Switch to:
Also traded in: Germany

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 1.21
NAS:PFPT's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 1984 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. NAS:PFPT: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:PFPT' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.45 Max: 48.28
Current: 1.21
1.08
48.28
Equity-to-Asset 0.04
NAS:PFPT's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 1901 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NAS:PFPT: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:PFPT' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.41  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.04
-2.41
0.28
Debt-to-Equity 11.57
NAS:PFPT's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. NAS:PFPT: 11.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NAS:PFPT' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.04  Med: 2.31 Max: 11.57
Current: 11.57
-0.04
11.57
Debt-to-EBITDA -12.30
NAS:PFPT's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NAS:PFPT: -12.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NAS:PFPT' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.3  Med: -2.79 Max: -0.02
Current: -12.3
-12.3
-0.02
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.53
Beneish M-Score: -3.47
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -14.57
NAS:PFPT's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
79% of the 1924 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. NAS:PFPT: -14.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:PFPT' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.82  Med: -23.98 Max: -14.57
Current: -14.57
-39.82
-14.57
Net Margin % -20.19
NAS:PFPT's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
81% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. NAS:PFPT: -20.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:PFPT' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.67  Med: -30.18 Max: -19.15
Current: -20.19
-40.67
-19.15
ROE % -242.49
NAS:PFPT's ROE % is ranked lower than
96% of the 1866 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.42 vs. NAS:PFPT: -242.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:PFPT' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -242.49  Med: -115.67 Max: -49.62
Current: -242.49
-242.49
-49.62
ROA % -11.75
NAS:PFPT's ROA % is ranked lower than
78% of the 1992 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. NAS:PFPT: -11.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:PFPT' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.1  Med: -18.51 Max: -10.37
Current: -11.75
-33.1
-10.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -119.21
NAS:PFPT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
79% of the 1954 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.87 vs. NAS:PFPT: -119.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:PFPT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -446.49  Med: -313.9 Max: -119.21
Current: -119.21
-446.49
-119.21
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 31.40
NAS:PFPT's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. NAS:PFPT: 31.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:PFPT' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -36.5 Max: 31.4
Current: 31.4
0
31.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 32.50
NAS:PFPT's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. NAS:PFPT: 32.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:PFPT' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -34.4 Max: 41.2
Current: 32.5
0
41.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 49.90
NAS:PFPT's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. NAS:PFPT: 49.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:PFPT' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -31.6 Max: 49.9
Current: 49.9
0
49.9
GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with Proofpoint Inc NAS:PFPT.
More than 500,000 people have already joined GuruFocus to track the stocks they follow and exchange investment ideas.
» NAS:PFPT's 30-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2018-01-26)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

» Details

Guru Trades

Q4 2016

PFPT Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 10,200 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Steven Cohen 15,900 sh (-8.62%)
» More
Q1 2017

PFPT Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Ron Baron 29,572 sh (New)
Jim Simons 39,900 sh (+291.18%)
Steven Cohen 12,000 sh (-24.53%)
» More
Q2 2017

PFPT Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Joel Greenblatt 2,562 sh (New)
Jim Simons 175,900 sh (+340.85%)
Ron Baron 34,559 sh (+16.86%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
» More
Q3 2017

PFPT Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 175,200 sh (-0.40%)
Ron Baron 32,972 sh (-4.59%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PFPT

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2017-09-30 Reduce -4.59%$84.47 - $93.17 $ 91.103%32,972
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Sold Out $84.47 - $93.17 $ 91.103%0
Ron Baron 2017-06-30 Add 16.86%$71 - $92.96 $ 91.1011%34,559
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 New Buy$71 - $92.96 $ 91.1011%2,562
Ron Baron 2017-03-31 New Buy0.01%$73.36 - $83.81 $ 91.1015%29,572
Premium More recent guru trades are included for Premium Members only!!
Premium More recent guru trades are included for USA Subscribe Members only!!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 518210    SIC: 7374
Compare:SZSE:002153, LSE:SOPH, NAS:STMP, NAS:NUAN, XAMS:GTO, BOM:511431, NAS:RP, SZSE:002195, NAS:PEGA, XTER:NEM, SZSE:000997, HKSE:03888, NYSE:RNG, NAS:AZPN, NYSE:HUBS, SZSE:002405, SZSE:300033, SHSE:600570, NYSE:PAYC, NYSE:MULE » details
Traded in other countries:POF.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Proofpoint Inc is a provider of web-based protection applications in the United States. Its data protection solutions address web-based security threats posed on platforms like e-mail, instant messaging and social media.

Proofpoint Inc operates in the United States technology sector, emphasizing on security services. Its offering is segmented into two types of solutions; Protection and Advanced Threat and Archiving, Privacy and Governance. Most of its proceeds are created from the sale of data protection solutions including threat protection, incident response, and secure communication which is built on a cloud-based platform. Its solutions are intended to protect data through on-premise and cloud-based e-mail, instant messaging, social media and other Web-based applications, and also keep track of the information as it is modified and distributed throughout the enterprise for compliance and data loss prevention.

