Company profile

François Locoh-Donou
Incorporated in
Fiscal year end
Former names
F5 Networks Inc
IRS number

FFIV stock data

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Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Dec 19 Sep 19 Jun 19 Mar 19
Revenue 569.31M 590.39M 563.39M 544.9M
Net income 98.53M 94.84M 85.91M 116.09M
Diluted EPS 1.62 1.57 1.43 1.93
Net profit margin 17.31% 16.06% 15.25% 21.30%
Operating income 122.34M 114.71M 102.74M 142.79M
Net change in cash 136.24M -89.13M -38.31M 246.54M
Cash on hand 735.46M 599.22M 688.35M 726.66M
Cost of revenue 88.64M 90.92M 90.77M 88.18M
Annual (USD) Sep 19 Sep 18 Sep 17 Sep 16
Revenue 2.24B 2.16B 2.09B 2B
Net income 427.73M 453.69M 420.76M 365.86M
Diluted EPS 7.08 7.32 6.5 5.38
Net profit margin 19.07% 20.99% 20.13% 18.34%
Operating income 518.46M 590.9M 563.96M 547.38M
Net change in cash 174.51M -248.52M 158.66M 124.11M
Cash on hand 599.22M 424.71M 673.23M 514.57M
Cost of revenue 356.58M 361.48M 353.49M 337.21M

Financial data from F5 Networks earnings reports

91.1% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 493 493
Opened positions 69 43 +60.5%
Closed positions 69 56 +23.2%
Increased positions 185 167 +10.8%
Reduced positions 169 199 -15.1%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 88.53B 99.14B -10.7%
Total shares 55.4M 54.86M +1.0%
Total puts 506.73K 426.83K +18.7%
Total calls 557.1K 507.3K +9.8%
Total put/call ratio 0.9 0.8 +8.1%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
Vanguard 6.79M $947.77M +1.5%
BLK BlackRock 4.84M $675.92M -13.4%
STT State Street 3.06M $427.79M -0.6%
Renaissance Technologies 2.87M $400.15M +24.8%
Wellington Management 1.86M $259.21M -1.4%
Citadel Advisors 1.67M $232.88M -17.7%
Aqr Capital Management 1.54M $215.56M -21.0%
Geode Capital Management 1.15M $159.92M +3.5%
Alliancebernstein 1.1M $154.09M +0.6%
BK Bank Of New York Mellon 984.32K $137.46M +2.2%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
BLK BlackRock 4.84M -751.27K -13.4%
Renaissance Technologies 2.87M +569.2K +24.8%
American Century Companies 555.04K +555.04K NEW
Merian Global Investors 334.33K -452.62K -57.5%
AMP Ameriprise Financial 895.72K +437.76K +95.6%
Aqr Capital Management 1.54M -410.58K -21.0%
FIL 447.9K +370.95K +482.1%
Citadel Advisors 1.67M -358.71K -17.7%
Ensign Peak Advisors 346.48K +346.48K NEW
Balyasny Asset Management 283.33K +264K +1365.9%

Financial report summary

  • Our business could be adversely impacted by conditions affecting the information technology market
  • Cloud-based computing trends present competitive and execution risks
  • Industry consolidation may result in increased competition
  • We may not be able to compete effectively in the emerging application services market
  • Our success depends on our timely development of new products and features, market acceptance of new product offerings and proper management of the timing of the life cycle of our products
  • Our success depends on sales and continued innovation of our Application Delivery Controller and Application Security product lines
  • Security vulnerabilities in our IT systems or products as well as unforeseen product errors could have a material adverse impact on our business results of operations, financial condition and reputation
  • We are dependent on various information technology systems, and failures of or interruptions to those systems could harm our business
  • Our failure to adequately protect personal information could have a material adverse effect on our business
  • Our success depends on our key personnel and our ability to hire, retain and motivate qualified executives, sales and marketing, operations, product development and professional services personnel
  • The average selling price of our products may decrease and our costs may increase, which may negatively impact revenues and profits
  • Our business may be harmed if our contract manufacturers are not able to provide us with adequate supplies of our products or if a single source of hardware assembly is lost or impaired
  • Our business could suffer if there are any interruptions or delays in the supply of hardware components from our third-party sources
  • It is difficult to predict our future operating results because we have an unpredictable sales cycle
  • We may not be able to sustain or develop new distribution relationships, and a reduction or delay in sales to significant distribution partners could hurt our business
  • A portion of our revenue is generated by sales to government entities, which are subject to a number of challenges and risks
  • Misuse of our products could harm our reputation
  • Our quarterly and annual operating results may fluctuate in future periods, which may cause our stock price to fluctuate
  • Reliance on shipments at the end of the quarter could cause our revenue for the applicable period to fall below expected levels
  • Changes in financial accounting standards may cause adverse unexpected revenue fluctuations and affect our reported results of operations
  • If we are unable to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting, the accuracy and timeliness of our financial reporting may be adversely affected
  • We may have exposure to greater than anticipated tax liabilities
  • We are subject to governmental export and import controls that could subject us to liability or impair our ability to compete in international markets
  • We may not be able to adequately protect our intellectual property, and our products may infringe on the intellectual property rights of third parties
  • Our operating results are exposed to risks associated with international commerce
  • We are exposed to fluctuations in currency exchange rates, which could negatively affect our financial condition and results of operations
  • Changes in governmental regulations could negatively affect our revenues
  • Acquisitions present many risks and we may not realize the financial and strategic goals that are contemplated at the time of the transaction
  • Anti-takeover provisions could make it more difficult for a third party to acquire us
  • Our stock price could be volatile, particularly during times of economic uncertainty and volatility in domestic and international stock markets
  • If securities or industry analysts publish inaccurate or unfavorable research about our business, or discontinue publishing research about our business, the price and trading volume of our securities could decline
  • We face risks associated with having operations and employees located in Israel
  • Our business is subject to the risks of earthquakes, fire, power outages, floods, and other catastrophic events, and to interruption by man-made problems such as terrorism
  • In addition to other risks listed in this “Risk Factors” section, factors that may affect our operating results include, but are not limited to:
Management Discussion
  • Net revenues. Total net revenues increased 4.7% for the three months ended December 31, 2019, from the comparable period in the prior year. Overall revenue growth for the three months ended December 31, 2019, was primarily due to increased software revenue including our subscription-based products and increased service revenues as a result of our increased installed base of products. International revenues represented 51.6% of total net revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2019, compared to 51.3% for the same period in the prior year.
  • Net product revenues remained relatively flat for the three months ended December 31, 2019, from the comparable period in the prior year.
  • Net service revenues increased 8.0% for the three months ended December 31, 2019, from the comparable period in the prior year. The increase in net service revenues was primarily due to increases in the purchase or renewal of maintenance contracts driven by additions to our installed base of products.
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