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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
FFIV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 1757 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 20.60 vs. FFIV: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: N/A  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

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N/A
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.59
FFIV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 1551 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. FFIV: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.59
0.59
0.87
Interest Coverage No Debt
FFIV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. FFIV: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 8.69
M-Score: -3.17
WACC vs ROIC
14.88%
52.41%
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 : 10/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 29.34
FFIV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. FFIV: 29.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -73.86  Med: 18.67 Max: 30.95
Current: 29.34
-73.86
30.95
Net-margin (%) 19.22
FFIV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. FFIV: 19.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -75.68  Med: 14.65 Max: 21.22
Current: 19.22
-75.68
21.22
ROE (%) 26.72
FFIV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. FFIV: 26.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FFIV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.44  Med: 12.24 Max: 22.89
Current: 26.72
-33.44
22.89
ROA (%) 16.33
FFIV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1765 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. FFIV: 16.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FFIV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.92  Med: 10.43 Max: 16.52
Current: 16.33
-24.92
16.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 793.47
FFIV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1740 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.13 vs. FFIV: 793.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FFIV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -250  Med: 291.08 Max: 853.66
Current: 793.47
-250
853.66
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 17.20
FFIV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1300 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FFIV: 17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.4  Med: 20.30 Max: 81
Current: 17.2
-3.4
81
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.80
FFIV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. FFIV: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FFIV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.5  Med: 24.05 Max: 93.4
Current: 15.8
-23.5
93.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.40
FFIV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. FFIV: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FFIV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -35.6  Med: 22.15 Max: 115.4
Current: 11.4
-35.6
115.4
» FFIV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Ray Dalio 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)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 1,401,585 sh (-0.45%)
Columbia Wanger 874,800 sh (-7.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 21,830 sh (-49.77%)
» More
Q1 2015

FFIV Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Lee Ainslie 2,210 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 141,998 sh (+550.47%)
Ray Dalio 53,297 sh (+44.06%)
Pioneer Investments 1,231,635 sh (+10.83%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,541,710 sh (+10.00%)
Columbia Wanger 914,800 sh (+4.57%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Jim Simons 305,100 sh (-18.26%)
Jeremy Grantham 198,884 sh (-22.41%)
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F5 Networks: Good Fundamentals, Good Prospects
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 36.13
FFIV's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 26.80 vs. FFIV: 36.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FFIV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.05  Med: 33.68 Max: 72.56
Current: 36.13
19.05
72.56
Forward P/E 18.02
FFIV's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
55% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. FFIV: 18.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 35.90
FFIV's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 26.80 vs. FFIV: 35.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FFIV' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 19.13  Med: 33.80 Max: 72.6
Current: 35.9
19.13
72.6
P/B 7.05
FFIV's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. FFIV: 7.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FFIV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.98  Med: 4.80 Max: 10.82
Current: 7.05
1.98
10.82
P/S 5.12
FFIV's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. FFIV: 5.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FFIV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 5.80 Max: 12.4
Current: 5.12
2.3
12.4
PFCF 15.66
FFIV's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.94 vs. FFIV: 15.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FFIV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.05  Med: 18.74 Max: 52.82
Current: 15.66
8.05
52.82
POCF 14.37
FFIV's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.42 vs. FFIV: 14.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FFIV' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.16  Med: 17.37 Max: 45.02
Current: 14.37
7.16
45.02
EV-to-EBIT 15.49
FFIV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. FFIV: 15.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FFIV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.7  Med: 22.65 Max: 56.7
Current: 15.49
11.7
56.7
PEG 1.24
FFIV's PEG is ranked higher than
68% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. FFIV: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FFIV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.99 Max: 3.75
Current: 1.24
0.26
3.75
Shiller P/E 40.23
FFIV's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 31.09 vs. FFIV: 40.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25  Med: 55.98 Max: 578.7
Current: 40.23
25
578.7
Current Ratio 1.65
FFIV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. FFIV: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.42  Med: 2.63 Max: 5.48
Current: 1.65
1.42
5.48
Quick Ratio 1.61
FFIV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. FFIV: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.45 Max: 5.42
Current: 1.61
1.39
5.42
Days Inventory 29.81
FFIV's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
63% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. FFIV: 29.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 7.54  Med: 25.56 Max: 35.2
Current: 29.81
7.54
35.2
Days Sales Outstanding 50.58
FFIV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 68.91 vs. FFIV: 50.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.41  Med: 58.12 Max: 149.31
Current: 50.58
46.41
149.31

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 37.27
FFIV's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
239% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. FFIV: 37.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.62  Med: 14.76 Max: 64.91
Current: 37.27
2.62
64.91
Price/Tangible Book 12.09
FFIV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
80% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. FFIV: 12.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.62  Med: 5.81 Max: 38.64
Current: 12.09
1.62
38.64
Price/Projected FCF 1.23
FFIV's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
314% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. FFIV: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.64 Max: 5.24
Current: 1.23
0.77
5.24
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.98
FFIV's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
70% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. FFIV: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.88
FFIV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
160% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FFIV: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.97 Max: 6.88
Current: 0.88
0.18
6.88
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.95
FFIV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
778% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. FFIV: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.39 Max: 4.31
Current: 1.95
0.81
4.31
Price/Graham Number 3.72
FFIV's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
293% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. FFIV: 3.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.64  Med: 3.27 Max: 38
Current: 3.72
1.64
38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.45
FFIV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1696 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. FFIV: 6.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.8  Med: 4.40 Max: 8.6
Current: 6.45
1.8
8.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 23.17
FFIV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.78 vs. FFIV: 23.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FFIV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 27.90 Max: 97.4
Current: 23.17
0.3
97.4

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 1,928 2,133 2,277
EPS($) 5.71 7.28 8.21
EPS without NRI($) 5.71 7.28 8.21

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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