F5 Networks, Inc. provides multi-cloud application services for the availability, security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FFIV exceeded the US Communications industry which returned -5.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FFIV underperformed the US Market which returned 16.3% over the past year.
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
12 hours ago | Simply Wall StShould Weakness in F5 Networks, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:FFIV) Stock Be Seen As A Sign That Market Will Correct The Share Price Given Decent Financials?
13 hours ago | Simply Wall StWe Think F5 Networks's (NASDAQ:FFIV) Statutory Profit Might Understate Its Earnings Potential
1 week ago | Simply Wall StAn Intrinsic Calculation For F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) Suggests It's 26% 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 ($140.58) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($219.46)
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 (26.3x) compared to the US Communications industry average (41.9x).
PE vs Market: FFIV is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.3x) compared to the US market (18.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FFIV is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FFIV is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4x) compared to the US Communications industry average (2x).
How is F5 Networks forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FFIV's forecast earnings growth (15.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: FFIV's earnings (15.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (23.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FFIV's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FFIV's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FFIV's revenue (4.5% 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 low in 3 years time (17.4%).
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 (14%) are lower than last year (21%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FFIV's earnings have grown by 3% 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 (-30.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Communications industry average (-29.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FFIV's Return on Equity (15.1%) is considered low.
How is F5 Networks's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FFIV's short term assets ($1.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: FFIV's short term assets ($1.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FFIV's debt to equity ratio (18.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if FFIV's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FFIV's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (175.8%).
Interest Coverage: FFIV earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is F5 Networks's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FFIV's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FFIV's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FFIV's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FFIV's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of FFIV's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
François Locoh-Donou (49 yo)
Mr. François Locoh-Donou has been Chief Executive Officer and President at F5 Networks, Inc. since April 2017. Mr. Locoh-Donou is a Co-Founder and Chairman of Cajou Espoir, a cashew-processing business in ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: François's total compensation ($USD9.47M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.26M).
Compensation vs Earnings: François's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||2.25yrs||US$2.89m||0.025% |
|Executive VP & CTO||1.08yrs||US$3.80m||0.0069% |
|Executive VP||6.58yrs||US$3.35m||0.022% |
|Executive VP||1.25yrs||US$4.26m||0.0079% |
|Chief Information Security Officer||2.08yrs||no data||no data|
|VP, Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales||2.08yrs||no data||0.0062% |
|Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||2.58yrs||US$3.85m||0.022% |
|Senior Vice President of Customer Support||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Technology Officer of Asia Pacific||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Finance||7.83yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: FFIV's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||14.08yrs||US$342.64k||0.014% |
|Independent Director||16.08yrs||US$340.80k||0.026% |
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||4.67yrs||US$435.14k||0.019% |
|Independent Director||2.08yrs||US$322.64k||0.0051% |
|Independent Director||7.58yrs||US$347.64k||0.0035% |
|Independent Director||7.83yrs||US$349.52k||0.015% |
|Independent Director||5.42yrs||US$341.14k||0.014% |
|Director||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$357.92k||0.0032% |
Experienced Board: FFIV's board of directors are considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: FFIV 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$8.600b
- Shares outstanding: 61.17m
- 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 availability, security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company’s primary applic ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/10 00:05|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/07 00:00|
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