FFIV:NSD-F5 Networks, Inc

COMMON STOCK | Software - Infrastructure | NSD

Last Closing Price

USD 139.10

Change

+1.26 (+0.91)%

Market Cap

USD 8.28B

Volume

0.47M

Average Target Price

USD 154.64 (+11.17%)
Average Analyst Rating

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About

F5 Networks, Inc. develops, markets, and sells application delivery networking products that optimize the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company's primary application delivery technology is Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS) that enable company's products to intercept, inspect, and act on the contents of traffic from virtually each type of Internet Protocol-enabled application. It offers Local Traffic Manager, which provides intelligent load-balancing, traffic management, and application health checking; BIG-IP DNS that automatically directs users to the closest or best-performing physical, virtual, or cloud environment; Advanced Firewall Manager, a network firewall; and Application Security Manager, an Web application firewall that provides comprehensive, proactive, and application-layer protection against generalized and targeted attacks. The company also provides Access Policy Manager, which provides secure, granular, and context-aware access to networks and applications; Carrier-Grade Network Address Translation, which offers a set of tools that enables service providers to migrate to IPv6 while continuing to support and interoperate with existing IPv4 devices and content; and Policy Enforcement Manager that offers traffic classification capabilities to identify the specific applications and services to service providers, as well as Link Controller. In addition, it offers cloud-based and other subscription services; BIG-IP appliances; VIPRION chassis-based systems; BIG-IP Virtual Edition software platform; and management and orchestration software platform. The company sells its products to enterprise customers and service providers through distributors, value-added resellers, and systems integrators in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, and the Asia Pacific Region. F5 Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Software - Infrastructure)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -14.15% 31% F 26% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -14.15% 31% F 26% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -17.80% 33% F 34% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -17.80% 33% F 34% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 23.38% 39% F 54% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 23.38% 36% F 49% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 8.57% 43% F 64% D
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 8.57% 40% F 60% D-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 25.69% 60% D- 53% F
Risk Adjusted Return 33.36% 40% F 54% F
Market Capitalization 8.28B 91% A- 93% A
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Software - Infrastructure)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 17.93 82% B- 52% F
Price/Book Ratio 5.10 48% F 21% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 10.88 58% F 34% F
EV/EBITDA 11.44 48% F 26% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 32.24% 96% A 95% A
Return on Invested Capital 36.52% 94% A 94% A
Return on Assets 12.54% 98% A+ 97% A+
Debt to Equity Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 3.75 45% F 51% F
Short Percent 3.85% 66% D 51% F
Beta 1.01 45% F 52% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.