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F5 Networks Inc
NASDAQ: FFIV - USD
SOFTWARE-INFRASTRUCTURE
$204.58
- $3.83 ( - 1.84%)

F5 Networks is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. F5 Networks stocks (FFIV.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $204.33 – an increase of 0.8% over the previous week. F5 Networks employs 6,129 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.5 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy F5 Networks stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted F5 Networks's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, F5 Networks's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $204.58, which is 34.81% up on its pre-crash value of $133.36 and 156.43% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $79.78.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of F5 Networks stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $809.92 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,679.60.

F5 Networks stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of FFIV stocks over time.

F5 Networks stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$204.58
52-week range$116.79 - $216.15
50-day moving average $205.1749
200-day moving average $196.0951
Wall St. target price$232.75
PE ratio 42.8417
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.8

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F5 Networks price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $204.58

1 week (2021-09-09) 0.67%
1 month (2021-08-19) 3.35%
3 months (2021-06-18) 11.48%
6 months (2021-03-19) 2.16%
1 year (2020-09-18) 69.30%
2 years (2019-09-19) 48.03%
3 years (2018-09-19) 5.87%
5 years (2016-09-19) 72.05%

Is F5 Networks under- or over-valued?

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 43x. In other words, F5 Networks stocks trade at around 43x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the stocks or simply that they're over-valued.

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 1.0188. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks 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 stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

F5 Networks's EBITDA

F5 Networks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$528 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 USD$2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.42%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.56%
Return on equity TTM 13.72%
Profit margin 11.76%
Book value $36.355
Market capitalisation USD$12.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell F5 Networks stocks

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There are currently 3.1 million F5 Networks stocks held short by investors – that's known as F5 Networks's "short interest". This figure is 4.8% up from 2.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting F5 Networks stocks can be evaluated.

F5 Networks's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

F5 Networks's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of F5 Networks stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of F5 Networks stocks traded daily (recently around 369231.37724551). F5 Networks's SIR currently stands at 8.35. In other words for every 100,000 F5 Networks stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 8350 stocks are currently held short.

However F5 Networks's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of F5 Networks stocks, or, against the total number of tradable F5 Networks stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case F5 Networks's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 F5 Networks stocks in existence, roughly 50 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0543% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable F5 Networks stocks, roughly 54 stocks are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against F5 Networks.

Find out more about how you can short F5 Networks stock.

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 01/01/2019) 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

F5 Networks Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 13.39
Total ESG percentile 12.32
Environmental score 2.33
Social score 8.46
Governance score 2.26

F5 Networks stock dividends

We're not expecting F5 Networks to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying stocks in our guide.

Have F5 Networks stocks ever split?

F5 Networks stocks were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 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 stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for F5 Networks stocks which in turn could have impacted F5 Networks's stock price.

F5 Networks stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, F5 Networks's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $116.79 up to $216.15. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FFIV.US volatility(beta: 1.05)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while F5 Networks's is 1.0453. This would suggest that F5 Networks's stocks 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 Networks, Inc. provides multi-cloud application services for the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company's multi-cloud application services enable its customers to develop, deploy, operate, secure, and govern applications in any architecture, from on-premises to the public cloud. It offers application delivery controller (ADC) products, including BIG-IP appliances and VIPRION chassis and related software modules and software-only Virtual Editions; Local Traffic Manager and DNS Services; Advanced Firewall Manager and Policy Enforcement Manager that leverage the unique performance characteristics of its hardware and software architecture; Application Security Manager and Access Policy Manager; NGINX Plus and NGINX Controller; Shape Defense and Enterprise Defense; Secure Web Gateway, and Silverline DDoS and Application security offerings; and online fraud and abuse prevention solutions. The company also provides a range of professional services, including consulting, training, installation, maintenance, and other technical support services. F5 Networks, Inc. sells its products to large enterprise businesses, public sector institutions, governments, and service providers through distributors, value-added resellers, managed service providers, and systems integrators in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region. F5 Networks, Inc. has partnerships with public cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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