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Reasons Why I Like F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ:FFIV)

Julian Fleming

Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ:FFIV), there’s is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong track record of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on F5 Networks here.

Outstanding track record with flawless balance sheet

Over the past year, FFIV has grown its earnings by 15.9%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. This strong performance generated a robust double-digit return on equity of 36.1%, which is what investors like to see! FFIV’s strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This implies that FFIV manages its cash and cost levels well, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. FFIV currently has no debt on its balance sheet. It has only utilized funding from its equity capital to run the business, which is rather impressive for a US$11.46b market cap company. Investors’ risk associated with debt is virtually non-existent and the company has plenty of headroom to grow debt in the future, should the need arise.

NasdaqGS:FFIV Income Statement Export August 29th 18

Next Steps:

For F5 Networks, I’ve put together three relevant aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for FFIV’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for FFIV’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is FFIV worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether FFIV is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of FFIV? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.