F5 Networks, Inc. provides multi-cloud application services for the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. More Details
Excellent balance sheet and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has F5 Networks's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FFIV is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FFIV's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FFIV exceeded the US Communications industry which returned 15.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FFIV exceeded the US Market which returned 29.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is F5 Networks's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
5 days ago | Simply Wall StWhat Did F5 Networks' (NASDAQ:FFIV) CEO Take Home Last Year?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHave F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) Insiders Been Selling Their Stock?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StAn Intrinsic Calculation For F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) Suggests It's 42% Undervalued
Is F5 Networks undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: FFIV ($188.37) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($417.64)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FFIV is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FFIV is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.8x) compared to the US Communications industry average (33.4x).
PE vs Market: FFIV is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.8x) compared to the US market (21.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FFIV is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FFIV is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.8x) compared to the US Communications industry average (3x).
How is F5 Networks forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FFIV's forecast earnings growth (19.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: FFIV's earnings (19.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (19.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FFIV's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FFIV's revenue (7.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FFIV's revenue (7.8% 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 (26.2%)
How has F5 Networks performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FFIV has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: FFIV's current net profit margins (12.3%) are lower than last year (17.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FFIV's earnings have declined by 0.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FFIV's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: FFIV had negative earnings growth (-24.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Communications industry average (19.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FFIV's Return on Equity (12.3%) is considered low.
How is F5 Networks's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FFIV's short term assets ($2.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: FFIV's short term assets ($2.0B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FFIV's debt to equity ratio (16%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if FFIV's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FFIV's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (170.6%).
Interest Coverage: FFIV earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is F5 Networks's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FFIV's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FFIV's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FFIV's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FFIV's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of FFIV's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Francois Locoh-Donou (49 yo)
Mr. Francois Locoh-Donou has been Chief Executive Officer and President at F5 Networks, Inc. since April 2017. Mr. Locoh-Donou is a Co-Founder and Chairman of Cajou Espoir, a cashew-processing business in ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Francois's total compensation ($USD10.88M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.53M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Francois's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||2.83yrs||US$3.27m||0.021% |
|Executive VP||7.17yrs||US$3.40m||0.022% |
|Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales||2.67yrs||US$3.28m||0.010% |
|Executive VP of Global Services & Chief Strategy Officer||3.17yrs||US$3.55m||0.029% |
|Executive VP & CTO||1.67yrs||US$3.80m||0.0031% |
|Chief Information Security Officer||2.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Director of Corporate Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||1.83yrs||US$4.26m||0.015% |
|Executive VP & Chief People Officer||3.17yrs||US$3.85m||0.029% |
|Senior Vice President of Customer Support||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: FFIV's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||14.67yrs||US$342.55k||0.011% |
|Independent Director||16.67yrs||US$335.05k||0.026% |
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||5.25yrs||US$435.05k||0.016% |
|Independent Director||2.67yrs||US$322.55k||0.0050% |
|Independent Director||8.17yrs||US$347.55k||0.0034% |
|Independent Director||2.17yrs||US$310.05k||0.0031% |
|Independent Director||0.50yr||US$1.38k||no data|
|Independent Director||8.42yrs||US$355.05k||0.015% |
|Independent Director||6yrs||US$350.05k||0.014% |
|Independent Director||0.92yr||US$290.03k||no data|
|Independent Director||2.17yrs||US$330.05k||0.0031% |
Experienced Board: FFIV's board of directors are considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
F5 Networks, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: F5 Networks, Inc.
- Ticker: FFIV
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1996
- Industry: Communications Equipment
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$11.613b
- Shares outstanding: 61.65m
- Website: https://www.f5.com
Number of Employees
- F5 Networks, Inc.
- 801 5th Avenue
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|FFIV||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1999|
|FFV||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1999|
|FFV||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1999|
|FFIV *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jun 1999|
|0IL6||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jun 1999|
|F1FI34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
F5 Networks, Inc. provides multi-cloud application services for the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company’s multi-cloud application serv...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/03/03 23:33|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/03/03 00:00|
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