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FFIV

F5 NasdaqGS:FFIV Stock Report

Last Price

US$158.47

Market Cap

US$9.6b

7D

5.2%

1Y

-16.5%

Updated

25 Jun, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
FFIV fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health4/6
Dividends0/6

FFIV Stock Overview

F5, Inc. provides multi-cloud application security and delivery solutions for the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for F5
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$158.47
52 Week HighUS$249.00
52 Week LowUS$147.47
Beta1.18
1 Month Change-2.38%
3 Month Change-24.49%
1 Year Change-16.49%
3 Year Change8.82%
5 Year Change24.72%
Change since IPO2,030.69%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 20
We Think F5 (NASDAQ:FFIV) Can Manage Its Debt With Ease

We Think F5 (NASDAQ:FFIV) Can Manage Its Debt With Ease

Some say volatility, rather than debt, is the best way to think about risk as an investor, but Warren Buffett famously...

May 22
Is Now The Time To Look At Buying F5, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV)?

Is Now The Time To Look At Buying F5, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV)?

F5, Inc. ( NASDAQ:FFIV ), is not the largest company out there, but it received a lot of attention from a substantial...

Shareholder Returns

FFIVUS CommunicationsUS Market
7D5.2%3.4%6.6%
1Y-16.5%-15.0%-18.5%

Return vs Industry: FFIV underperformed the US Communications industry which returned -15% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FFIV exceeded the US Market which returned -18.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is FFIV's price volatile compared to industry and market?
FFIV volatility
FFIV Average Weekly Movement6.3%
Communications Industry Average Movement8.1%
Market Average Movement8.0%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.6%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.1%

Stable Share Price: FFIV is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: FFIV's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19966,420Francois Locoh-Donouhttps://www.f5.com

F5, Inc. provides multi-cloud application security and delivery solutions for the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company’s multi-cloud application security and delivery solutions enable its customers to develop, deploy, operate, secure, and govern applications in any architecture, from on-premises to the public cloud. It offers application security and delivery products, including BIG-IP appliances and VIPRION chassis and related software modules and software-only Virtual Editions; Local Traffic Manager and DNS Services; Advanced Firewall Manager and Policy Enforcement Manager that leverage the unique performance characteristics of its hardware and software architecture; Application Security Manager and Access Policy Manager; NGINX Plus and NGINX Controller; Shape Defense and Enterprise Defense; Secure Web Gateway, and Silverline DDoS and Application security offerings; and online fraud and abuse prevention solutions.

F5 Fundamentals Summary

How do F5's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
FFIV fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$9.58b
Earnings (TTM)US$350.12m
Revenue (TTM)US$2.65b

27.4x

P/E Ratio

3.6x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
FFIV income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$2.65b
Cost of RevenueUS$511.01m
Gross ProfitUS$2.14b
Other ExpensesUS$1.79b
EarningsUS$350.12m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)5.79
Gross Margin80.75%
Net Profit Margin13.19%
Debt/Equity Ratio15.0%

How did FFIV perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

Is FFIV undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

3/6

Valuation Score 3/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for FFIV?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

FFIV key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue3.5x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA16.9x
PEG Ratio1.1x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does FFIV's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

FFIV PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for FFIV vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average27.7x

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: FFIV is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (27.4x) compared to the peer average (27.7x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does FFIV's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the U.S. Communications Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: FFIV is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (27.4x) compared to the US Communications industry average (21.9x)


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is FFIV's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

FFIV PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio27.4x
Fair PE Ratio26.5x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: FFIV is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (27.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (26.5x).


Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of FFIV when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: FFIV ($158.47) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($601.48)

Significantly Below Fair Value: FFIV is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: FFIV is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)


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Future Growth

How is F5 forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?

Future Growth Score

5/6

Future Growth Score 5/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


24.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FFIV's forecast earnings growth (24.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: FFIV's earnings (24.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14% per year).

High Growth Earnings: FFIV's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: FFIV's revenue (9.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FFIV's revenue (9.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: FFIV's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (27.4%)


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Past Performance

How has F5 performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

3/6

Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-7.6%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FFIV has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: FFIV's current net profit margins (13.2%) are higher than last year (11.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FFIV's earnings have declined by 7.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FFIV's earnings growth over the past year (25.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (-7.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: FFIV earnings growth over the past year (25.7%) underperformed the Communications industry 35.7%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: FFIV's Return on Equity (14.6%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is F5's financial position?

Financial Health Score

4/6

Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: FFIV's short term assets ($1.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($1.8B).

Long Term Liabilities: FFIV's short term assets ($1.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($906.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FFIV has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if FFIV's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: FFIV's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (165.9%).

Interest Coverage: FFIV earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is F5 current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FFIV's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FFIV's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FFIV's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FFIV's dividend payments have been increasing.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as FFIV has not reported any payouts.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

4.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Francois Locoh-Donou (50 yo)

5.17yrs

Tenure

US$11,469,726

Compensation

Mr. Francois Locoh-Donou has been Chief Executive Officer and President at F5, Inc. (formally known as F5 Networks, Inc.) since April 2017. Mr. Locoh-Donou is a Co-Founder and Chairman of Cajou Espoir, a c...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Francois's total compensation ($USD11.47M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD8.44M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Francois's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: FFIV's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: FFIV's board of directors are considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: FFIV insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

F5, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: F5, Inc.
  • Ticker: FFIV
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Sector: Tech
  • Implied Market Cap: US$9.583b
  • Shares outstanding: 60.47m
  • Website: https://www.f5.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • F5, Inc.
  • 801 5th Avenue
  • Seattle
  • Washington
  • 98104-1663
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/25 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/24 00:00
Earnings2022/03/31
Annual Earnings2021/09/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.