F5 Networks, Inc (FFIV) is a leading software-infrastructure business based in the US. F5 Networks is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 6,048 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$79.78 - $204.55|
|50-day moving average||$180.5952|
|200-day moving average||$148.021|
|Wall St. target price||$200.8|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.01|
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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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, F5 Networks shares trade at around 41x 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 shares or simply that they're over-valued.
F5 Networks's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0982. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $511.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a F5 Networks's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.67%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.44%|
|Return on equity TTM||15.4%|
|Market capitalisation||$12.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.3 million F5 Networks shares held short by investors – that's known as F5 Networks's "short interest". This figure is 5.6% up from 3.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting F5 Networks shares can be evaluated.
F5 Networks's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of F5 Networks shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of F5 Networks shares traded daily (recently around 567794.64594128). F5 Networks's SIR currently stands at 5.79. In other words for every 100,000 F5 Networks shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5790 shares are currently held short.
However F5 Networks's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of F5 Networks shares, or, against the total number of tradable F5 Networks shares (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 shares (for every 100,000 F5 Networks shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.06% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable F5 Networks shares, roughly 60 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against F5 Networks.
Find out more about how you can short F5 Networks stock.
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.
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.).
Environmental score: 2.33/100
Social score: 8.46/100
Governance score: 2.26/100
|Total ESG score||13.39|
|Total ESG percentile||12.32|
We're not expecting F5 Networks to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
F5 Networks's shares 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 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.
Over the last 12 months, F5 Networks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $79.78 up to $204.55. 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 1.1276. 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, 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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