F5 Networks Inc. Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (FFIV)
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- FFIV's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 15.2%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
- FFIV has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. To add to this, FFIV has a quick ratio of 1.54, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $148.56 million or 22.27% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -15.01%.
- F5 NETWORKS INC's earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, F5 NETWORKS INC increased its bottom line by earning $3.45 versus $2.97 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.96 versus $3.45).
- The gross profit margin for F5 NETWORKS INC is currently very high, coming in at 85.50%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 18.70% trails the industry average.
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