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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
FFIV's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1913 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.63 vs. FFIV: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FFIV' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
N/A
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.50
FFIV's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. FFIV: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FFIV' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.5
0.5
0.87
Interest Coverage No Debt
FFIV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 147.63 vs. FFIV: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FFIV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 9
Altman Z-Score: 6.72
Beneish M-Score: -3.18
WACC vs ROIC
8.63%
130.26%
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 % 28.09
FFIV's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
93% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. FFIV: 28.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FFIV' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.28  Med: 27.97 Max: 30.95
Current: 28.09
15.28
30.95
Net Margin % 18.87
FFIV's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. FFIV: 18.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FFIV' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.43  Med: 18.16 Max: 20.96
Current: 18.87
11.43
20.96
ROE % 32.71
FFIV's ROE % is ranked higher than
91% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.71 vs. FFIV: 32.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FFIV' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.99  Med: 20.37 Max: 29.25
Current: 32.71
9.99
29.25
ROA % 16.75
FFIV's ROA % is ranked higher than
90% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. FFIV: 16.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FFIV' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.89  Med: 13.75 Max: 16.47
Current: 16.75
7.89
16.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 480.19
FFIV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
92% of the 1889 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.72 vs. FFIV: 480.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FFIV' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 237.65  Med: 652.64 Max: 853.66
Current: 480.19
237.65
853.66
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 16.20
FFIV's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. FFIV: 16.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FFIV' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.3  Med: 19.8 Max: 80.7
Current: 16.2
-3.3
80.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 14.30
FFIV's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. FFIV: 14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
FFIV' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.6  Med: 19.9 Max: 91.7
Current: 14.3
-22.6
91.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 15.40
FFIV's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. FFIV: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
FFIV' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.6  Med: 18.1 Max: 171.4
Current: 15.4
-48.6
171.4
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

FFIV Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt 104,837 sh (+12.01%)
Jim Simons 1,518,074 sh (+11.36%)
Ken Fisher 7,986 sh (+3.92%)
Jeremy Grantham 90,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 1,525,905 sh (-0.40%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,384 sh (-0.91%)
Ray Dalio 73,910 sh (-15.49%)
Jeremy Grantham 91,496 sh (-44.68%)
PRIMECAP Management 120,275 sh (-73.86%)
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Q4 2016

FFIV Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Lee Ainslie 22,670 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 116,084 sh (+26.87%)
Jim Simons 1,804,874 sh (+18.89%)
Jeremy Grantham 190,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 1,525,332 sh (-0.04%)
Ken Fisher 7,783 sh (-2.54%)
Joel Greenblatt 97,179 sh (-7.30%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,090 sh (-55.99%)
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Q1 2017

FFIV Guru Trades in Q1 2017

John Hussman 35,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 2,800 sh (New)
George Soros 2,700 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 130,257 sh (+12.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 99,568 sh (+2.46%)
First Eagle Investment 1,548,995 sh (+1.55%)
Ken Fisher 7,783 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 100,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,645,174 sh (-8.85%)
Lee Ainslie 19,850 sh (-12.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,700 sh (-78.99%)
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Q2 2017

FFIV Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Ken Fisher 7,783 sh (unchged)
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure    NAICS: 541511    SIC: 7371
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Traded in other countries:FFV.Germany, FFIV.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
F5 Networks Inc provides software-defined application services designed to ensure that applications delivered over Internet Protocol networks are available to any user, anywhere, anytime, on any device and on any network.

