CooTek (Cayman) (NYSE:CTK) versus Proofpoint (NYSE:PFPT) Head-To-Head Review

CooTek (Cayman) (NYSE:CTK) and Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CooTek (Cayman) and Proofpoint’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CooTek (Cayman) $134.11 million 4.37 $10.15 million N/A N/A
Proofpoint $716.99 million 8.32 -$103.75 million ($1.15) -93.20

CooTek (Cayman) has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Proofpoint.


This table compares CooTek (Cayman) and Proofpoint’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CooTek (Cayman) N/A N/A N/A
Proofpoint -15.82% -13.93% -5.37%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for CooTek (Cayman) and Proofpoint, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CooTek (Cayman) 1 1 2 0 2.25
Proofpoint 1 2 17 0 2.80

CooTek (Cayman) currently has a consensus target price of $16.50, suggesting a potential upside of 79.93%. Proofpoint has a consensus target price of $132.21, suggesting a potential upside of 23.35%. Given CooTek (Cayman)’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe CooTek (Cayman) is more favorable than Proofpoint.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.7% of CooTek (Cayman) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.5% of Proofpoint shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Proofpoint shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Proofpoint beats CooTek (Cayman) on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

CooTek (Cayman) Company Profile

CooTek (Cayman) Inc. operates as an AI and big data-driven mobile Internet company. Its primary product is TouchPal Smart Input, an input method for mobile devices that supports approximately 110 languages worldwide. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

Proofpoint Company Profile

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.

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