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How to buy F5 Networks stock
Learn how to easily invest in F5 Networks stock.
F5 Networks is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. F5 Networks shares (FFIV) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. F5 Networks employs 7,018 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.7 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- FFIV shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is FFIV stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is FFIV suitable for ethical investing?
- Are FFIV shares over-valued?
- F5 Networks's financials
- How volatile are FFIV shares?
- Does F5 Networks pay a dividend?
- Have FFIV shares ever split?
- Other common questions
F5 Networks stock price (NASDAQ: FFIV)Use our graph to track the performance of FFIV stocks over time.
F5 Networks shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$145.49|
|52-week range||$133.68 - $217.41|
|50-day moving average||$147.23|
|200-day moving average||$157.66|
|Wall St. target price||$172.53|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.38|
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F5 Networks price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-20)||0.58%|
|1 month (2022-12-27)||3.05%|
|3 months (2022-10-27)||4.21%|
|6 months (2022-07-27)||-11.66%|
|1 year (2022-01-26)||-28.15%|
|2 years (2021-01-27)||-27.70%|
|3 years (2020-01-27)||9.64%|
|5 years (2018-01-26)||5.24%|
Is F5 Networks stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing F5 Networks stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of F5 Networks's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
F5 Networks's P/E ratio
F5 Networks's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, F5 Networks shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
F5 Networks's PEG ratio
F5 Networks's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8178. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into F5 Networks's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
F5 Networks's EBITDA
F5 Networks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $533.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a F5 Networks's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
F5 Networks financials
|Revenue TTM||$2.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.5%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.08%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.34%|
|Market capitalisation||$8.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
F5 Networks's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like F5 Networks.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
F5 Networks's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 13.39
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and F5 Networks's overall score of 13.39 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like F5 Networks is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
F5 Networks's environmental score
Environmental score: 2.33/100
F5 Networks's social score
Social score: 8.46/100
F5 Networks's governance score
Governance score: 2.26/100
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||13.39|
|Total ESG percentile||12.32|
F5 Networks share dividends
We're not expecting F5 Networks to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have F5 Networks's shares ever split?
F5 Networks's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 August 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your F5 Networks shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for F5 Networks shares which in turn could have impacted F5 Networks's share price.
F5 Networks share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, F5 Networks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $133.675 up to $217.41. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while F5 Networks's is 1.0813. This would suggest that F5 Networks's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
F5 Networks overview
F5, Inc. provides multi-cloud application security and delivery solutions in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region. The company's multi-cloud application security and delivery solutions enable its customers to develop, deploy, operate, secure, and govern applications in any architecture, from on-premises to the public cloud. It offers application security and delivery products, including BIG-IP appliances and VIPRION chassis and related software modules and software-only Virtual Editions; Application Security Manager and Access Policy Manager; NGINX Plus; Silverline DDoS, and Application security offerings. The company also provides a range of professional services, including consulting, training, installation, maintenance, and other technical support services. F5, Inc. sells its products to large enterprise businesses, public sector institutions, governments, and service providers through distributors, value-added resellers, service providers, systems integrators, and other indirect channel partners.
F5 Networks in the news
F5 to acquire app delivery company Lilac Cloud
F5's Software Business Remain Vulnerable To Supply Chain & Macro Headwinds, Analyst Says Post Q1 Results
F5 Networks' (FFIV) Q1 Earnings Beat, Revenues Miss Estimates
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of F5 Networks is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.424% of F5 Networks shares are held by insiders and 100.971% by institutions. How many people work for F5 Networks?
Latest data suggests 7,018 work at F5 Networks. When does the fiscal year end for F5 Networks?
F5 Networks's fiscal year ends in September. Where is F5 Networks based?
F5 Networks's address is: 801 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States, 98104-1663 What is F5 Networks's ISIN number?
F5 Networks's international securities identification number is: US3156161024 What is F5 Networks's CUSIP number?
F5 Networks's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 315616102
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