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F5 Networks, Inc. Message Board

  • ivaderperswader ivaderperswader Mar 13, 2013 5:36 PM Flag

    F5 designs

    Quick Take

    F5 designs and sells application delivery controllers (ADC), a hardware appliance used in data centers. It earned $1.5 billion in revenues in calender year 2012 and earned approximately 83% gross profit and 30% operating margin
    Capex, R&D and SG&A expenditure as a % of gross profit stood at 3%, 15% and 40% respectively
    Application delivery networking accounts for 56% of F5′s revenue; 84% gross margin from the segment
    F5 accounts for more than 25% of the ADN market; its market share can increase to 35%
    Services and file storage virtualization account for 42% and less than 2% of F5′s overall revenue respectively
    F5 Networks (FFIV) designs and sells application delivery controllers, a hardware appliance used in data centers. Its products simplify the management of data centers and delivery of services across diverse resources. Despite a sluggish macro environment, the company closed its fiscal 2012 with $1.38 billion in revenues, marking a 20% increase over 2011. F5 has had consistent operating margins, a solid balance sheet with strong cash generation, and no debt. (Read Q1 2013 Earnings Article: F5′s New Products Will Help Restore Growth Momentum)

    Sentiment: Buy

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