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07/24/14 - $117.77
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$3.82
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74.4M
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F5 Networks, Inc. develops, markets, and sells application delivery networking products that optimize the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company offers Local Traffic Manager, which provides intelligent load-balancing and traffic management; Global Traffic Manager that automatically directs users to the closest or best-performing data center; Access Policy Manager, which provides secure, granular, and context-aware access to networks and applications; and Application Security Manager, an application firewall. It also provides Link Controller that monitors the health and availability of each connection in organizations with more than one Internet service provider; Advanced Firewall Manager to guard data centers against incoming threats; Application Acceleration Manager, which combines the application delivery features available in WAN optimization manager and WebAccelerator; and Policy Enforcement Manager that offers traffic classification capabilities to identify the specific applications and services to service providers. In addition, the company offers fraud detection and prevention software; BIG-IP application delivery controllers; VIPRION chassis-based systems; BIG-IP Edge Gateway, a remote access product that provides context-aware, policy controlled, and remote access to applications at LAN speed; and Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller for diameter signaling and routing. Further, it provides Enterprise Manager 4000, which allows customers to discover and view its products in a single window; and ARX product family, a series of enterprise-class intelligent file virtualization devices. The company sells its products to enterprise customers and service providers through distributors, value-added resellers, and systems integrators in the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, and the Asia Pacific. F5 Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

3,356 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/22/13
Founded in 1996

f5 networks inc (FFIV) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Execut...
Total Annual Compensation: $817.6K
Chief Finance Officer and Executive Vice Pres...
Total Annual Compensation: $363.3K
Executive Vice President of Business Operatio...
Total Annual Compensation: $389.4K
Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $491.1K
Executive Vice President of Strategic Solutio...
Total Annual Compensation: $347.1K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

f5 networks inc (FFIV) Key Developments

F5 Networks, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended June 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2014

F5 Networks, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total net revenues were $440,285,000 compared to $370,302,000 for the same period a year ago. Income from operations was $126,079,000 compared to $104,077,000 for the same period a year ago. Income before income taxes was $127,272,000 compared to $106,951,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income was $79,473,000 compared to $68,178,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income per diluted share was $1.05 compared to $0.86 for the same period a year ago. Net diluted income excluding stock-based compensation and amortization of purchased intangible assets (non-GAAP) was $104,566,000 or $1.39 per diluted share compared to $88,421,000 or $1.12 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Capital expenditures for the quarter were $5.5 million. Cash flow from operations was $138 million. For the nine months, the company reported total net revenues were $1,266,780,000 compared to $1,085,985,000 for the same period a year ago. Income from operations was $346,076,000 compared to $305,637,000 for the same period a year ago. Income before income taxes was $347,538,000 compared to $312,179,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income was $217,162,000 compared to $201,083,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income per diluted share was $2.84 compared to $2.54 for the same period a year ago. Net diluted income excluding stock-based compensation and amortization of purchased intangible assets (non-GAAP) was $296,226,000 or $3.87 per diluted share compared to $263,786,000 or $3.33 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $379,127,000 compared to $351,698,000 for the same period a year ago. Purchases of investments $387,147,000 compared to $744,557,000 for the same period a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were $15,636,000 compared to $21,434,000 for the same period a year ago. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, the company has set a revenue goal of $453 million to $463 million with a GAAP earnings target of $1.15 to $1.18 per diluted share and a non-GAAP earnings target of $1.46 to $1.49 per diluted share. Net income expected to be in the range of $86.4 million to $88.7 million, amortization of purchased intangible assets expected to be $3.2 million and non-GAAP net income excluding stock-based compensation expense and amortization of purchased intangible assets expected to be in the range of $109.4 million to $111.8 million for the same period a year ago. GAAP effective tax rate expected to be 38% and a non-GAAP effective tax rate expected to be 35.5%. It believed cash flow from operations will be at or around $150 million. GAAP gross margin is anticipated to remain in the 82% range, including approximately $3.5 million of stock-based compensation expense and $2.7 million in amortization of purchased intangible assets. Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be at or around 83.5%.

F5 Networks Announces New Sales and Technical Sales Accreditation Programs

F5 Networks announced new Sales and Technical Sales Accreditation programs. This introduction is the latest in an ongoing series of projects to provide F5 partners with the tools and skills needed to offer differentiated application delivery solutions and services to customers. With the launch of F5's Synthesis architectural vision--and as F5's relevance across security, cloud, and mobility topics rapidly grows--partner enablement becomes even more crucial. The new programs help partners effectively articulate the unique value that F5 solutions deliver to enable transformative application services in data center and cloud environments. Dedicated F5 Sales Accreditation and F5 Technical Sales Accreditation materials are available online to partners at F5 University and accessible via the company's Partner Resource Center. Clear differentiation with F5 solutions -- Channel partners can deliver the full benefits of the F5 platform to joint customers, with F5 technologies providing strategic points of control throughout the application delivery infrastructure. Unified F5 Synthesis architectural approach -- Updated materials focus on organizations' current IT initiatives and emerging business challenges in the context of F5's comprehensive Synthesis framework. Full understanding of Software Defined Application Services -- Partners will be able to better articulate how F5 technologies and SDAS help future-proof customers' networks with flexible, automated, and programmable solutions. F5's growing technology partner ecosystem -- New offerings reinforce the critical role channel partners play in integrating F5 solutions with major customer IT initiatives, such as Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, and Oracle deployments, to achieve faster performance, improved security, and better availability.

HOSTING Adopts LineRate Platform to Deliver New Virtualized Cloud Services

F5 Networks announced that HOSTING has adopted the F5(R) LineRate(R) application proxy software for its new virtualized cloud services offerings. Using LineRate, HOSTING can now offer customized enterprise-class cloud traffic management services, differentiated by higher service level agreements, the ability to scale elastically, and more customer control over IT budgets via LineRate's convenient pay-as-you-use model. By basing its offerings on LineRate, HOSTING is able to deliver a highly customized, single-tenant cloud solution in a virtualized environment, with a subscription pricing model that helps mid-sized companies better manage their IT budget. Working directly with LineRate, HOSTING leveraged the native REST API to build out the rich feature set its customers require, delivered as part of LineRate's secure, fault-tolerant, and reliable software architecture. LineRate's technology seamlessly integrates with the HOSTING Customer Portal and dashboard. Within the portal, customers can monitor traffic, add and remove servers, as well as reroute users intelligently to perform maintenance and upgrades all with zero downtime.

 

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