F5 Networks, Inc.

F5 Networks, Inc.

F5 Networks, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1996

Headquarters

401 ELLIOTT AVENUE WEST, SEATTLE, WA, 98119

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

5,325

Industries

Computer Software
Wireless Telecommunications
Management Consulting
IT Consulting & Services
Appliances & Electronics
Consumer Services

Company Description

As the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, F5 makes the connected world run better. In fact, you’ve probably relied on F5 products dozens of times today and didn’t even know it. F5 helps organizations meet the demands that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications—in the data center and the cloud.

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Executives & Employees

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Chief Information Security Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President & General Manager, Application Services

Senior Vice President & General Manager of Nginx

Board of Directors

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at HubSpan, Inc.

Director at NGINX Software, Inc.

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at F5 Networks, Inc.

Senior Advisor at Vector Capital Management LP

Former Chief Financial Officer of the Server & Tools & Microsoft Business Divisions at Microsoft Corporation

Former Global Controller & Head-Finance Services at HP, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Gainsight, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Sprint Corp.

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at PayPal Holdings, Inc.

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AIG employs both fundamental and quantitative analysis of publicly traded companies and their respective securities. Their objective in providing advisory services to the clients is to generate a consistent, long term appreciation of assets through the active management of an equity-focused portfolio which includes sector specific, market-neutral sub-portfolios together with various complementary equity focused investment strategies. They have flexibility to invest in a wide range of listed and OTC equity, equity linked and credit instruments as well as other asset classes in connection with the fundamental and quantitative strategies that they employ. AIG's approach is equity-focused and it takes both long and short positions in equities and equity derivatives. In addition, the firm invests in convertible bonds as well as credit derivatives, corporate bonds, securitizations, synthetic securitizations, and other credit-based instruments.

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TAML-HK's investment style is value-oriented and combines bottom-up and top-down considerations. In-house research supports the firm's investment process. Countries are ranked through macroeconomic analysis and then quantitative screens uncover attractive industries and trends. Companies targeted for investment must meet specific balance sheet requirements, and are visited as part of the research process. They also manage some quantitative and index portfolios.

Recent Transactions
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F5 Networks, Inc. purchases Shape Security, Inc. from Venrock Associates, Focus Management, Inc., Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, Sierra Ventures, AllegisCyber, EDB Investments Pte Ltd., EPIC Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital Development Ltd., Holland Private Equity BV, GV Management Co. LLC, Baseline Ventures, TomorrowVentures LLC, Singtel Innov8 Ventures Pte Ltd., Top Tier Capital Partners LLC, C5 Capital Ltd., Wing Venture Management LLC, Hewlett Packard Ventures LLC, JetBlue Technology Ventures LLC

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F5 Networks, Inc. purchases NGINX Software, Inc. from New Enterprise Associates, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, RUNA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT /US, e-Ventures, Index Ventures SA, Telstra Ventures Pty. Ltd., Blue Cloud Management LLC, MSD Capital LP /Private Equity

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F5 Networks, Inc. purchases Defense.Net, Inc. from Bessemer Venture Partners

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Auditor

Advised onF5 Networks, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised onF5 Networks, Inc. purchases NGINX Software, Inc. from New Enterprise Associates, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, RUNA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT /US, e-Ventures, Index Ventures SA, Telstra Ventures Pty. Ltd., Blue Cloud Management LLC, MSD Capital LP /Private Equity

Underwriter

Advised onF5 Networks, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Attorney

Advised onF5 Networks, Inc. purchases Shape Security, Inc. from Venrock Associates, Focus Management, Inc., Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, Sierra Ventures, AllegisCyber, EDB Investments Pte Ltd., EPIC Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital Development Ltd., Holland Private Equity BV, GV Management Co. LLC, Baseline Ventures, TomorrowVentures LLC, Singtel Innov8 Ventures Pte Ltd., Top Tier Capital Partners LLC, C5 Capital Ltd., Wing Venture Management LLC, Hewlett Packard Ventures LLC, JetBlue Technology Ventures LLC

Legal Advisor

Advised onF5 Networks, Inc. purchases Traffix Systems Ltd. from Bessemer Venture Partners

Investment Advisor

Advised onF5 Networks, Inc. purchases NGINX Software, Inc. from New Enterprise Associates, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, RUNA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT /US, e-Ventures, Index Ventures SA, Telstra Ventures Pty. Ltd., Blue Cloud Management LLC, MSD Capital LP /Private Equity

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Legal Advisor

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

Advisor

Former Executive Vice President of Product Development & Chief Technical Officer at F5 Networks, Inc.

Clients

Dell Technologies, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of information technology hardware, software, and service solutions through its subsidiaries. It operates through the following segments: Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), Client Solutions Group (CSG), and VMware. The ISG segment includes servers, networking, and storage, as well as services and third-party software and peripherals that are closely tied to the sale of ISG hardware. The CSG segment consists of sales to commercial and consumer customers of desktops, thin client products, and notebooks. The VMware segment provides compute, cloud management, networking and security, storage and availability, and other end-user computing offerings. The company was founded by Michael Saul Dell in 1984 and is headquartered in Round Rock, TX.

