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F5 Networks Competitors

$164.75
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$163.33
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50-Day Range
$125.42
MA: $140.85
$164.84
52-Week Range
$79.78
Now: $164.75
$167.00
Volume581,629 shs
Average Volume856,479 shs
Market Capitalization$10.15 billion
P/E Ratio32.82
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.03

Competitors

F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) Vs. CSCO, QCOM, MSI, PANW, JNPR, and CIEN

Should you be buying FFIV stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "communications equipment" are considered alternatives and competitors to F5 Networks, including Cisco Systems (CSCO), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Motorola Solutions (MSI), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Juniper Networks (JNPR), and Ciena (CIEN).

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) and F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Cisco Systems and F5 Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cisco Systems21.76%32.64%12.94%
F5 Networks13.08%19.72%9.33%

Risk and Volatility

Cisco Systems has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, F5 Networks has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Cisco Systems and F5 Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cisco Systems0151102.42
F5 Networks061302.68

Cisco Systems currently has a consensus price target of $47.4348, indicating a potential upside of 11.61%. F5 Networks has a consensus price target of $171.8333, indicating a potential upside of 4.30%. Given Cisco Systems' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cisco Systems is more favorable than F5 Networks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.6% of Cisco Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.2% of F5 Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Cisco Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of F5 Networks shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cisco Systems and F5 Networks' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cisco Systems$49.30 billion3.64$11.21 billion$2.9214.55
F5 Networks$2.35 billion4.32$307.44 million$6.6624.74

Cisco Systems has higher revenue and earnings than F5 Networks. Cisco Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than F5 Networks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

F5 Networks beats Cisco Systems on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) and QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares F5 Networks and QUALCOMM's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
F5 Networks13.08%19.72%9.33%
QUALCOMM13.72%78.39%9.49%

Risk & Volatility

F5 Networks has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for F5 Networks and QUALCOMM, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
F5 Networks061302.68
QUALCOMM182012.70

F5 Networks presently has a consensus target price of $171.8333, indicating a potential upside of 4.30%. QUALCOMM has a consensus target price of $144.16, indicating a potential upside of 0.06%. Given F5 Networks' higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe F5 Networks is more favorable than QUALCOMM.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.2% of F5 Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.8% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of F5 Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares F5 Networks and QUALCOMM's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
F5 Networks$2.35 billion4.32$307.44 million$6.6624.74
QUALCOMM$24.27 billion6.71$4.39 billion$2.8450.73

QUALCOMM has higher revenue and earnings than F5 Networks. F5 Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than QUALCOMM, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

QUALCOMM beats F5 Networks on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares F5 Networks and Motorola Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
F5 Networks13.08%19.72%9.33%
Motorola Solutions10.39%-158.99%11.97%

Risk & Volatility

F5 Networks has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Motorola Solutions has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for F5 Networks and Motorola Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
F5 Networks061302.68
Motorola Solutions121202.73

F5 Networks presently has a consensus target price of $171.8333, indicating a potential upside of 4.30%. Motorola Solutions has a consensus target price of $151.2857, indicating a potential downside of 12.11%. Given F5 Networks' higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe F5 Networks is more favorable than Motorola Solutions.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.2% of F5 Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.6% of Motorola Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of F5 Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Motorola Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares F5 Networks and Motorola Solutions' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
F5 Networks$2.35 billion4.32$307.44 million$6.6624.74
Motorola Solutions$7.89 billion3.70$868 million$7.4423.14

Motorola Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than F5 Networks. Motorola Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than F5 Networks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) and F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Palo Alto Networks and F5 Networks' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Palo Alto Networks$3.41 billion8.30$-267,000,000.00($1.24)-239.75
F5 Networks$2.35 billion4.32$307.44 million$6.6624.74

F5 Networks has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Palo Alto Networks. Palo Alto Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than F5 Networks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Palo Alto Networks and F5 Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Palo Alto Networks062702.82
F5 Networks061302.68

Palo Alto Networks presently has a consensus target price of $305.3714, indicating a potential upside of 2.72%. F5 Networks has a consensus target price of $171.8333, indicating a potential upside of 4.30%. Given F5 Networks' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe F5 Networks is more favorable than Palo Alto Networks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.5% of Palo Alto Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.2% of F5 Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Palo Alto Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of F5 Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, F5 Networks has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Palo Alto Networks and F5 Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Palo Alto Networks-7.83%-9.61%-1.62%
F5 Networks13.08%19.72%9.33%

Summary

F5 Networks beats Palo Alto Networks on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) and F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.4% of Juniper Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.2% of F5 Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Juniper Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of F5 Networks shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Juniper Networks and F5 Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Juniper Networks38802.26
F5 Networks061302.68

Juniper Networks currently has a consensus target price of $24.8810, suggesting a potential upside of 12.89%. F5 Networks has a consensus target price of $171.8333, suggesting a potential upside of 4.30%. Given Juniper Networks' higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Juniper Networks is more favorable than F5 Networks.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Juniper Networks and F5 Networks' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Juniper Networks$4.45 billion1.63$345 million$1.2118.21
F5 Networks$2.35 billion4.32$307.44 million$6.6624.74

