I turned my Blackberry on after landing yesterday to discover that FFIV was added to the S&P 500. That’s a tremendous accolade for F5 and something that we’re very proud of.
More importantly, I think it speaks volumes about our customers who have invested their money and time in our products and the innovation they’ve been able to drive by using them.
CNNMoney.com wrote a piece about our addition today. One of the things I discussed with the editor was how my grandmother gave me a few shares in Eastman Kodak a long time ago. I still have those shares due to sentimental value although my grandmother passed away some time ago. Although it may be a little weird to hang on to them for that reason, I probably will continue to do so.
We did a little homework to see how we stack up on the local front here in Washington state. F5 is the 11th company from Washington to be added to the S&P 500 and based on our market capitalization for today, we’re ranked 7th.