.8M (vs. $148.8M cons.) and EPS of $0.30 (vs. $0.15 cons.). The FY guidance uptick is substantial compared to guidance provided last quarter but marginal compared to updated guidance from the company in March (post-Wombat acquisition close). Billings experienced record low contract duration in the quarter (near the low end of its 14-20 month historical range), evidentiary of the company’s position of strength in the marketplace from a customer retention and pricing competitiveness standpoint. With Proofpoint’s growing portfolio of people-centric products, the company continues to meaningfully expand its TAM while aptly identifying the human element in security as a primary, high-risk attack surface. Plainly, we remain bullish on Proofpoint’s ability to win and retain customers through its leadership in cybersecurity efficacy and insistence on understanding the customer. We are raising our estimates and increasing our PT to $138 from $125. Reiterate Buy." (4/29/2018)

Are investors shorting Proofpoint?

Proofpoint saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 3,137,426 shares, an increase of 45.2% from the September 14th total of 2,160,928 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,163,801 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.7 days. Approximately 6.3% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Proofpoint's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Proofpoint's key competitors?

Who are Proofpoint's key executives?

Proofpoint's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Gary L. Steele, Chairman of Board & CEO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Paul R. Auvil III, Chief Financial Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. David Knight, Exec. VP & Gen. Mang. of Threat Systems Products (Age 52)
  • Mr. Robert Darren Lee, Sr. VP & GM of Info. Archiving and Governance Products (Age 52)
  • Mr. Klaus Oestermann, Pres, COO & Director (Age 51)

Who are Proofpoint's major shareholders?

Proofpoint's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD (0.28%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.21%), Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. (0.10%), Essex Investment Management Co. LLC (0.07%), Seven Eight Capital LP (0.04%) and Deltec Asset Management LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own Proofpoint stock include Bhagwat Swaroop, David Knight, Eric Hahn, Gary Steele, Michael M Johnson, Paul R Auvil III, Robert Darren Lee and Tracey Newell. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Proofpoint.

Which institutional investors are selling Proofpoint stock?

PFPT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc. and MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd. Company insiders that have sold Proofpoint company stock in the last year include Bhagwat Swaroop, David Knight, Eric Hahn, Gary Steele, Michael M Johnson, Paul R Auvil III, Robert Darren Lee and Tracey Newell. View Insider Buying and Selling for Proofpoint.

Which institutional investors are buying Proofpoint stock?

PFPT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD, Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc., Seven Eight Capital LP, Deltec Asset Management LLC and Essex Investment Management Co. LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Proofpoint.

How do I buy shares of Proofpoint?

Shares of PFPT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Proofpoint's stock price today?

One share of PFPT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $101.08.

How big of a company is Proofpoint?

Proofpoint has a market capitalization of $5.33 billion and generates $515.29 million in revenue each year. The software maker earns $-84,330,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($1.31) on an earnings per share basis. Proofpoint employs 2,047 workers across the globe.

What is Proofpoint's official website?

The official website for Proofpoint is http://www.proofpoint.com.

How can I contact Proofpoint?

Proofpoint's mailing address is 892 ROSS DRIVE, SUNNYVALE CA, 94089. The software maker can be reached via phone at 408-517-4710.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Proofpoint (NASDAQ PFPT)

Community Ranking:  3.7 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  749 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  264 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,013
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This page was last updated on 10/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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