MercadoLibre, Inc. engages in the provision of online commerce platform with focus on e-commerce and its related services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, and Other Countries. The firm provides users a mechanism for buying, selling and paying as well as collecting, generating leads, and comparing lists through e-commerce transactions. The company was founded by Marcos Eduardo Galperin on October 15, 1999 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

HP Inc. enages in the provision of personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products, and related technologies, solutions, and services. It operates through following business segments: Personal Systems, Printing, and Corporate Investments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial and consumer desktop and notebook personal computers, workstations, thin clients, commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment gives consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, solutions and services,and scanning devices. The Corporate Investments segment includes HP Labs and certain business incubation projects. The company was founded by William R. Hewlett and David Packard in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$8.45B
Total Enterprise Value
$7.52B
Earnings Per Share
$7.08
Revenue
$2.24B
Total Equity
$1.76B
Net Profit
$428M
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
5.3%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.97%
Total Debt
$0
TEVNet Income
17.57x
Debt TEV
0x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
12.78x
Enterprise Value Sales
3.35x
EBITDA
$588M
EBITDAMargin
26.23%
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Tempered Networks, Inc. provides connectivity solutions, security, and technology infrastructures. Its products include IDN orchestration services and IDN enforcement and mobility services. The company was founded by Jeffrey S. Hussey and S. David Mattes in 2012 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

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Carena, Inc. operates as a telemedicine company that partner with health systems to create virtual online clinics. It provides medical care via phones, webcams, computers or tablets. The company was founded by Ted Conklin in 2000 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Investors
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Senior Vice President & General Manager of Nginx at F5 Networks, Inc.

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Investor at Zenefits

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Investor at NGINX Software, Inc.

Suppliers
Flex Ltd. Engineering, Construction & Architecture | Singapore, Singapore

At Flextronics, impossible is where breakthrough begins. As a socially-responsible, global leader in design, manufacturing, distribution and aftermarket services, Flextronics is unique in its ability to provide end-to-end solutions through its innovative and proprietary systems — all to enhance customer competitiveness and success. Working across four business groups and several business units, Flextronics is able to unleash the full potential of the world’s most valuable brands and new ventures. What Flextronics creates is value. By increasing speed to market and driving competitive positioning for customers, Flextronics in essence solves customers’ most challenging problems better, faster and more cost effectively than any other company. Flextronics is able to manage big data in a way that allows for trending in market environments that are in flux, allowing the Company to provide solutions for customers, often before a challenge is ever realized. Flextronics is unique in the depth, breadth and scope of the Company. With an unmatched global presence, customers are supported with unprecedented speed in product ramp-up, delivery, and the ability to manage volume regardless of complexity or product mix. Leveraging state-of-the-art LEAN practices, Six Sigma, key investments in infrastructure and FlexQ, a propriety quality program that is beyond leading edge according to customers, Flextronics is the market leader in almost every business in which it operates. Whether high mix/low volume or low mix/high volume, Flextronics can enable any customer's success. At Flextronics, there is no room for “mediocrity.” If anything, the Company exists to continually test the bounds of what can be expected in terms of designs and processes. Optimization is what Flextronics does best. People make the difference. People with passion have an even greater impact. The Flextronics team spans 30 countries and four continents, and is over 200,000 people strong. Each member of the team is dedicated to enabling customer success. That is achieved through intense collaboration, passionate customer focus, thoughtful and disciplined execution, a tenacious commitment to continuous improvement and a relentless drive to win. Culture is the most important sustainable, competitive advantage of any company. The Flextronics culture is built on commitment — to customers, employees, the communities in which it operates and the environment. Flextronics is a global leader in non-profit/for-profit partnership, providing assistance in the places around the world that need it most. The Flextronics Foundation provides assistance in the areas of natural disaster relief, health and wellness initiatives and educational opportunities. Culture drives every aspect of the Company’s success. The culture and business model work hand-in-hand to ensure simplicity, flexibility and above all — sustainability.

Marketo, Inc. Internet Software & Services | San Mateo, California

Marketo, Inc. engages in the provision of digital marketing platform. Its products include marketing automation, account-based marketing, email, mobile, social, digital ads, web, marketing analytics, content, and market sales engage. It also offers lead management, email marketing, consumer marketing, customer base marketing, and mobile marketing solutions. The company was founded by Phillip M. Fernandez, Jonathan Miller, and David Morandi on January 20, 2006 and is headquartered in Sa n Mateo, CA.

Dun & Bradstreet Corp. Holding Companies | Short Hills, NJ

Dun & Bradstreet D&B (NYSE:DNB) is the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence for more than 170 years. Today, D&B's global commercial database contains more than 200 million business records. Enhanced by D&B's proprietary DUNSRight ™Quality Process, the D&B database provides our customers with unparalleled quality business information -- the foundation of our global solutions that customers rely on to make critical business decisions. D&B provides solutions that meet a diverse set of global customer needs. Customers use D&B Risk Management Solutions™ to mitigate credit and supplier risk, increase cash flow and drive increased profitability; D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions™ to increase revenue from new and existing customers; and to convert prospects into clients faster by enabling business professionals to research companies, executives and industries

Competitors
Microsoft Corporation Computer Software - Redmond, WA

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. Computer Software - Cambridge, MA

Akamai Technologies, Inc. engages in the provision of cloud services for delivering, optimizing, and securing content and business applications over the Internet. Its products include security, web performance, media delivery, and network operator. The company was founded by Frank T. Leighton, Jonathan Seelig, Randall S. Kaplan, and Daniel M. Lewin on August 20, 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Amazon.com, Inc. Retail: Other - Seattle, Washington

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #990
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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