F5 Networks, Inc. – Company Information

F5 Networks, Inc. is a multinational company that focuses on providing application delivery services. The business, based in Seattle, Washington, is publicly listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the stock ticker symbol ‘FFIV’.

F5’s core technology is a programmable, full-proxy, highly-scalable software platform called TMOS (Traffic Management Operating System).

Its main products are Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), used in network and application security, access management, web acceleration and other network and application services.

The company also provides consulting, training, installation, maintenance and other technical support services.

Its goal is “to lead the industry in providing application and network services that ensure the safe, fast and reliable delivery of applications to any user, anywhere, anytime.”

F5 Networks was established in 1996 under the named F5 Labs. Its first product was BIG-IP, which drove traffic away from a targeted server to other servers that could handle the load. The company went public as F5 Networks on NASDAQ in June, 1999.

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F5 Networks, Inc. – Overview

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  • President and CEO: John McAdam
  • CFO: Andy Reinland
  • Type: Public
  • Industry: Technology
  • Publicly listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market
  • NYSE stock ticker symbol: FFIV
  • S&P 500 Component
  • Revenue: $1.481 billion USD (2013)
  • Net income: $277 million USD (2013)
  • Diluted earnings per share: $3.50 USD (2013)
  • Founded: 1996
  • Employees: 64,000 (2013)
  • Corporate headquarters: 401 Elliott Ave West, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Corporate contact number: (206) 272-5555
  • Website: https://f5.com

F5 Networks, Inc. – Financial Results

Operating data (in $ thousands) 2013 2012
Net revenues $1,481,314 $1,377,247
Cost of net revenues $1,228,267 $1,141,079
Operating expenses $797,449 $714,776
Income from operations $430,818 $426,303
Other income, net $7,274 $5,911
Income before income taxes $438,092 $432,214
Provision for income taxes $160,778 $157,028
Net income $277,314 $275,186
Comprehensive income $273,729 $277,779
Balance sheet data (in $ thousands)
Total assets $2,230,554 $1,911,201
Total long-term liabilities $140,492 $115,772
Total stockholders’ equity $1,538,712 $1,329,400
Cash flow data (in $ thousands)
Net cash provided by operating activities $499,693 $495,437
Net cash used in investing activities $(352,470) $(352,279)
Net cash used in financing activities $(166,318) $(149,231)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $189,693 $211,181
Common share data (in $)
Basic earnings (loss) per common share $3.53 $3.48
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share $3.50 $3.45

Source: “F5 Networks, Inc. 2013 Annual Report FORM 10-K”


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