Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) and Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Proofpoint and Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Proofpoint||$716.99 million||9.20||-$103.75 million||($1.15)||-103.03|
|Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A||$1.62 billion||0.56||-$64.00 million||N/A||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
94.8% of Proofpoint shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.1% of Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Proofpoint shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A shares are owned 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 Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A||-2.17%||-0.94%||-0.66%|
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Proofpoint and Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A||1||1||0||0||1.50|
Proofpoint presently has a consensus target price of $131.95, suggesting a potential upside of 11.36%. Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A has a consensus target price of $28.75, suggesting a potential upside of 140.38%. Given Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A is more favorable than Proofpoint.
Volatility and Risk
Proofpoint has a beta of 1.79, indicating that its stock price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Proofpoint, Inc. operates as a security-as-a-service 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 integrated email security, advanced threat, information protection and archiving, and digital risk protection product services. 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; and extensible security-as-a-service platform. 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.
About Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in online travel research and online commerce businesses. Its travel platform provides consumer-generated content, price comparison tools, and online reservation and related services for destinations, accommodations, travel activities and experiences, and restaurants. The company owns and operates portfolio of online travel brands, which offers travel-planning and trip-taking resources in the travel industry; and provides click-based, display-based, and subscription-based advertising services. It also operates Viator, a Website that offers research, book, and experience activities and attractions in travel destinations; and TheFork, an online restaurant booking platform operating various sites. Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
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