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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
99% of the 2654 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. FFIV: No Debt )
FFIV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.61
FFIV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 2397 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. FFIV: 0.61 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.61

0.61
0.87
Interest Coverage No Debt
FFIV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. FFIV: No Debt )
FFIV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 8.20
M-Score: -2.95
WACC vs ROIC
15.92%
42.28%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 28.89
FFIV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2619 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.77 vs. FFIV: 28.89 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -73.86   Max: 30.95
Current: 28.89

-73.86
30.95
Net-margin (%) 18.58
FFIV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2619 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. FFIV: 18.58 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -75.68   Max: 21.22
Current: 18.58

-75.68
21.22
ROE (%) 23.75
FFIV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2552 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.71 vs. FFIV: 23.75 )
FFIV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.44   Max: 22.89
Current: 23.75

-33.44
22.89
ROA (%) 15.13
FFIV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. FFIV: 15.13 )
FFIV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.92   Max: 16.52
Current: 15.13

-24.92
16.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 807.80
FFIV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 30.94 vs. FFIV: 807.80 )
FFIV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -250   Max: 853.66
Current: 807.8

-250
853.66
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 17.20
FFIV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2056 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. FFIV: 17.20 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.4   Max: 81
Current: 17.2

-3.4
81
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.80
FFIV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1691 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. FFIV: 15.80 )
FFIV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.5   Max: 93.4
Current: 15.8

-23.5
93.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.40
FFIV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1552 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. FFIV: 11.40 )
FFIV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -35.6   Max: 115.4
Current: 11.4

-35.6
115.4
» FFIV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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%)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Frank Sands Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 911,000 sh (-0.55%)
George Soros 270,000 sh (-16.92%)
Ray Dalio 38,889 sh (-32.80%)
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 (+19.90%)
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 (-31.90%)
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 (+29.50%)
George Soros 82,500 sh (+8.55%)
Columbia Wanger 946,700 sh (+3.95%)
Pioneer Investments 1,050,335 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 1,407,865 sh (-1.63%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 291,055 sh (-61.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 43,459 sh (-63.58%)
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Q4 2014

FFIV Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 36,997 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 256,330 sh (+46.95%)
Pioneer Investments 1,111,262 sh (+5.80%)
Jim Simons 373,274 sh (+1.83%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 1,401,585 sh (-0.45%)
Columbia Wanger 874,800 sh (-7.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 21,830 sh (-49.77%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 26.40
FFIV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 82.50 vs. FFIV: 26.40 )
FFIV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.05   Max: 72.56
Current: 26.4

19.05
72.56
Forward P/E 16.31
FFIV's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FFIV: 16.31 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.70
FFIV's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 82.40 vs. FFIV: 25.70 )
FFIV' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 19.13   Max: 72.6
Current: 25.7

19.13
72.6
P/B 6.10
FFIV's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. FFIV: 6.10 )
FFIV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2   Max: 10.82
Current: 6.1

2
10.82
P/S 4.88
FFIV's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. FFIV: 4.88 )
FFIV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 12.4
Current: 4.88

2.3
12.4
PFCF 16.00
FFIV's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 326.00 vs. FFIV: 16.00 )
FFIV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.05   Max: 52.82
Current: 16

8.05
52.82
POCF 14.74
FFIV's POCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 34.23 vs. FFIV: 14.74 )
FFIV' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.16   Max: 45.02
Current: 14.74

7.16
45.02
EV-to-EBIT 14.75
FFIV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 48.53 vs. FFIV: 14.75 )
FFIV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.7   Max: 56.7
Current: 14.75

11.7
56.7
PEG 0.89
FFIV's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FFIV: 0.89 )
FFIV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 3.75
Current: 0.89

0.26
3.75
Shiller P/E 37.80
FFIV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FFIV: 37.80 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25   Max: 578.7
Current: 37.8

25
578.7
Current Ratio 1.48
FFIV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 2448 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. FFIV: 1.48 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 5.48
Current: 1.48

1.42
5.48
Quick Ratio 1.44
FFIV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 2448 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. FFIV: 1.44 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 5.42
Current: 1.44

1.39
5.42
Days Inventory 26.52
FFIV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 626.11 vs. FFIV: 26.52 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 7.54   Max: 35.2
Current: 26.52

7.54
35.2
Days Sales Outstanding 52.22
FFIV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 87.27 vs. FFIV: 52.22 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.41   Max: 149.31
Current: 52.22

46.41
149.31

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 10.70
FFIV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. FFIV: 10.70 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 38.64
Current: 10.7

1.61
38.64
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
FFIV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FFIV: 1.20 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 5.37
Current: 1.2

0.77
5.37
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
FFIV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FFIV: 0.80 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 6.83
Current: 0.8

0.18
6.83
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.20
FFIV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 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 higher than
78% of the 2979 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 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) 6.80
FFIV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2598 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. FFIV: 6.80 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 8.6
Current: 6.8

1.8
8.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 27.80
FFIV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 12.01 vs. FFIV: 27.80 )
FFIV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 97.4
Current: 27.8

0.2
97.4

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 1,946 2,181 2,385
EPS($) 6.16 7.13 8.11
EPS without NRI($) 6.16 7.13 8.11

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. 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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