NASDAQ:FFIV - F5 Networks Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $166.69 -2.85 (-1.68 %) (As of 11/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$169.54Today's Range$164.97 - $170.2552-Week Range$121.22 - $199.71Volume588,800 shsAverage Volume721,028 shsMarket Capitalization$10.81 billionP/E Ratio20.84Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.95 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive FFIV News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for FFIV and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Computer & office equipment Sub-IndustryCommunications Equipment SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:FFIV Previous Symbol CUSIP31561610 Webwww.f5.com Phone206-272-5555 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.49 Quick Ratio1.45 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio20.84 Forward P/E Ratio19.66 P/E Growth2.11 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.16 billion Price / Sales4.69 Cash Flow$8.5570 per share Price / Cash19.48 Book Value$21.14 per share Price / Book7.89 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.00 Net Income$453.68 million Net Margins20.99% Return on Equity40.04% Return on Assets19.69% Miscellaneous Employees4,366 Outstanding Shares60,820,000Market Cap$10.81 billion OptionableOptionable 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 share 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 buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were F5 Networks' earnings last quarter? F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The network technology company reported $2.90 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.63 by $0.27. The network technology company had revenue of $562.71 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations 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 earnings per share 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 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for F5 Networks' shares. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $218.00. On average, they anticipate F5 Networks' stock price to reach $173.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.1% 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? Media coverage about FFIV stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. F5 Networks earned a news impact score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the network technology company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of F5 Networks' key competitors? Some companies that are related to F5 Networks include HP (HPQ), Toshiba (TOSYY), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Arista Networks (ANET), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Electronics For Imaging (EFII), Extreme Networks (EXTR), A10 Networks (ATEN), Digi International (DGII), Silicom (SILC), Allot Communications (ALLT), Lantronix (LTRX), Intrusion (INTZ), Black Box (BBOX) 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. 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 CEOMr. Ryan Kearny, Sr. VP & CTO (Age 49) Who are F5 Networks' major shareholders? F5 Networks' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.48%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.32%), FMR LLC (3.16%), AQR Capital Management LLC (2.97%), Bank of Montreal Can (2.29%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.95%). 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 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 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 and Scot Frazier Rogers. View Insider Buying and Selling for F5 Networks. Which major investors are buying F5 Networks stock? FFIV stock was bought 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 $166.69. How big of a company is F5 Networks? F5 Networks has a market capitalization of $10.81 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 4,366 workers across the globe. What is F5 Networks' official website? The official website for F5 Networks is http://www.f5.com. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,125 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 948 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,073MarketBeat'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. 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