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 fair value.
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 +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FFIV's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FFIV exceeded the US Communications industry which returned -1.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FFIV exceeded the US Market which returned 19.5% 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
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIf You Had Bought F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) Shares Five Years Ago You'd Have Earned 106% Returns
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why We Think F5 Networks's (NASDAQ:FFIV) Statutory Earnings Might Be Conservative
1 month ago | Simply Wall StWe Think F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt
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 ($196.8) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($337.75)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FFIV is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FFIV is good value based on its PE Ratio (39x) compared to the US Communications industry average (43.3x).
PE vs Market: FFIV is poor value based on its PE Ratio (39x) compared to the US market (21x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FFIV is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FFIV is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.4x) compared to the US Communications industry average (2.5x).
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 (14% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: FFIV's earnings (14% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FFIV's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FFIV's revenue (6.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FFIV's revenue (6.5% 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 (24.7%)
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 (13.1%) are lower than last year (19.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FFIV's earnings have grown by 1.2% 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 (-28.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Communications industry average (-0.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FFIV's Return on Equity (13.8%) is considered low.
How is F5 Networks's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FFIV's short term assets ($1.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: FFIV's short term assets ($1.8B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FFIV's debt to equity ratio (17.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if FFIV's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FFIV's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (170.2%).
Interest Coverage: FFIV earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is F5 Networks's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FFIV's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FFIV's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FFIV's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FFIV's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of FFIV's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Francois Locoh-Donou (49 yo)
Mr. Francois Locoh-Donou has been Chief Executive Officer and President at F5 Networks, Inc. since April 2017. Mr. Locoh-Donou is a Co-Founder and Chairman of Cajou Espoir, a cashew-processing business in ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Francois's total compensation ($USD9.47M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.55M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Francois's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||2.67yrs||US$2.89m||0.019% |
|Executive VP & CTO||1.5yrs||US$3.80m||0.0021% |
|Executive VP||7yrs||US$3.35m||0.022% |
|Executive VP||1.67yrs||US$4.26m||0.012% |
|Chief Information Security Officer||2.5yrs||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 Vice President of Worldwide Sales||2.5yrs||no data||0.0089% |
|Executive VP & Chief People Officer||3yrs||US$3.85m||0.026% |
|Senior Vice President of Customer Support||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Technology Officer of Asia Pacific||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: FFIV's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||14.5yrs||US$342.64k||0.014% |
|Independent Director||16.5yrs||US$340.80k||0.026% |
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||5.08yrs||US$435.14k||0.019% |
|Independent Director||2.5yrs||US$322.64k||0.0050% |
|Independent Director||8yrs||US$347.64k||0.0034% |
|Director||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||8.25yrs||US$349.52k||0.015% |
|Independent Director||5.83yrs||US$341.14k||0.014% |
|Director||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$357.92k||0.0031% |
Experienced Board: FFIV's board of directors are considered experienced (4.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold 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$12.019b
- Shares outstanding: 61.60m
- 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||2021/01/19 23:15|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/19 00:00|
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