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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 6.50
MERU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. MERU: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MERU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 5.32 Max: No Debt
Current: 6.5
Equity to Asset -0.14
MERU's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. MERU: -0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MERU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -4.52  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.63
Current: -0.14
-4.52
0.63
Interest Coverage No Debt
MERU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 487.69 vs. MERU: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MERU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -11.66
M-Score: -4.65
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -21.94
MERU's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. MERU: -21.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MERU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -258.62  Med: -24.91 Max: -1.33
Current: -21.94
-258.62
-1.33
Net-margin (%) -23.78
MERU's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. MERU: -23.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MERU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -258.12  Med: -30.70 Max: -11.69
Current: -23.78
-258.12
-11.69
ROE (%) -482.28
MERU's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. MERU: -482.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MERU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -227.54  Med: -121.75 Max: -64.8
Current: -482.28
-227.54
-64.8
ROA (%) -48.21
MERU's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. MERU: -48.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MERU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -64.7  Med: -50.23 Max: -21.21
Current: -48.21
-64.7
-21.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -932.53
MERU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. MERU: -932.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MERU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4865.02  Med: -1762.61 Max: -402.56
Current: -932.53
-4865.02
-402.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -9.50
MERU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MERU: -9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MERU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -69.00 Max: -9.5
Current: -9.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -20.30
MERU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. MERU: -20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MERU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -65.90 Max: -20.3
Current: -20.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -16.70
MERU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. MERU: -16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MERU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -66.40 Max: -16.7
Current: -16.7
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 46.73
MERU's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
84% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. MERU: 46.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
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P/S 0.44
MERU's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. MERU: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MERU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.74 Max: 4.33
Current: 0.44
0.08
4.33
Current Ratio 1.00
MERU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. MERU: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MERU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.58 Max: 3.09
Current: 1
0.45
3.09
Quick Ratio 0.67
MERU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. MERU: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MERU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.89
Current: 0.67
0.39
2.89
Days Inventory 83.03
MERU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.24 vs. MERU: 83.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MERU' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 42.14  Med: 62.12 Max: 84.29
Current: 83.03
42.14
84.29
Days Sales Outstanding 28.14
MERU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.78 vs. MERU: 28.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MERU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.34  Med: 50.18 Max: 165.21
Current: 28.14
31.34
165.21

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.59
MERU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. MERU: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MERU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.07 Max: 5.37
Current: 0.59
0.12
5.37
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -65.40
MERU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. MERU: -65.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MERU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -65.4  Med: 0.10 Max: 7458
Current: -65.4
-65.4
7458

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:5M8.Germany,
MERU Networks Inc was incorporated in Delaware in January 2002. The Company provides a virtualized WLAN solution that is built around its System Director Operating System, which runs on its controllers and access points. It offers additional products designed to deliver centralized network management, predictive and proactive diagnostics, as well as enhanced security. Its products are designed to permit enterprises to leverage their investments in their existing IT infrastructures. It helps enterprises to migrate their business-critical applications from wired networks to wireless networks, and become as All-Wireless Enterprises. The Company's BYOD and virtualized wireless LAN solutions are designed to cost-effectively meet the increasing demands of users and enterprises for a mobile access network that delivers the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility. Its network management and security solutions provide single-console visibility and control over a Meru wireless LAN. Its wireless LAN solution combines wireless resources into one virtual, seamless pool and partitions this virtual pool to match device and application requirements. Its System Director Operating System limits the ability of the wireless device to select which physical access point to use, and instead shifts control of network connections to the wireless network infrastructure. The Company's solution is based on its System Director, embedded with Virtual Cell technology. Its System Director coordinates all of the components of Company's solution, including its access points and controllers. Its software, controllers and access points are designed to deployed and integrated into existing IT infrastructure. Its solution is designed to managed and scalable across enterprises of all sizes. In addition, it provides comprehensive security capabilities to ensure that the wireless network is at least as secure as a wired network. Its trademarks in the United States include Meru Networks, the Meru Networks logo, and E(z)RF. The Company's offers products including Meru System Director Operating System, Meru Controller, Meru Access Points, Guest Access and BYOD, and Security and Management Applications. It offers customer support and services based on the deployment needs of its customers. It offers support service contracts in varying lengths of up to five years. It sells its products and support through VARs and distributors. Its competitors include Cisco Systems, Aruba Networks, Ruckus Wireless, Motorola, and Hewlett-Packard. The Company is subject to various industry standards established by various standards bodies, such as the IEEE. Its products are subject to governmental regulations in a variety of jurisdictions.
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Great Torrington School in UK Deploys Meru Education Grade 802.11ac Wi-Fi to Support iPad-Enabled Le Dec 18 2014 
Salt Palace Convention Center Leverages Meru Networks WLAN to Deliver Uninterrupted Internet Access Dec 15 2014 
UK Government and Legal Services Customers Deploy Meru Intelligent 802.11ac Wi-Fi to Support Bandwid Dec 10 2014 
Aspen Healthcare Deploys Meru Uninterrupted Care Network for Seamless Voice Over Wi-Fi Dec 08 2014 
Marion Military Institute Relies on Meru Education Grade (MEG) 802.11ac Wi-Fi to Support the Prolife Dec 03 2014 
Meru Wi-Fi Receives SearchNetworking Network Innovation Award for SDN Nov 03 2014 
'Meru Center' to Accelerate Deployment and Ease Management of Wi-Fi and Open-Standards SDN Applicati Oct 29 2014 
Meru Names Don Trimble Vice President of the SME Cloud Subscription Business Oct 28 2014 
Meru Networks Connects the Intelligent Campus With SDN-Enabled Wi-Fi Oct 15 2014 
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