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Proofpoint, Inc.

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Proofpoint recently reported solid results for first-quarter 2018 wherein its top and bottom lines not only came ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate but also marked robust year-over-year growth. The company’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.