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

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$194.85 +1.61 (+0.83 %)
(As of 09/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$193.24
Today's Range$193.37 - $195.95
52-Week Range$114.63 - $195.95
Volume454,700 shs
Average Volume697,956 shs
Market Capitalization$11.84 billion
P/E Ratio30.11
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 Ratio1.56
Quick Ratio1.52


Trailing P/E Ratio30.11
Forward P/E Ratio25.50
P/E Growth2.77

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.09 billion
Price / Sales5.67
Cash Flow$7.6622 per share
Price / Cash25.43
Book Value$19.64 per share
Price / Book9.92


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.46
Net Income$420.76 million
Net Margins21.37%
Return on Equity38.57%
Return on Assets18.99%


Outstanding Shares60,820,000
Market Cap$11.84 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 initiated a stock repurchase program on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were F5 Networks' earnings last quarter?

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 25th. The network technology company reported $2.44 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.39 by $0.05. The network technology company earned $542.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $540.59 million. F5 Networks had a net margin of 21.37% and a return on equity of 38.57%. The firm's revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.03 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, October, 24th 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 fourth quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.61-2.64 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.59. The company issued revenue guidance of $555-565 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $558.51 million.

What price target have analysts set for FFIV?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for F5 Networks' shares. Their predictions range from $90.00 to $216.00. On average, they anticipate F5 Networks' stock price to reach $164.3889 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 15.6%. View Analyst Price Targets for F5 Networks.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for F5 Networks?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for F5 Networks in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 12 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 is gaining from growth in services and software solutions segment. Management is optimistic about deployment of solutions by customers on cloud and on-premise environment, which is expected to drive revenues going ahead. 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. The stock has outperformed the industry in the year-to-date period. Estimates have been stable lately ahead of the company’s Q3 earnings release. The company has mixed record of earnings surprises in recent quarters. Nevertheless, a volatile spending atmosphere and competition from peers remain concerns." (7/18/2018)
  • 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. Scot Frazier Rogers, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Francis J. Pelzer V, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 48)
  • Mr. Ryan Kearny, Exec. VP of Product Devel. & CTO (Age 49)
  • Ms. Mary Gardner, Chief Information Security Officer

Has F5 Networks been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about FFIV stock has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. F5 Networks earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the network technology company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for F5 Networks.

Who are F5 Networks' major shareholders?

F5 Networks' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.34%), FMR LLC (3.24%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.97%), Bank of Montreal Can (2.25%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.08%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.08%). Company insiders that own F5 Networks stock include Alan Higginson, Andrew Reinland, Benjamin Gibson, Edward Julian Eames, Francois Locoh-Donou, John D Dilullo, John Mcadam, Jonathan Chadwick, Michael L Dreyer, Ryan C Kearny 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 FMR LLC, Sawgrass Asset Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Millennium Management LLC, Mackay Shields LLC, Swedbank, Wells Fargo & Company MN and Philadelphia Trust Co.. 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, Jonathan Chadwick, Michael L Dreyer, Ryan C Kearny 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 BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley, Unigestion Holding SA, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Worldquant Millennium Quantitative Strategies LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can. 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 $194.85.

How big of a company is F5 Networks?

F5 Networks has a market capitalization of $11.84 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:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,080 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  927 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,007
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 9/20/2018 by Staff

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