Park City Group (NASDAQ:PCYG) and Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Park City Group and Proofpoint’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Park City Group 18.95% 11.07% 8.92%
Proofpoint -14.47% -12.20% -4.37%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Park City Group and Proofpoint’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Park City Group $22.04 million 6.91 $3.40 million $0.15 51.13
Proofpoint $716.99 million 9.29 -$103.75 million ($1.15) -104.62

Park City Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Proofpoint. Proofpoint is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Park City Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Park City Group and Proofpoint, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Park City Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Proofpoint 0 1 18 0 2.95

Proofpoint has a consensus target price of $123.72, indicating a potential upside of 2.84%. Given Proofpoint’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Proofpoint is more favorable than Park City Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

27.9% of Park City Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.5% of Proofpoint shares are owned by institutional investors. 39.9% of Park City Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Proofpoint shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Park City Group has a beta of 1.62, suggesting that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Proofpoint has a beta of 1.83, suggesting that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Park City Group beats Proofpoint on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Park City Group Company Profile

Park City Group, Inc., a software-as-a-service provider, designs, develops, and markets proprietary software products in the United States. The company offers ReposiTrak MarketPlace, a supplier discovery and B2B e-commerce solution that is used for sourcing products, and enables to screen and choose suppliers; ReposiTrak Compliance and Food Safety Solutions, which reduces potential regulatory and legal risk from their supply chain partners; and ReposiTrak Supply Chain Solutions, which enables customers to manage relationships with suppliers. It also provides ScoreTracker, Vendor Managed Inventory, Store Level Ordering and Replenishment, Enterprise Supply Chain Planning, Fresh Market Manager, and ActionManager supply chain solutions. In addition, it provides business-consulting services to suppliers and retailers in the grocery, convenience store, and specialty retail industries, as well as professional consulting services. The company primarily serves multi-store retail chains, wholesalers and distributors, and suppliers. Park City Group, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Proofpoint Company Profile

Proofpoint, 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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