About F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV)
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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Computer & office equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
Trailing P/E Ratio27.90
Forward P/E Ratio24.34
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$2.09 billion
Price / Sales5.31
Cash Flow$7.6130 per share
Price / Cash23.85
Book Value$19.64 per share
Price / Book9.24
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.46
Net Income$420.76 million
Return on Equity37.01%
Return on Assets18.25%
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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program 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 buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
How were F5 Networks' earnings last quarter?
F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 25th. The network technology company reported $2.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.27 by $0.04. The network technology company earned $533.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $529.95 million. F5 Networks had a net margin of 20.43% and a return on equity of 37.01%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.95 earnings per share. View F5 Networks' Earnings History.
When is F5 Networks' next earnings date?
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 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 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for F5 Networks' stock. Their forecasts range from $90.00 to $200.00. On average, they expect F5 Networks' stock price to reach $149.5789 in the next year. 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 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?
Some companies that are related to F5 Networks include HP (HPQ), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Arista Networks (ANET), Toshiba (TOSYY), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Electronics For Imaging (EFII), Extreme Networks (EXTR), A10 Networks (ATEN), Digi International (DGII), Silicom (SILC), Allot Communications (ALLT), Lantronix (LTRX), Black Box (BBOX), Xplore Technologies (XPLR) and BIO-key International (BKYI).
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?
News coverage about FFIV stock has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. F5 Networks earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the network technology company an impact score of 46.55 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.
Who are F5 Networks' major shareholders?
F5 Networks' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.51%), Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. (2.07%), FIL Ltd (1.63%), LSV Asset Management (1.32%), Northern Trust Corp (1.25%) and Royal Bank of Canada (0.77%). 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 FIL Ltd, Todd Asset Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, NorthCoast Asset Management LLC, Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, Tdam USA Inc., Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. and UBS Group AG. 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 Smith Asset Management Group LP, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., Mackay Shields LLC, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Freestone Capital Holdings LLC and Element Capital Management 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 $181.57.
How big of a company is F5 Networks?
F5 Networks has a market capitalization of $11.15 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]
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