NASDAQ:PFPT - Proofpoint Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$127.72 +0.44 (+0.35 %)
(As of 07/18/2018 02:31 PM ET)
Previous Close$127.00
Today's Range$126.45 - $127.94
52-Week Range$82.61 - $130.27
Volume9,420 shs
Average Volume881,738 shs
Market Capitalization$6.37 billion
P/E Ratio-97.16
Dividend YieldN/A
Proofpoint logoProofpoint, 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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.66
Current Ratio0.60
Quick Ratio0.60


Trailing P/E Ratio-97.16
Forward P/E Ratio-114.04
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$515.29 million
Price / Sales12.60
Cash Flow$1.0316 per share
Price / Cash123.81
Book Value$5.20 per share
Price / Book24.56


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.31)
Net Income$-84,330,000.00
Net Margins-12.58%
Return on Equity-21.55%
Return on Assets-3.46%


Outstanding Shares50,850,000
Market Cap$6,367.39

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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) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 26th. The software maker reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.15. The software maker earned $162.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.86 million. Proofpoint had a negative return on equity of 21.55% and a negative net margin of 12.58%. Proofpoint's revenue was up 40.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.12 EPS. View Proofpoint's Earnings History.

When is Proofpoint's next earnings date?

Proofpoint is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July, 26th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Proofpoint.

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

Proofpoint updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 26th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.00-1.09 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.89. The company issued revenue guidance of $702-706 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $687.37 million.Proofpoint also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.15-0.17 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for PFPT?

25 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Proofpoint's stock. Their forecasts range from $100.00 to $145.00. On average, they expect Proofpoint's share price to reach $126.1429 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.1%. View Analyst Ratings for Proofpoint.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Proofpoint?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Proofpoint in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 20 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

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 continues to invest in sales and marketing which remains a drag on its bottom line. Though the company foresees these investments to garner benefit over the long run, we note that there is uncertainty about the payback period. Near-term prospects for Proofpoint are not promising as changing customer spending behavior has recently hit several other players in this space. Intensifying competition and an uncertain macroeconomic environment add to its woes. However, Proofpoint's sustained focus on launching new products, acquisitions and partnerships will continue to drive its top-line over the long run. Shares outperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis." (7/17/2018)
  • 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)

Who are some of Proofpoint's key competitors?

Who are Proofpoint's key executives?

Proofpoint's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Eric A. Hahn Ph.D., Founder and Chairman (Age 59)
  • Mr. Gary L. Steele, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Paul R. Auvil III, CFO & Principal Accounting officer (Age 54)
  • Ms. Tracey E. Newell, Exec. VP of Worldwide Sales and Customer Success (Age 52)
  • Mr. David Knight, Exec. VP and Gen. Mang. of Threat Systems Products (Age 52)

Has Proofpoint been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about PFPT stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Proofpoint earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 45.33 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Proofpoint's major shareholders?

Proofpoint's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Scout Investments Inc. (0.28%), Handelsbanken Fonder AB (0.15%), Essex Investment Management Co. LLC (0.07%), Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management (0.04%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.04%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%). Company insiders that own Proofpoint stock include Bhagwat Swaroop, Dana L Evan, David Knight, Eric Hahn, Gary Steele, 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 Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Scout Investments Inc., Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management, Radnor Capital Management LLC and Fortaleza Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Proofpoint company stock in the last year include Bhagwat Swaroop, David Knight, Eric Hahn, Gary Steele, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC, Essex Investment Management Co. LLC and Cerebellum GP 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 $127.52.

How big of a company is Proofpoint?

Proofpoint has a market capitalization of $6.37 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.

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:  3.8 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  710 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  232 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  942
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Proofpoint and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PFPT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PFPT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 7/18/2018 by Staff

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