F5 Networks, Inc. is a company that specializes in application delivery networking technology for the delivery of web applications and the security, performance, availability of servers, data storage devices, and other network and cloud resources. The Company's core technology is a full-proxy, programmable, massively-scalable software platform called TMOS (Traffic Management Operating System). TMOS platform supports a broad array of application services, including local and global traffic management, network and application security, access management, web acceleration and a number of other network and application services.

These services are available as software modules that can run individually or as part of an integrated solution on scalable, purpose-built BIG-IP appliances and chassis-based VIPRION systems; or as software-only Virtual Editions that run on major hypervisors in public and private clouds. F5 Networks' cloud-based Silverline software-as-a-service offerings allow customers to subscribe to online denial-of-service protection and application security services. In conjunction with the BIG-IQ management software, the availability of its application services as software on a purpose-built hardware, software-only and Silverline subscription services gives customers the flexibility to create a dynamic hybrid infrastructure with consistent policies and centralized management across public and private clouds as well as traditional data centers.

Company Growth (employees)
Seattle, US
Size (employees)
4,395 (est)
F5 Networks was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, US

F5 Networks Office Locations

F5 Networks has an office in Seattle
Seattle, US (HQ)
401 Elliott Ave W

F5 Networks Financials and Metrics

F5 Networks Financials

F5 Networks's revenue was reported to be $2 b in FY, 2016

Net income (Q3, 2017)

97.7 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

139.1 m

Market capitalization (13-Nov-2017)

7.8 b

Cash (30-Jun-2017)

690.9 m
F5 Networks's current market capitalization is $7.8 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.7 b1.9 b2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

310 m332.3 m337.2 m

Gross profit

1.4 b1.6 b1.7 b
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Sales and marketing expense

134.8 m140.3 m139.9 m148.8 m151.2 m150.8 m157.5 m156.5 m156.6 m164.5 m164.7 m161 m

R&D expense

64.1 m67.2 m67 m70.1 m74.5 m74.3 m81.1 m86.3 m83 m87.1 m89.2 m88.6 m

General and administrative expense

25.5 m26 m27.8 m32.3 m30.9 m32.6 m34.3 m34.8 m34.2 m41.7 m38 m39.4 m

Operating expense total

224.4 m233.5 m234.7 m251.1 m256.7 m257.8 m272.9 m277.6 m273.8 m293.2 m291.9 m288.9 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


189.7 m281.5 m390.5 m514.6 m

Accounts Receivable

204.2 m242.2 m279.4 m268.2 m


19 m24.5 m33.7 m34.1 m

Current Assets

816.4 m998.8 m1.2 b1.3 b
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


231.3 m239.8 m242 m269 m367.6 m562.2 m433.3 m398.3 m429.6 m572.9 m655.8 m690.9 m


19.1 m20.7 m23.1 m27.6 m29.3 m30 m33.6 m35.2 m33.8 m33.7 m32.5 m31 m

Current Assets

870.9 m950.4 m945.1 m1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b


62.2 m61.6 m62.7 m66.6 m68.7 m83.5 m99.9 m107.5 m115.1 m128.7 m126.7 m125.1 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

277.3 m311.2 m365 m365.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

40 m46.1 m52.6 m56.8 m

Accounts Receivable

(19 m)(41 m)(39 m)9.7 m


(1.6 m)(5.4 m)(9.2 m)(334 k)
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

68 m137.7 m217.2 m89.1 m174.8 m268 m89.7 m165.1 m256.9 m94.2 m187.4 m285 m

Depreciation and Amortization

11.4 m22.7 m34.1 m13 m26.3 m39.2 m13.8 m27.8 m42.3 m14.9 m30.3 m45.6 m

Accounts Receivable

(17.7 m)(20.9 m)(41 m)(14 m)(21.7 m)(20.1 m)(22 k)12.7 m15.3 m(45.3 m)(26.2 m)(27.3 m)


(25 k)(1.7 m)(4.1 m)(3.1 m)(4.9 m)(5.6 m)146 k(1.5 m)(87 k)374 k1.5 m3 m
Y, 2017

Financial Leverage

2 x
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F5 Networks Operating Metrics

F5 Networks's Registered Users was reported to be 278 k in FY, 2016, which is a 25% increase from the previous period. F5 Networks's Backlog was reported to be $33.4 m in FY, 2016, which is a 12% decrease from the previous period
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$61.6 m$38.1 m$33.4 m

Registered Users

165 k223 k278 k

Patents (US)


Patents (foreign)

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F5 Networks Market Value History

F5 Networks Revenue Breakdown

F5 Networks Median Salaries

Source: 293 public H-1B filings from F5 Networks

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