NASDAQ:FFIV - F5 Networks Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $171.81 +1.99 (+1.17 %) (As of 02/22/2019 01:24 PM ET)Previous Close$169.82Today's Range$170.45 - $172.0352-Week Range$138.67 - $199.71Volume4,882 shsAverage Volume619,448 shsMarket Capitalization$10.21 billionP/E Ratio21.44Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.94 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 CIK1048695 Webwww.f5.com Phone206-272-5555Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.55 Quick Ratio1.52Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio21.44 Forward P/E Ratio19.93 P/E Growth2.16 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.16 billion Price / Sales4.72 Cash Flow$9.3223 per share Price / Cash Flow18.43 Book Value$23.71 per share Price / Book7.25Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.00 Net Income$453.68 million Net Margins22.74% Return on Equity40.12% Return on Assets19.68%Miscellaneous Employees4,409 Outstanding Shares59,440,000Market Cap$10.21 billion Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated) 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 declared that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were F5 Networks' earnings last quarter? F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January, 23rd. The network technology company reported $2.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.53 by $0.17. The network technology company had revenue of $543.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $547.39 million. F5 Networks had a return on equity of 40.12% and a net margin of 22.74%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.26 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, April 24th 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, April 24th 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 issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.53-2.56 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.58. The company issued revenue guidance of $543 -553 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $553.70 million.F5 Networks also updated its Q2 2019 guidance to $2.53-2.56 EPS. What price target have analysts set for FFIV? 15 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for F5 Networks' shares. Their predictions range from $130.00 to $218.00. On average, they anticipate F5 Networks' stock price to reach $174.9907 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for F5 Networks. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for F5 Networks? 15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for F5 Networks in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for F5 Networks. Has F5 Networks been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about FFIV stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. F5 Networks earned a coverage optimism score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the network technology company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely 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), 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), Intrusion (INTZ), BIO-key International (BKYI) and Black Box (BBOX). What other stocks do shareholders of F5 Networks own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other F5 Networks investors own include Gilead Sciences (GILD), Netflix (NFLX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Intel (INTC), Alphabet (GOOG), salesforce.com (CRM), Baidu (BIDU), Caterpillar (CAT), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Tesla (TSLA). Who are F5 Networks' key executives? F5 Networks' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. François Locoh-Donou, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 48)Mr. Francis J. Pelzer V, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49)Ms. Ana Maria White, Exec. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 45)Mr. Steve McMillan, Exec. VP of Global Services (Age 48)Dr. Tom Fountain Ph.D., Exec. VP & Chief Strategy Officer (Age 43) Who are F5 Networks' major shareholders? F5 Networks' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.04%), APG Asset Management N.V. (3.34%), Bank of Montreal Can (2.26%), MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd (2.08%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.92%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.84%). Company insiders that own F5 Networks stock include Alan Higginson, Andrew Reinland, Benjamin Gibson, Chad Michael Whalen, Deborah L Bevier, Edward Julian Eames, Francis J Pelzer, Francois Locoh-Donou, John D Dilullo, John Mcadam, Jonathan Chadwick, Kara Lynn Sprague, Michael L Dreyer, Ryan C Kearny, Sandra E Bergeron, Scot Frazier Rogers and Thomas Dean Fountain. 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 Unigestion Holding SA, First Quadrant L P CA, Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, Sawgrass Asset Management LLC, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., LSV Asset Management, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC and WMS Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold F5 Networks company stock in the last year include Alan Higginson, Andrew Reinland, Chad Michael Whalen, Deborah L Bevier, Francis J Pelzer, Francois Locoh-Donou, John D Dilullo, John Mcadam, Jonathan Chadwick, Kara Lynn Sprague, Michael L Dreyer, Ryan C Kearny, Sandra E Bergeron, Scot Frazier Rogers and Thomas Dean Fountain. 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 Sadoff Investment Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Swedbank, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Banco Santander S.A., First Trust Advisors LP and Nordea Investment Management AB. 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 $171.52. How big of a company is F5 Networks? F5 Networks has a market capitalization of $10.20 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 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: 1,140 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 964 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,104MarketBeat'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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