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F5 Networks Outperformed the SPDR S&P 500

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Fundamental analysis

The following chart compares the returns generated from different stocks to its relative index. It also determines the risk involved from each of the stocks generating expected returns. To draw the fundamental analysis, we considered the yearly data for each of the underlying stocks.

A10 Networks (ATEN) accounts for 0.03% of the iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF (IWO). It shows a negative return of 0.001 with a significant amount of 0.043 risk involved. The coefficient of the variation allows us to determine how much deviation or risk exists compared to the amount of return we’re expecting. The coefficient of variance remains good for F5 Networks (FFIV) at 27.58. This is below the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) at 28.36. It’s followed by Citrix (CTXS) at 31.71.

Even though F5 Networks is highly volatile, it’s performing better than the S&P 500. It has generated a better return of 0.0005. SPY’s return was 0.0002. Even Citrix has a lower deviation of price from its mean, but it generates a lower return compared to F5 Networks.

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Future outlook

F5 Networks has reported the future outlook for the quarter ending September 30, 2015. It’s expecting a revenue goal of $500–$510 million. It has a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) earnings target of $1.26–$1.29 per diluted share and a non-GAAP earnings target of $1.72–$1.75 per diluted share.

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