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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
FFIV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. FFIV: No Debt )
FFIV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.66
FFIV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. FFIV: 0.66 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.66

0.66
0.87
Interest Coverage No Debt
FFIV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
94% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 403.68 vs. FFIV: No Debt )
FFIV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 7.83
M-Score: -2.97
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 29.08
FFIV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. FFIV: 29.08 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -73.86   Max: 30.95
Current: 29.08

-73.86
30.95
Net-margin (%) 18.72
FFIV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. FFIV: 18.72 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -75.68   Max: 21.22
Current: 18.72

-75.68
21.22
ROE (%) 18.02
FFIV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. FFIV: 18.02 )
FFIV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -48.68   Max: 21.84
Current: 18.02

-48.68
21.84
ROA (%) 12.43
FFIV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. FFIV: 12.43 )
FFIV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -39.36   Max: 15.39
Current: 12.43

-39.36
15.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 678.22
FFIV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.96 vs. FFIV: 678.22 )
FFIV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -277.77   Max: 730.58
Current: 678.22

-277.77
730.58
Revenue Growth (%) 19.80
FFIV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. FFIV: 19.80 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.4   Max: 81
Current: 19.8

-3.4
81
EBITDA Growth (%) 23.90
FFIV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. FFIV: 23.90 )
FFIV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.5   Max: 93.4
Current: 23.9

-23.5
93.4
EPS Growth (%) 23.50
FFIV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. FFIV: 23.50 )
FFIV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.6   Max: 115.4
Current: 23.5

-35.6
115.4
» FFIV's 10-Y Financials

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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

FFIV Guru Trades in Q1 2013

George Soros 34,450 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 42,001 sh (+257.79%)
Ray Dalio 183,304 sh (+256.09%)
Lee Ainslie 2,044,164 sh (+137.41%)
Jim Simons 703,374 sh (+118.73%)
Steven Cohen 9,980 sh (+47.42%)
PRIMECAP Management 104,025 sh (+35.49%)
Pioneer Investments 384,444 sh (+19%)
Frank Sands 6,801,346 sh (+4.63%)
Columbia Wanger 891,000 sh (+4.45%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
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Q2 2013

FFIV Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 883,910 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 173,984 sh (+1643.33%)
PRIMECAP Management 273,656 sh (+163.07%)
Joel Greenblatt 103,906 sh (+147.39%)
Ray Dalio 310,094 sh (+69.17%)
Lee Ainslie 3,010,888 sh (+47.29%)
Pioneer Investments 444,763 sh (+15.69%)
Columbia Wanger 931,000 sh (+4.49%)
George Soros Sold Out
Frank Sands 4,758,008 sh (-30.04%)
Jim Simons 450,774 sh (-35.91%)
» More
Q3 2013

FFIV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Pioneer Investments 565,979 sh (+27.25%)
PRIMECAP Management 283,356 sh (+3.54%)
Steven Cohen 90,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 931,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 864,140 sh (-2.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 67,926 sh (-34.63%)
Ray Dalio 47,272 sh (-84.76%)
Frank Sands 97,010 sh (-97.96%)
Steven Cohen 2,954 sh (-98.3%)
» More
Q4 2013

FFIV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Lee Ainslie 1,448,126 sh (New)
Jim Simons 488,774 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 8,000 sh (New)
George Soros 325,000 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 1,017,315 sh (+259.02%)
Pioneer Investments 925,735 sh (+63.56%)
Steven Cohen 4,566 sh (+54.57%)
Joel Greenblatt 103,906 sh (+52.97%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,136,383 sh (+31.5%)
Ray Dalio 57,872 sh (+22.42%)
Columbia Wanger 916,000 sh (-1.61%)
Frank Sands 69,500 sh (-28.36%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 30.70
FFIV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. FFIV: 30.70 )
FFIV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.05   Max: 233.45
Current: 30.7

19.05
233.45
P/B 5.80
FFIV's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. FFIV: 5.80 )
FFIV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2   Max: 10.82
Current: 5.8

2
10.82
P/S 5.57
FFIV's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. FFIV: 5.57 )
FFIV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 12.4
Current: 5.57

2.3
12.4
PFCF 17.40
FFIV's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. FFIV: 17.40 )
FFIV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.05   Max: 70.04
Current: 17.4

8.05
70.04
EV-to-EBIT 15.60
FFIV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. FFIV: 15.60 )
FFIV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.7   Max: 345.7
Current: 15.6

11.7
345.7
PEG 0.90
FFIV's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. FFIV: 0.90 )
FFIV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 3.75
Current: 0.9

0.26
3.75
Shiller P/E 42.90
FFIV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. FFIV: 42.90 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25   Max: 578.7
Current: 42.9

25
578.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 9.00
FFIV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. FFIV: 9.00 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 38.64
Current: 9

1.61
38.64
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
FFIV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. FFIV: 1.30 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 5.37
Current: 1.3

0.77
5.37
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
FFIV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FFIV: 0.90 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 6.64
Current: 0.9

0.17
6.64
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.20
FFIV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. FFIV: 1.20 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 4.31
Current: 1.2

0.81
4.31
Price/Graham Number 3.50
FFIV's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
59% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FFIV: 3.50 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 38
Current: 3.5

1.72
38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
FFIV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. FFIV: 6.40 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 8.6
Current: 6.4

0.3
8.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 38.74
FFIV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. FFIV: 38.74 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1   Max: 95.8
Current: 38.74

-1
95.8

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
Compare:CRM, SQI, RHT, INTU, ADBE » details
Traded in other countries:FFV.Germany
F5 Networks was incorporated on February 26, 1996 in the State of Washington. The Company provides Application Delivery Networking (ADN) technology that secures and optimizes the delivery of network-based applications and the security, performance and availability of servers, and other network resources. Its products are application delivery controllers (ADCs) that include its BIG-IP family of appliances and the line of scalable VIPRION systems. These products are deployed in front of web and application servers, balancing traffic and performing compute-intensive functions such as encrypting and un-encrypting transmissions, screening traffic for security threats, maintaining open connections with servers, speeding the flow of traffic, managing access to applications and data and a variety of other functions that improve the security, performance, and availability of applications. It also offers virtual editions of its ADN software that can run on physical or virtual servers and allow customers to deploy products in virtualized and cloud environments. With the purchase of Traffix Communication Systems Ltd. (Traffix Systems) in February 2012, the Company acquired a line of Diameter signaling products that enable full connectivity, enhanced scalability, and comprehensive control for telecommunications operators. These products enable operators to control their signaling networks effectively in the migration to next-generation networks and in future expansion of their subscriber bases and service portfolios. The Company's storage virtualization products simplify and reduce the cost of managing files and file storage devices, and ensure fast, secure, easy access to files for users and applications. In addition, the company offers a range of services, such as consulting, training, installation, maintenance, and other technical support services. It serves technology, telecommunications, financial services, transportation, and manufacturing industries, as well as government customers. The Company markets its products and services through distributors, value-added resellers, and systems integrators. It has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, and the Asia Pacific. Competitors include Cisco Systems, Inc. Other competitors in this market include Citrix Systems, Inc., Brocade, Radware Ltd, and a number of smaller competitors including A10 Networks, Array Networks, Barracuda Networks, Crescendo Networks, and Zeus Technology Ltd.

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