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F5 Networks Piotroski F-Score

: 6 (As of Today)
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The zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 7, 8, 9
Bad or low score = 0, 1, 2, 3

F5 Networks has an F-score of 6 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

NAS:FFIV' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3   Max: 9
Current: 6

3
9

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of F5 Networks was 9. The lowest was 3. And the median was 7.


F5 Networks Piotroski F-Score Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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F5 Networks Annual Data
Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Piotroski F-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 7.00 9.00 6.00 7.00 7.00

F5 Networks Quarterly Data
Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19
Piotroski F-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.00 7.00 9.00 8.00 6.00

Competitive Comparison
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F5 Networks Piotroski F-Score Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where F5 Networks's Piotroski F-Score falls into.


How is the Piotroski F-Score calculated?

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

This Year (Jun19) TTM:Last Year (Jun18) TTM:
Net Income was 132.881 + 130.905 + 116.087 + 85.905 = $466 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 204.305 + 197.858 + 193.552 + 150.345 = $746 Mil.
Revenue was 562.709 + 543.77 + 544.895 + 563.394 = $2,215 Mil.
Gross Profit was 469.269 + 457.056 + 456.717 + 472.627 = $1,856 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Jun18)
to the end of this year (Jun19) was
(2561.066 + 2605.476 + 2891.896 + 2990.236 + 3177.275) / 5 = $2845.1898 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Jun18) was $2,561 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,505 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,072 Mil.
Net Income was 135.743 + 88.429 + 109.636 + 122.743 = $457 Mil.

Revenue was 537.998 + 523.191 + 533.304 + 542.203 = $2,137 Mil.
Gross Profit was 447.457 + 435.804 + 443.659 + 451.194 = $1,778 Mil.
Average Net Income from the begining of last year (Jun17)
to the end of last year (Jun18) was
(2418.572 + 2476.489 + 2493.739 + 2517.146 + 2561.066) / 5 = $2493.4024 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Jun17) was $2,419 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,469 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $944 Mil.

Profitability

Question 1. Return on Assets (ROA)

Net income before extraordinary items for the year divided by Total Assets at the beginning of the year.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

F5 Networks's current Net Income (TTM) was 466. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Question 2. Cash Flow Return on Assets (CFROA)

Net cash flow from operating activities (operating cash flow) divided by Total Assets at the beginning of the year.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

F5 Networks's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 746. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Question 3. Change in Return on Assets

Compare this year's return on assets (1) to last year's return on assets.

Score 1 if it's higher, 0 if it's lower.

ROA (This Year)=Net Income/Total Assets(Jun18)
=465.778/2561.066
=0.1818688

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets(Jun17)
=456.551/2418.572
=0.18876883

F5 Networks's return on assets of this year was 0.1818688. F5 Networks's return on assets of last year was 0.18876883. ==> Last year is higher ==> Score 0.

Question 4. Quality of Earnings (Accrual)

Compare Cash flow return on assets (2) to return on assets (1)

Score 1 if CFROA > ROA, 0 if CFROA <= ROA.

F5 Networks's current Net Income (TTM) was 466. F5 Networks's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 746. ==> 746 > 466 ==> CFROA > ROA ==> Score 1.

Funding

Question 5. Change in Gearing or Leverage

Compare this year's gearing (long-term debt divided by average total assets) to last year's gearing.

Score 0 if this year's gearing is higher, 1 otherwise.

F5 Networks's gearing of this year was 0. F5 Networks's gearing of last year was 0. ==> This year is lower or equal to last year. ==> Score 1.

Question 6. Change in Working Capital (Liquidity)

Compare this year's current ratio (current assets divided by current liabilities) to last year's current ratio.

Score 1 if this year's current ratio is higher, 0 if it's lower

Current Ratio (This Year: Jun19)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1504.901/1072.066
=1.40373914

Current Ratio (Last Year: Jun18)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1469.05/943.925
=1.55632068

F5 Networks's current ratio of this year was 1.40373914. F5 Networks's current ratio of last year was 1.55632068. ==> Last year's current ratio is higher ==> Score 0.

Question 7. Change in Shares in Issue

Compare the number of shares in issue this year, to the number in issue last year.

Score 0 if there is larger number of shares in issue this year, 1 otherwise.

F5 Networks's number of shares in issue this year was 60.2. F5 Networks's number of shares in issue last year was 61.6. ==> There is smaller number of shares in issue this year, or the same. ==> Score 1.

Efficiency

Question 8. Change in Gross Margin

Compare this year's gross margin (Gross Profit divided by sales) to last year's.

Score 1 if this year's gross margin is higher, 0 if it's lower.

Gross Margin (This Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=1855.669/2214.768
=0.83786157

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=1778.114/2136.696
=0.83217922

F5 Networks's gross margin of this year was 0.83786157. F5 Networks's gross margin of last year was 0.83217922. ==> This year's gross margin is higher. ==> Score 1.

Question 9. Change in asset turnover

Compare this year's asset turnover (total sales for the year divided by total assets at the beginning of the year) to last year's asset turnover ratio.

Score 1 if this year's asset turnover ratio is higher, 0 if it's lower

Asset Turnover (This Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the Beginning of This Year (Jun18)
=2214.768/2561.066
=0.86478365

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Jun17)
=2136.696/2418.572
=0.88345354

F5 Networks's asset turnover of this year was 0.86478365. F5 Networks's asset turnover of last year was 0.88345354. ==> Last year's asset turnover is higher ==> Score 0.

Evaluation

Piotroski F-Score= Que. 1+ Que. 2+ Que. 3+Que. 4+Que. 5+Que. 6+Que. 7+Que. 8+Que. 9
=1+1+0+1+1+0+1+1+0
=6

Good or high score = 7, 8, 9
Bad or low score = 0, 1, 2, 3

F5 Networks has an F-score of 6 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

F5 Networks  (NAS:FFIV) Piotroski F-Score Explanation

The developer of the system is Joseph D. Piotroski is relatively unknown accounting professor who shuns publicity and rarely gives interviews.

He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in accounting in 1989, received an M.B.A. from Indiana University in 1994. Five years later, in 1999, after earning a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Michigan, he became an associate professor of accounting at the University of Chicago.

In 2000, he wrote a research paper called "Value Investing: The Use of Historical Financial Statement Information to Separate Winners from Losers" (pdf).

He wanted to see if he can develop a system (using a simple nine-point scoring system) that can increase the returns of a strategy of investing in low price to book (referred to in the paper as high book to market) value companies.

What he found was something that exceeded his most optimistic expectations.

Buying only those companies that scored highest (8 or 9) on his nine-point scale, or F-Score as he called it, over the 20 year period from 1976 to 1996 led to an average out-performance over the market of 13.4%.

Even more impressive were the results of a strategy of investing in the highest F-Score companies (8 or 9) and shorting companies with the lowest F-Score (0 or 1).

Over the same period from 1976 to 1996 (20 years) this strategy led to an average yearly return of 23%, substantially outperforming the average S&P 500 index return of 15.83% over the same period.


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