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F5 Networks Q2 Earnings Preview

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On Wednesday, F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) will release its latest earnings report. Decipher the announcement with Benzinga's help.

Earnings and Revenue

Based on F5 Networks management projections, analysts predict EPS of $2.27 on revenue of $529.9 million.

The Wall Street estimate would represent a 16.41 percent increase in the company's earnings. Sales would be up 2.26 percent from the same quarter last year. Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

 

Quarter Q1 2018 Q4 2017 Q3 2017 Q2 2017
EPS Estimate 2.04 2.21 2.03 1.97
EPS Actual 2.26 2.44 2.03 1.95

 

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 13.93 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders should be content going into this earnings release. Over the past 90 days, analysts have generally adjusted their estimates higher for EPS and revenues. Analysts seem to have settled on a Neutral rating with F5 Networks. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past three months.

Conference Call

Don't be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. F5 Networks' Q2 conference call is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET and can be accessed here.

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