F5 Networks provides products that govern traffic flows between on-premise applications and external users and services. In addition, the company provides numerous security solutions geared toward its existing user base. The company is a recognized market leader in application delivery controller equipment in the U.S. and around the world. The North American market represents approximately 50% of the company's revenue, EMEA 23%, and APAC 15%.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 21.63
FFIV's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1246 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 26.61 vs. FFIV: 21.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
FFIV' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.19  Med: 29.6 Max: 72.6
Current: 21.63
17.19
72.6
Forward PE Ratio 14.04
FFIV's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. FFIV: 14.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 21.63
FFIV's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
62% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 26.89 vs. FFIV: 21.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
FFIV' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.19  Med: 29.4 Max: 72.6
Current: 21.63
17.19
72.6
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 15.70
FFIV's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
74% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.49 vs. FFIV: 15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
FFIV' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.13  Med: 21.94 Max: 48.77
Current: 15.7
11.13
48.77
PB Ratio 6.88
FFIV's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 1749 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. FFIV: 6.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FFIV' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.98  Med: 5.67 Max: 10.83
Current: 6.88
1.98
10.83
PS Ratio 4.09
FFIV's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 1786 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. FFIV: 4.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FFIV' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 5.08 Max: 12.4
Current: 4.09
2.3
12.4
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.40
FFIV's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
83% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.12 vs. FFIV: 12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
FFIV' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.07  Med: 16.42 Max: 36.31
Current: 12.4
8.07
36.31
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 11.34
FFIV's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
73% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. FFIV: 11.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
FFIV' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.13  Med: 15.32 Max: 34.86
Current: 11.34
7.13
34.86
EV-to-EBIT 12.45
FFIV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.76 vs. FFIV: 12.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FFIV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.7  Med: 17.6 Max: 46
Current: 12.45
9.7
46
EV-to-EBITDA 11.30
FFIV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
63% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 14.91 vs. FFIV: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FFIV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.8  Med: 15.9 Max: 41.7
Current: 11.3
8.8
41.7
PEG Ratio 1.54
FFIV's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. FFIV: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
FFIV' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.11 Max: 3.72
Current: 1.54
0.26
3.72
Shiller PE Ratio 38.03
FFIV's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 38.11 vs. FFIV: 38.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
FFIV' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.02  Med: 59.82 Max: 221.38
Current: 38.03
33.02
221.38
Current Ratio 1.58
FFIV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. FFIV: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FFIV' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.42  Med: 2.35 Max: 5.48
Current: 1.58
1.42
5.48
Quick Ratio 1.54
FFIV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. FFIV: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FFIV' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.2 Max: 5.42
Current: 1.54
1.39
5.42
Days Inventory 36.08
FFIV's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
66% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.93 vs. FFIV: 36.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FFIV' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.35  Med: 28.68 Max: 36.68
Current: 36.08
25.35
36.68
Days Sales Outstanding 52.17
FFIV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 66.73 vs. FFIV: 52.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FFIV' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.41  Med: 51.78 Max: 63.72
Current: 52.17
46.41
63.72
Days Payable 50.40
FFIV's Days Payable is ranked higher than
55% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 44.68 vs. FFIV: 50.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FFIV' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.07  Med: 49.93 Max: 78.74
Current: 50.4
32.07
78.74

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.80
FFIV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. FFIV: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FFIV' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.6  Med: -0.4 Max: 5.8
Current: 5.8
-59.6
5.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 33.66
FFIV's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. FFIV: 33.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
FFIV' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.62  Med: 16.86 Max: 64.91
Current: 33.66
2.62
64.91
Price-to-Tangible-Book 12.94
FFIV's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 1460 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. FFIV: 12.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FFIV' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.62  Med: 6.23 Max: 38.59
Current: 12.94
1.62
38.59
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.91
FFIV's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. FFIV: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FFIV' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.44 Max: 5.3
Current: 0.91
0.77
5.3
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 0.76
FFIV's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
89% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. FFIV: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.80
FFIV's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1679 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. FFIV: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FFIV' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.03 Max: 6.82
Current: 0.8
0.2
6.82
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.66
FFIV's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. FFIV: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
FFIV' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.36 Max: 4.31
Current: 1.66
0.81
4.31
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.53
FFIV's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. FFIV: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
FFIV' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 3.36 Max: 53.77
Current: 3.53
1.67
53.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 8.03
FFIV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
80% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. FFIV: 8.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FFIV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 5.7 Max: 10.3
Current: 8.03
2.2
10.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 19.08
FFIV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 vs. FFIV: 19.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
FFIV' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 29.1 Max: 97.4
Current: 19.08
1.7
97.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,056.08
EPS (TTM) $ 5.87
Beta1.06
Short Percentage of Float5.47%
52-Week Range $114.45 - 149.50
Shares Outstanding (Mil)64.70

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 2,108 2,226 2,315
EPS ($) 8.15 8.99 9.37
EPS without NRI ($) 8.15 8.99 9.37
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
7.48%
Dividends per Share ($)
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