NASDAQ:FFIV - F5 Networks Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$171.37 +1.02 (+0.60 %)
(As of 12/13/2018 10:13 AM ET)
Previous Close$170.35
Today's Range$171.22 - $172.38
52-Week Range$129.70 - $199.71
Volume2,270 shs
Average Volume602,501 shs
Market Capitalization$10.14 billion
P/E Ratio21.45
Dividend YieldN/A
F5 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
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FFIV
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.49
Quick Ratio1.45


Trailing P/E Ratio21.45
Forward P/E Ratio20.21
P/E Growth1.99

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.16 billion
Price / Sales4.81
Cash Flow$9.3492 per share
Price / Cash Flow18.33
Book Value$21.14 per share
Price / Book8.11


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.00
Net Income$453.68 million
Net Margins20.99%
Return on Equity40.04%
Return on Assets19.69%


Outstanding Shares60,630,000
Market Cap$10.14 billion

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 of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were F5 Networks' earnings last quarter?

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The network technology company reported $2.90 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.63 by $0.27. The network technology company earned $562.71 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $560.72 million. F5 Networks had a return on equity of 40.04% and a net margin of 20.99%. 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, January 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for F5 Networks.

How can I listen to F5 Networks' earnings call?

F5 Networks will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, January 23rd at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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

F5 Networks updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.51-2.54 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.47. The company issued revenue guidance of $542-552 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $546.17 million.F5 Networks also updated its Q1 2019 guidance to $2.51-2.54 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for FFIV?

20 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for F5 Networks' stock. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $218.00. On average, they expect F5 Networks' share price to reach $173.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for F5 Networks.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for F5 Networks?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for F5 Networks in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for F5 Networks.

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 reported better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter 2018 results driven by increasing demand for cloud and security offerings. Deployment of solutions by customers on cloud and on-premise environment is expected to drive revenues going ahead. Partnership with major public cloud providers like AWS and Microsoft Azure is a tailwind. The company’s BIG-IP Cloud Edition is also expected to be a meaningful driver of software growth. Moreover, these initiatives are expected to expand the company’s total addressable market and result in client wins. The stock has outperformed the industry in the year-to-date period. Nevertheless, a volatile spending atmosphere and competition from peers remain concerns. Moreover, a substantial portion of sales is derived from outside the U.S., which exposes the company to exchange rate fluctuations." (11/13/2018)
  • 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)

Has F5 Networks been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about FFIV stock has been trending very positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. F5 Networks earned a news impact score of 4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the network technology company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

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. Scot Frazier Rogers, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Francis J. Pelzer V, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 48)
  • Ms. Renuka Nadkarni, VP of Bus. Operations & Chief of Staff to the CEO
  • Mr. Ryan Kearny, Sr. VP & CTO (Age 49)

Who are F5 Networks' major shareholders?

F5 Networks' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.75%), BlackRock Inc. (8.48%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.32%), FMR LLC (3.16%), AQR Capital Management LLC (2.97%) and Bank of Montreal Can (2.29%). Company insiders that own F5 Networks stock include Alan Higginson, Andrew Reinland, Benjamin Gibson, Chad Michael Whalen, Deborah L Bevier, Edward Julian Eames, Francois Locoh-Donou, John D Dilullo, John Mcadam, Jonathan Chadwick, Michael L Dreyer, Ryan C Kearny, Sandra E Bergeron and Scot Frazier Rogers. View Institutional Ownership Trends for F5 Networks.

Which institutional investors are selling F5 Networks stock?

FFIV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Seizert Capital Partners LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Panagora Asset Management Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp. Company insiders that have sold F5 Networks company stock in the last year include Alan Higginson, Andrew Reinland, Chad Michael Whalen, Deborah L Bevier, Francois Locoh-Donou, John D Dilullo, John Mcadam, Jonathan Chadwick, Michael L Dreyer, Ryan C Kearny, Sandra E Bergeron and Scot Frazier Rogers. View Insider Buying and Selling for F5 Networks.

Which institutional investors are buying F5 Networks stock?

FFIV stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Swedbank, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd and First Trust Advisors LP. 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 $170.35.

How big of a company is F5 Networks?

F5 Networks has a market capitalization of $10.14 billion and generates $2.16 billion in revenue each year. The network technology company earns $453.68 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.00 on an earnings per share basis. F5 Networks employs 4,409 workers across the globe.

What is F5 Networks' official website?

The official website for F5 Networks is

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:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,127 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  952 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,079
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about F5 Networks and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FFIV will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FFIV will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/13/2018 by Staff

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