Juniper Networks has higher revenue and earnings than F5 Networks. Juniper Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than F5 Networks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Juniper Networks and F5 Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Juniper Networks8.92%8.30%4.29%
F5 Networks13.08%19.72%9.33%

Risk and Volatility

Juniper Networks has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, F5 Networks has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

F5 Networks beats Juniper Networks on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) and F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.6% of Ciena shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.2% of F5 Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Ciena shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of F5 Networks shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Ciena and F5 Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ciena151702.70
F5 Networks061302.68

Ciena presently has a consensus target price of $53.75, suggesting a potential upside of 21.36%. F5 Networks has a consensus target price of $171.8333, suggesting a potential upside of 4.30%. Given Ciena's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Ciena is more favorable than F5 Networks.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ciena and F5 Networks' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ciena$3.57 billion1.91$253.43 million$1.8424.07
F5 Networks$2.35 billion4.32$307.44 million$6.6624.74

F5 Networks has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ciena. Ciena is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than F5 Networks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Ciena and F5 Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ciena10.26%17.93%10.36%
F5 Networks13.08%19.72%9.33%

Risk & Volatility

Ciena has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, F5 Networks has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

F5 Networks beats Ciena on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


F5 Networks Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Cisco Systems logo
CSCO
Cisco Systems
2.5$42.50-0.3%$179.58 billion$49.30 billion17.28Insider Selling
QUALCOMM logo
QCOM
QUALCOMM
2.5$144.08-1.3%$162.95 billion$24.27 billion60.79Insider Selling
Motorola Solutions logo
MSI
Motorola Solutions
2.0$172.13-0.2%$29.18 billion$7.89 billion38.51Dividend Increase
Palo Alto Networks logo
PANW
Palo Alto Networks
1.6$297.29-0.0%$28.31 billion$3.41 billion-108.11Analyst Report
Juniper Networks logo
JNPR
Juniper Networks
2.1$22.04-1.1%$7.27 billion$4.45 billion19.00Insider Selling
Ciena logo
CIEN
Ciena
1.9$44.29-0.7%$6.83 billion$3.57 billion18.38
Viasat logo
VSAT
Viasat
1.6$35.85-2.3%$2.42 billion$2.31 billion-1,792.50
EchoStar logo
SATS
EchoStar
1.4$24.25-3.5%$2.38 billion$1.89 billion-17.08
InterDigital logo
IDCC
InterDigital
2.3$59.57-2.4%$1.84 billion$318.92 million31.03
Infinera logo
INFN
Infinera
1.2$8.42-0.6%$1.58 billion$1.30 billion-5.85Insider Selling
Calix logo
CALX
Calix
1.5$23.08-1.9%$1.43 billion$424.33 million164.86
Plantronics logo
PLT
Plantronics
1.1$28.18-6.5%$1.16 billion$1.70 billion-1.34
NETGEAR logo
NTGR
NETGEAR
1.7$32.53-0.4%$985.07 million$998.76 million36.97
Ribbon Communications logo
RBBN
Ribbon Communications
1.4$6.24-1.3%$907.28 million$563.11 million-3.71High Trading Volume
Extreme Networks logo
EXTR
Extreme Networks
1.7$5.75-2.4%$707.33 million$948.02 million-7.01
Harmonic logo
HLIT
Harmonic
1.2$6.74-2.1%$658.82 million$402.87 million-17.28
ADTRAN logo
ADTN
ADTRAN
1.8$12.50-0.3%$599.45 million$530.06 million-36.76
Comtech Telecommunications logo
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
2.0$20.17-0.0%$504.45 million$616.72 million72.04Upcoming Earnings
Digi International logo
DGII
Digi International
1.4$17.01-1.5%$493.90 million$279.27 million58.66Insider Selling
CalAmp logo
CAMP
CalAmp
1.5$9.28-0.5%$324.99 million$366.11 million-3.61
Aviat Networks logo
AVNW
Aviat Networks
1.1$34.96-2.7%$190.92 million$238.64 million31.78High Trading Volume
Bel Fuse logo
BELFB
Bel Fuse
1.4$15.36-2.2%$189.83 million$492.41 million64.00
KVH Industries logo
KVHI
KVH Industries
1.5$10.24-2.6%$187.42 million$157.89 million-13.13
PCTEL logo
PCTI
PCTEL
2.6$6.43-1.2%$120.37 million$90.62 million32.15
AWRE
Aware
0.8$3.11-1.0%$66.70 million$12.20 million-4.94Heavy News Reporting
TESSCO Technologies logo
TESS
TESSCO Technologies
1.2$6.15-0.8%$53.88 million$540.30 million-2.21
Westell Technologies logo
WSTL
Westell Technologies
0.7$0.78-2.6%$12.35 million$29.96 million-1.39
This page was last updated on 11/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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