Guru Investment Theses on Proofpoint Inc

Baron Opportunity Fund Comments on Proofpoint - Apr 20, 2017

We recently established a position in Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT). We believe it is addressing a large market opportunity through its leading cloud-based cybersecurity and archiving platform, enabling companies to protect assets such as e-mail, cloud software applications and social media. We believe Proofpoint is positioned to gain market share as customers rethink their security architecture following deployments of new cloud applications, such as Office365, as well as the rising complexity of the IT environment and the evolving cyber-threat landscape. In addition, we believe the recently announced partnerships with vendors such as Palo Alto, Splunk and McAfee should provide the company additional opportunity for accelerated growth. Lastly, we expect the company to continue to use the data it collects to create improved threat protection products, and to leverage its strong brand and customer relationships to cross- and up-sell these enhanced solutions into its expanding customer base.



From the Baron Opportunity Fund first quarter 2017 shareholder letter.



Check out Ron Baron latest stock trades

Baron Opportunity Fund Comments on Proofpoint - Apr 20, 2017

Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) offers cloud-based cybersecurity and archiving tools to help companies protect assets such as e-mail, cloud software applications and social media. Shares fell in the first quarter due primarily, in our view, to a Street analyst downgrade that raised concerns regarding potential increased competition from Microsoft Office 365’s built-in e-mail capabilities and risks of a deceleration of billing growth. We retain conviction in Proofpoint’s growth drivers, including the importance of e-mail in today’s workflow, the increasing need to protect against social engineering attacks, McAfee displacement, migration to Office 365 and growing channel partner programs. (Ishay Levin)



From the Baron Opportunity Fund first quarter 2017 shareholder letter.



Check out Ron Baron latest stock trades

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 91.74
PFPT's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.88 vs. PFPT: 91.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 230.05
PFPT's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
97% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.49 vs. PFPT: 230.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
PFPT' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 221.99  Med: 516.39 Max: 551.14
Current: 230.05
221.99
551.14
PB Ratio 123.59
PFPT's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. PFPT: 123.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
PFPT' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.72  Med: 29.06 Max: 130.41
Current: 123.59
9.72
130.41
PS Ratio 8.32
PFPT's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 1840 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. PFPT: 8.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
PFPT' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 8.33 Max: 11.84
Current: 8.32
0.94
11.84
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 36.40
PFPT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
69% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 26.25 vs. PFPT: 36.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
PFPT' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.14  Med: 122.33 Max: 1125.77
Current: 36.4
35.14
1125.77
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 26.03
PFPT's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
70% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.64 vs. PFPT: 26.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
PFPT' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.11  Med: 62.83 Max: 152.45
Current: 26.03
25.11
152.45
EV-to-EBIT -57.97
PFPT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.16 vs. PFPT: -57.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PFPT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.6  Med: -34.25 Max: -12.3
Current: -57.97
-60.6
-12.3
EV-to-EBITDA -129.22
PFPT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1386 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 15.27 vs. PFPT: -129.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PFPT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -135.2  Med: -51.1 Max: -20.2
Current: -129.22
-135.2
-20.2
EV-to-Revenue 8.42
PFPT's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
82% of the 1894 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. PFPT: 8.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
PFPT' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 8.2 Max: 11.8
Current: 8.42
2.4
11.8
Current Ratio 1.51
PFPT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 1846 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. PFPT: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PFPT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.53 Max: 2.58
Current: 1.51
0.49
2.58
Quick Ratio 1.51
PFPT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1846 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. PFPT: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PFPT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.53 Max: 2.58
Current: 1.51
0.48
2.58
Days Inventory 1.35
PFPT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
88% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.56 vs. PFPT: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PFPT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 6.71 Max: 15.16
Current: 1.35
1.35
15.16
Days Sales Outstanding 70.04
PFPT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 66.91 vs. PFPT: 70.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PFPT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 62.2  Med: 71.75 Max: 76.34
Current: 70.04
62.2
76.34
Days Payable 26.53
PFPT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
51% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 42.91 vs. PFPT: 26.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PFPT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.49  Med: 47.21 Max: 63.94
Current: 26.53
24.49
63.94

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.00
PFPT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1345 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. PFPT: -6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
PFPT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -116.2  Med: -7.3 Max: 0
Current: -6
-116.2
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 9.07
PFPT's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. PFPT: 9.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
PFPT' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.76  Med: 15.92 Max: 26.85
Current: 9.07
8.76
26.85
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.00
PFPT's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 1639 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. PFPT: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
PFPT' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.3
Current: 1
0.15
1.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -1.72
PFPT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1997 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. PFPT: -1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
PFPT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.2  Med: -2.9 Max: -1.6
Current: -1.72
-8.2
-1.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $476.70
EPS (TTM) $ -2.21
Beta1.67
Short Percentage of Float16.34%
52-Week Range $69.19 - 97.92
Shares Outstanding (Mil)44.83

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 509 650 816 1,022
EPS ($) 0.72 0.99 1.50 2.62
EPS without NRI ($) 0.72 0.99 1.50 2.62
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
17.50%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

Personalized Checklist

Checklist has been moved to "Checklist" tab.

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)

GF Chat

{{numOfNotice}}