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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
FFIV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 2073 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.15 vs. FFIV: No Debt )
FFIV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.63
FFIV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 2005 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. FFIV: 0.63 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.63

0.63
0.86
Interest Coverage No Debt
FFIV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 985.82 vs. FFIV: No Debt )
FFIV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 9.65
M-Score: -2.95
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 : 10/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.50
FFIV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2055 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. FFIV: 28.50 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -77.08   Max: 30.95
Current: 28.5

-77.08
30.95
Net-margin (%) 17.97
FFIV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2055 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. FFIV: 17.97 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -77.08   Max: 20.96
Current: 17.97

-77.08
20.96
ROE (%) 21.68
FFIV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1999 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. FFIV: 21.68 )
FFIV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.44   Max: 22.89
Current: 21.68

-33.44
22.89
ROA (%) 14.18
FFIV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. FFIV: 14.18 )
FFIV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.92   Max: 16.52
Current: 14.18

-24.92
16.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 779.15
FFIV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 29.04 vs. FFIV: 779.15 )
FFIV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -251.28   Max: 853.66
Current: 779.15

-251.28
853.66
Revenue Growth (%) 17.20
FFIV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1667 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. FFIV: 17.20 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.4   Max: 82.5
Current: 17.2

-3.4
82.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 15.80
FFIV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. FFIV: 15.80 )
FFIV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.5   Max: 93.4
Current: 15.8

-23.5
93.4
EPS Growth (%) 11.40
FFIV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. FFIV: 11.40 )
FFIV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.6   Max: 115.4
Current: 11.4

-35.6
115.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

FFIV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Julian Robertson 8,000 sh (New)
George Soros 325,000 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 1,448,126 sh (New)
Jim Simons 488,774 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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Q1 2014

FFIV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeremy Grantham 125,197 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 110,087 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 27,092 sh (+493.34%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,438,795 sh (+41.43%)
Joel Greenblatt 128,139 sh (+23.32%)
Pioneer Investments 1,060,782 sh (+14.59%)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Frank Sands Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 911,000 sh (-0.55%)
George Soros 270,000 sh (-16.92%)
Ray Dalio 38,889 sh (-32.8%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 232,480 sh (-79.54%)
Jim Simons 24,017 sh (-95.09%)
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Q2 2014

FFIV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Hussman 50,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 757,523 sh (+225.84%)
Pioneer Investments 1,271,905 sh (+19.9%)
Jeremy Grantham 134,697 sh (+7.59%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 910,700 sh (-0.03%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,431,260 sh (-0.52%)
Joel Greenblatt 119,337 sh (-6.87%)
RS Investment Management 74,971 sh (-31.9%)
George Soros 76,000 sh (-71.85%)
Ray Dalio 4,889 sh (-87.43%)
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Q3 2014

FFIV Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 366,574 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 174,434 sh (+29.5%)
George Soros 82,500 sh (+8.55%)
Columbia Wanger 946,700 sh (+3.95%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 1,407,865 sh (-1.63%)
Pioneer Investments 1,050,335 sh (-17.42%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 291,055 sh (-61.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 43,459 sh (-63.58%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FFIV

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -63.58%0.11%$109.16 - $127.64 $ 129.0910%43459
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out $109.16 - $127.64 $ 129.0910%0
John Hussman 2014-06-30 New Buy0.43%$100.91 - $113.56 $ 129.0920%50000
George Soros 2014-06-30 Reduce -71.85%0.2%$100.91 - $113.56 $ 129.0920%76000
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -87.43%0.03%$100.91 - $113.56 $ 129.0920%4889
Lee Ainslie 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.7%$87.78 - $114.78 $ 129.0923%0
Julian Robertson 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.22%$87.78 - $114.78 $ 129.0923%0
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Add 41.43%0.05%$87.78 - $114.78 $ 129.0923%1438795
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 23.32%0.04%$87.78 - $114.78 $ 129.0923%128139
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -32.8%0.01%$87.78 - $114.78 $ 129.0923%38889
Frank Sands 2014-03-31 Sold Out $87.78 - $114.78 $ 129.0923%0
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 New Buy1.7%$79.43 - $92.02 $ 129.0952%1448126
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.25%$79.43 - $92.02 $ 129.0952%325000
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 New Buy0.22%$79.43 - $92.02 $ 129.0952%8000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 52.97%0.08%$79.43 - $92.02 $ 129.0952%103906
PRIMECAP Management 2013-12-31 Add 259.02%0.08%$79.43 - $92.02 $ 129.0952%1017315
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 22.42%0.01%$79.43 - $92.02 $ 129.0952%57872
Frank Sands 2013-12-31 Reduce -28.36%0.01%$79.43 - $92.02 $ 129.0952%69500
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 31.60
FFIV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 54.30 vs. FFIV: 31.60 )
FFIV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.05   Max: 156.79
Current: 31.6

19.05
156.79
P/B 6.99
FFIV's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. FFIV: 6.99 )
FFIV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2   Max: 10.82
Current: 6.99

2
10.82
P/S 5.99
FFIV's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. FFIV: 5.99 )
FFIV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 12.4
Current: 5.99

2.3
12.4
PFCF 18.60
FFIV's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FFIV: 18.60 )
FFIV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.05   Max: 60.69
Current: 18.6

8.05
60.69
EV-to-EBIT 18.07
FFIV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 34.57 vs. FFIV: 18.07 )
FFIV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.7   Max: 139.7
Current: 18.07

11.7
139.7
PEG 1.51
FFIV's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FFIV: 1.51 )
FFIV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 3.78
Current: 1.51

0.26
3.78
Shiller P/E 43.54
FFIV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FFIV: 43.54 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25   Max: 578.7
Current: 43.54

25
578.7
Current Ratio 1.57
FFIV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. FFIV: 1.57 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 4.78
Current: 1.57

1.48
4.78
Quick Ratio 1.53
FFIV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. FFIV: 1.53 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 4.72
Current: 1.53

1.45
4.72

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 403.41
FFIV's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FFIV: 403.41 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.41   Max: 504.75
Current: 403.41

3.41
504.75
Price/Tangible Book 11.77
FFIV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. FFIV: 11.77 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 38.64
Current: 11.77

2.3
38.64
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
FFIV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 14.83 vs. FFIV: 1.40 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 3.86
Current: 1.4

0.98
3.86
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
FFIV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. FFIV: 0.95 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 4.52
Current: 0.95

0.33
4.52
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.27
FFIV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FFIV: 1.27 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.9
Current: 1.27

0.96
2.9
Price/Graham Number 4.01
FFIV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FFIV: 4.01 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 5.83
Current: 4.01

2.12
5.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
FFIV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2026 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. FFIV: 5.50 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 8.6
Current: 5.5

0.7
8.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.88
FFIV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. FFIV: 29.88 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 97.1
Current: 29.88

-0.4
97.1

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure
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F5 Networks Inc 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 Companys 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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