NASDAQ:FFIV - F5 Networks Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$175.68 -0.35 (-0.20 %)
(As of 07/17/2018 04:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$176.03
Today's Range$175.11 - $178.47
52-Week Range$114.63 - $183.27
Volume528,100 shs
Average Volume742,502 shs
Market Capitalization$10.76 billion
P/E Ratio27.20
Dividend YieldN/A
F5 Networks logoF5 Networks, Inc. develops, markets, and sells application delivery networking products that optimize the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company's primary application delivery technology is Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS) that enable company's products to intercept, inspect, and act on the contents of traffic from virtually each type of Internet Protocol-enabled application. It offers Local Traffic Manager, which provides intelligent load-balancing, traffic management, and application health checking; BIG-IP DNS that automatically directs users to the closest or best-performing physical, virtual, or cloud environment; Advanced Firewall Manager, a network firewall; and Application Security Manager, an Web application firewall that provides comprehensive, proactive, and application-layer protection against generalized and targeted attacks. The company also provides Access Policy Manager, which provides secure, granular, and context-aware access to networks and applications; Carrier-Grade Network Address Translation, which offers a set of tools that enables service providers to migrate to IPv6 while continuing to support and interoperate with existing IPv4 devices and content; and Policy Enforcement Manager that offers traffic classification capabilities to identify the specific applications and services to service providers, as well as Link Controller. In addition, it offers cloud-based and other subscription services; BIG-IP appliances; VIPRION chassis-based systems; BIG-IP Virtual Edition software platform; and management and orchestration software platform. The company sells its products to enterprise customers and service providers through distributors, value-added resellers, and systems integrators in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, and the Asia Pacific Region. F5 Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Computer & office equipment
Sub-IndustryCommunications Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.46
Quick Ratio1.43


Trailing P/E Ratio27.20
Forward P/E Ratio23.55
P/E Growth2.58

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.09 billion
Price / Sales5.14
Cash Flow$7.6383 per share
Price / Cash23.00
Book Value$19.64 per share
Price / Book8.95


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.46
Net Income$420.76 million
Net Margins20.43%
Return on Equity37.01%
Return on Assets18.25%


Outstanding Shares61,120,000
Market Cap$10,758.07

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F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) Frequently Asked Questions

What is F5 Networks' stock symbol?

F5 Networks trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FFIV."

How will F5 Networks' stock buyback program work?

F5 Networks declared that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were F5 Networks' earnings last quarter?

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 25th. The network technology company reported $2.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.27 by $0.04. The network technology company earned $533.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $529.95 million. F5 Networks had a return on equity of 37.01% and a net margin of 20.43%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.95 earnings per share. View F5 Networks' Earnings History.

When is F5 Networks' next earnings date?

F5 Networks is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for F5 Networks.

What guidance has F5 Networks issued on next quarter's earnings?

F5 Networks issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 25th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.36-$2.39 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.37. The company issued revenue guidance of $535-$545 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $537.96 million.

What price target have analysts set for FFIV?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for F5 Networks' stock. Their forecasts range from $90.00 to $211.00. On average, they anticipate F5 Networks' stock price to reach $154.4286 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 12.1%. View Analyst Ratings for F5 Networks.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for F5 Networks?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for F5 Networks in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 16 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about F5 Networks stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about F5 Networks stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "F5 Networks provides products and services to manage Internet traffic worldwide. We believe that the company’s product refreshes will boost revenues, going forward. It is worth mentioning that the company’s GBB pricing strategy and its BIG-IQ platform remain tailwinds. Moreover, these initiatives are expected to expand the company’s total addressable market and result in client wins. Better execution and focus on enterprise and service providers have placed F5 Networks well in the application delivery controller market. Nevertheless, a volatile spending atmosphere and competition from peers remain concerns. The stock has underperformed the industry in the last one year." (3/27/2018)
  • 2. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "We view the continued lack of product revenue growth as a concern at this stage of the product refresh cycle. We raised our F18E and F19E EPS mostly due to a lower expected tax rate. Our rating is based on our view of challenging fundamentals offset by FCF support." (1/25/2018)

Who are some of F5 Networks' key competitors?

Who are F5 Networks' key executives?

F5 Networks' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. François Locoh-Donou, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 47)
  • Mr. Andrew Reinland, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54)
  • Mr. Scot Frazier Rogers, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Ryan Kearny, Exec. VP of Product Devel. & CTO (Age 49)
  • Mr. Tony Bozzuti, Sr. VP of IT & Chief Information Officer

Has F5 Networks been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about FFIV stock have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. F5 Networks earned a daily sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the network technology company an impact score of 41.57 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are F5 Networks' major shareholders?

F5 Networks' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (2.25%), Swedbank (0.51%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.18%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.12%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.06%) and Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB (0.03%). Company insiders that own F5 Networks stock include Alan Higginson, Andrew Reinland, Benjamin Gibson, Deborah L Bevier, Edward Julian Eames, Francois Locoh-Donou, John D Dilullo, John Mcadam, Jonathan Chadwick, Ryan C Kearny and Scot Frazier Rogers. View Institutional Ownership Trends for F5 Networks.

Which major investors are selling F5 Networks stock?

FFIV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Swedbank, Bremer Trust National Association, Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Pensionfund Sabic, Addenda Capital Inc., Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A and RDL Financial Inc.. Company insiders that have sold F5 Networks company stock in the last year include Alan Higginson, Andrew Reinland, Benjamin Gibson, Edward Julian Eames, Francois Locoh-Donou, John D Dilullo, John Mcadam, Ryan C Kearny and Scot Frazier Rogers. View Insider Buying and Selling for F5 Networks.

Which major investors are buying F5 Networks stock?

FFIV stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Addenda Capital Inc., XR Securities LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Catawba Capital Management VA, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB and Atria Investments LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for F5 Networks.

How do I buy shares of F5 Networks?

Shares of FFIV can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is F5 Networks' stock price today?

One share of FFIV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $175.68.

How big of a company is F5 Networks?

F5 Networks has a market capitalization of $10.76 billion and generates $2.09 billion in revenue each year. The network technology company earns $420.76 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.46 on an earnings per share basis. F5 Networks employs 4,366 workers across the globe.

How can I contact F5 Networks?

F5 Networks' mailing address is 401 ELLIOT AVE WEST STE 500, SEATTLE WA, 98119. The network technology company can be reached via phone at 206-272-5555 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for F5 Networks (NASDAQ FFIV)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,022 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  907 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,929
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This page was last updated on 7/17/2018 by Staff

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