Proofpoint (PFPT) vs. Echelon (ELON) Head to Head Review
Proofpoint (NASDAQ: PFPT) and Echelon (NASDAQ:ELON) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
22.8% of Echelon shares are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of Proofpoint shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.2% of Echelon shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Proofpoint and Echelon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Proofpoint has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Echelon has a beta of -0.66, meaning that its stock price is 166% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Proofpoint and Echelon, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Proofpoint presently has a consensus price target of $102.41, suggesting a potential upside of 11.70%. Given Proofpoint’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Proofpoint is more favorable than Echelon.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Proofpoint and Echelon’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Proofpoint||$375.50 million||10.95||-$111.20 million||($2.21)||-41.48|
|Echelon||$32.38 million||0.73||-$4.10 million||($1.05)||-4.96|
Echelon has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Proofpoint. Proofpoint is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Echelon, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Echelon beats Proofpoint on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Proofpoint, Inc. is a security-as-a-service provider that enables large and mid-sized organizations to defend, protect, archive and govern their sensitive data. The Company’s security-as-a-service platform consists of an integrated suite of on-demand data protection solutions, including threat protection, incident response, regulatory compliance, archiving, governance, eDiscovery and secure communication. The Company’s solutions are built on a cloud-based platform. The Company provides a multi-tiered security-as-a-service platform, including solutions, platform technologies and infrastructure. Its product families include Email Security, Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection, Proofpoint Information Protection and Archiving, and Proofpoint Digital Risk Protection. The Company’s platform services include Threat detection, Threat intel extraction, Nexus threat graph, Real-time detection, Information classification and Intelligent policy.
Echelon Corporation develops open-standard control networking platforms and delivers elements necessary to design, install, monitor and control communities of devices. The Company’s products enable everyday devices, such as air conditioners, outdoor lighting, appliances, electricity meters, light switches, thermostats and valves to be inter-connected and be part of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market. It operates through the IIoT segment. Its IIoT business sells products and services that form embedded control platforms, such as LONWORKS and IzoT. The Company’s IIoT business also sells products and services, which include components, control nodes and development software. The Company also offers a solution consisting of outdoor lighting controllers, segment controllers, gateways and software to end customers, such as municipalities, cities, campuses and commercial enterprises. The Company markets its products under the Echelon brand.
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