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F5 Remains Focused on Software and Security Growth; $210 Fair Value Estimate

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| Brian Colello, CPA |

F5, a leader in application delivery controllers, or ADCs, market sells to enterprises, service providers, and government entities. More than half of F5's revenue comes from selling support and maintenance services for its products. Mission-critical ADCs manage the uptime, delivery, and security of applications and network traffic flow. Growth in public cloud-based workloads caused a decline in the on-premises ADC hardware required and shifted ADC demand to software-based solutions. In our view, F5 was slow to embrace cloud-based workloads as it perilously defended its incumbent offerings, but a revamped management team properly pivoted F5's focus toward software and cloud-based products as growth catalysts to supplement its legacy hardware dominance, and we think the firm is set to thrive.

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F5 is a market leader in the application delivery controller market. The company sells products for networking traffic, security, and policy management. Its products ensure applications are safely routed in efficient manners within on-premises data centers and across cloud environments. More than half of its revenue is based on providing services, and its three customer verticals are enterprises, service providers, and government entities. The Seattle-based firm was incorporated in 1996 and generates sales globally.

801 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104
T +1 206 272-5555
Sector Technology
Industry Software - Infrastructure
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Sep 30, 2022
Stock Type Slow Growth
Employees 6,461

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