Thursday, January 20, 2011

Did F5 Networks Management Sandbag Guidance?

After Wednesday's close, F5 Networks (FFIV) reported Q1 2011 numbers that easily beat their previous estimate of $0.81 by a large $0.07. The $0.88 number also surpassed the estimates of analyst who on average forecast $0.83.

The revenue number wasn't as robust, barely making the top end of the range and missing analyst estimates. With the stock plunging after hours, investors appear to either be placing too much emphasis on the revenue numbers or focusing on the Q2 guidance. Below are the numbers reported for Q1 and the guidance for Q1 provided in the Q4 report. 



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