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Proofpoint is a company developing security and compliance solutions. It offers email, mobile, desktop, cloud, digital risk, and information protection products as well as provides security awareness training, archiving, and compliance solutions. The company serves the federal government, higher education, financial services, healthcare, SMEs, and other markets.

TypePublic
Founded2002
HQSunnyvale, CA, US
Websiteproofpoint.com
Overall CultureA-

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)3,368(+29%)
Job Openings718
Revenue (FY, 2020)$1.1 B(+19%)
Share Price (May 2021)$171.8
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Proofpoint

Gary Steele

Gary Steele

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Paul Auvil

Paul Auvil

Chief Financial Officer
Lyn Campbell

Lyn Campbell

EVP, Customer Success and IT
Marcel DePaolis

Marcel DePaolis

Chief Technical Officer
Sharyl Givens

Sharyl Givens

Chief Human Resources Officer
Jason Hurst

Jason Hurst

SVP, Corporate Development
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Proofpoint Office Locations

Proofpoint has offices in Sunnyvale, Boston, Broomfield, Draper and in 22 other locations
Sunnyvale, CA, US (HQ)
925 W Maude Ave
Boston, MA, US
John Hancock Tower, 200 Clarendon St 12th floor
Broomfield, CO, US
105 Edgeview Dr #440
Draper, UT, US
13997 Minuteman Dr #300
Durham, NC, US
110 Corcoran St
Indianapolis, IN, US
450 E 96th St #251
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Proofpoint Financials and Metrics

Proofpoint Revenue

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Proofpoint's revenue was reported to be $1.05 b in FY, 2020
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

287.8m

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

214.3m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

74.5%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

(45.3m)

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

(42.1m)

Market capitalization (14-May-2021)

9.9b

Closing stock price (14-May-2021)

171.8

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

882.6m

EV

10.1b
Proofpoint's current market capitalization is $9.9 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

515.3m717.0m888.2m1.1b

Revenue growth, %

37%39%24%

Cost of goods sold

143.4m201.8m236.2m275.5m

Gross profit

371.9m515.2m652.0m774.6m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

162.5m171.9m184.2m202.9m214.4m227.4m249.8m258.4m266.7m287.8m

Cost of goods sold

47.1m50.8m50.9m55.2m57.8m59.9m68.9m67.6m68.9m73.5m

Gross profit

115.4m121.1m133.2m147.7m156.6m167.5m180.8m190.9m197.7m214.3m

Gross profit Margin, %

71%70%72%73%73%74%72%74%74%74%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

286.1m185.4m847.6m910.3m

Accounts Receivable

109.3m199.2m265.7m255.4m

Prepaid Expenses

32.5m

Inventories

730.0k481.0k1.2m317.0k
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

101.4m114.2m160.6m216.6m149.7m1.0b921.7m961.4m1.0b882.6m

Accounts Receivable

119.0m140.6m143.9m163.1m171.0m204.8m172.1m173.1m180.9m181.0m

Prepaid Expenses

27.8m29.6m33.1m

Inventories

603.0k400.0k372.0k612.0k356.0k425.0k377.0k367.0k345.0k457.0k
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

(84.3m)(103.7m)(130.3m)(163.8m)

Depreciation and Amortization

42.1m73.6m80.3m96.0m

Inventories

(132.0k)249.0k(768.0k)931.0k

Accounts Payable

(1.6m)8.4m(3.6m)(13.3m)
USDFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

251.7k

Debt/Equity

0.9 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

4.2 x
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Proofpoint Operating Metrics

Proofpoint's Users was reported to be 100 m in FY, 2019.
FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020

Billings

$638.84 m$186.22 m$384.09 m$605.47 m$875.32 m$215.05 m$232.12 m$277.84 m$1.07 b$237.99 m

Patent Applications

475455

Patents Issued

93120160

Users

100 m100 m100 m
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Proofpoint Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
The Defence WorksMay 08, 2020
ObserveITNovember 03, 2019$225 m
Meta NetworksMay 08, 2019$120 m
Wombat Security TechnologiesFebruary 06, 2018$225 m
CloudmarkNovember 07, 2017$11 m
FireLayersOctober 20, 2016$55 m
SocialwareNovember 04, 2015$9 m
Emerging ThreatsMarch 02, 2015$40 m
NexgateOctober 23, 2014$35 m
NetCitadelMay 20, 2014$24 m
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Proofpoint Revenue Breakdown

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Proofpoint revenue breakdown by business segment: 98.5% from Subscription and 1.5% from Other

Proofpoint revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 19.7% from Rest of the World and 80.3% from United States

Proofpoint Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

87/100

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Proofpoint Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

out of 100

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Proofpoint Online and Social Media Presence

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Proofpoint Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A-

    80/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    87/100

  • Compensation

    B

    77/100

  • Diversity

    A

    84/100

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Proofpoint News and Updates

Proofpoint Wins Best Email Security Solution at 2021 SC Awards

Leading cybersecurity provider recognized by IT security professionals for excellence in next-generation email security and advanced threat protection Leading cybersecurity provider recognized by IT security professionals for excellence in next-generation email security and advanced threat protectio…

Proofpoint Named a Leader in Enterprise Email Security by Independent Research Firm

Provider receives highest score in current offering category Provider receives highest score in current offering category

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of Proofpoint, Inc. - PFPT

NEW YORK, April 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm rated Top 50 in the 2018-2020 ISS Securities Class Action Services Report and headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is...

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky Law, P.A. Announces Investigation of Proofpoint, Inc. Buyout

WILMINGTON, Del., April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky Law, P.A. announces that it is investigating Proofpoint, Inc. (“Proofpoint”) (NASDAQ GS: PFPT) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Proofpoint’s agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo.…

Thoma Bravo's $12.3 billion purchase of Proofpoint marks largest private equity cloud deal

Proofpoint shares surged 31% on Monday after private equity firm Thoma Bravo agreed to buy the security software vendor in a deal valued at $12.3 billion.

Thoma Bravo inks $12.3B deal to acquire cybersecurity specialist Proofpoint

Publicly traded cybersecurity provider Proofpoint Inc. today announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a prominent private equity firm, in a $12.3 billion all-cash transaction. The deal is set to net a sizable return for Proofpoint’s shareholders. Thoma Bravo has offered to pay $1…
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Proofpoint Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Proofpoint founded?

    Proofpoint was founded in 2002.

  • Who are Proofpoint key executives?

    Proofpoint's key executives are Gary Steele, Paul Auvil and Lyn Campbell.

  • How many employees does Proofpoint have?

    Proofpoint has 3,368 employees.

  • What is Proofpoint revenue?

    Latest Proofpoint annual revenue is $1.1 b.

  • What is Proofpoint revenue per employee?

    Latest Proofpoint revenue per employee is $311.8 k.

  • Who are Proofpoint competitors?

    Competitors of Proofpoint include Secure Code Warrior, NICE Actimize and Avanan.

  • Where is Proofpoint headquarters?

    Proofpoint headquarters is located at 925 W Maude Ave, Sunnyvale.

  • Where are Proofpoint offices?

    Proofpoint has offices in Sunnyvale, Boston, Broomfield, Draper and in 22 other locations.

  • How many offices does Proofpoint have?

    Proofpoint has 28 offices.