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F5 Networks Announces Results For First Quarter Of Fiscal 2013

“As these and other new products enter the market over the next two quarters, we believe they will have a positive impact on our product revenue and continue to expand our addressable market,” McAdam said.

F5 added 95 employees during the quarter and achieved a non-GAAP operating margin of 37.4 percent. The company also continued to strengthen its financial position, generating $145 million in cash from operations. After repurchasing 555,243 shares of outstanding common stock the company ended the quarter with $1.29 billion in cash and investments.

For the current quarter, ending March 31, management has set a revenue goal of $370 million to $380 million with a GAAP earnings target of $0.93 to $0.96 per diluted share and a non-GAAP earnings target of $1.21 to $1.24 per diluted share.

A reconciliation of the company’s expected GAAP and non-GAAP earnings is provided in the following table:

       

 

Three months ended

March 31, 2013

         

 

Reconciliation of Expected Non-GAAP Second Quarter Earnings

       

Low

 

   

 

High

 
Net income $ 74.0 $ 76.4
Stock-based compensation expense $ 28.5 $ 28.5
Amortization of purchased intangible assets $ 1.0

$

1.0

Tax effects related to above items

($

 

7.5

)

($

7.5 )

Non-GAAP net income excluding stock-based compensation expense and amortization of purchased intangible assets

$   96.0  

 

$

98.4

 
Net income per share - diluted $  

0.9

3

$

0.9

6

Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted $  

1.2

1

$

   1.2

4

 

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps organizations meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications—in the data center, the network, and the cloud. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5’s Intelligent Services Platform to deliver and protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected. Learn more at www.f5.com.

You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technology. For a complete listing of F5 community sites, please visit www.f5.com/news-press-events/web-media/community.html.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release concerning the continuing strength of F5’s business, sequential growth, the target revenue and earnings range, share amount and share price assumptions, demand for application delivery networking and storage virtualization products and other statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions and other factors that, if they do not fully materialize or prove correct, could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: customer acceptance of our new traffic management, security, application delivery, WAN optimization and storage virtualization offerings; the timely development, introduction and acceptance of additional new products and features by F5 or its competitors; competitive pricing pressures; increased sales discounts; uncertain global economic conditions which may result in reduced customer demand for our products and services and changes in customer payment patterns; F5’s ability to sustain, develop and effectively utilize distribution relationships; F5’s ability to attract, train and retain qualified product development, marketing, sales, professional services and customer support personnel; F5’s ability to expand in international markets; the unpredictability of F5’s sales cycle; the share repurchase program; future prices of F5’s common stock; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available as of the date hereof and qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. F5 assumes no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements.

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