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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 4.55
MERU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
84% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. MERU: 4.55 )
MERU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.19   Max: No Debt
Current: 4.55

Equity to Asset 0.20
MERU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. MERU: 0.20 )
MERU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -4.52   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.2

-4.52
0.63
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -4.98
M-Score: -3.56
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 (%) -9.37
MERU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. MERU: -9.37 )
MERU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -258.62   Max: -1.33
Current: -9.37

-258.62
-1.33
Net-margin (%) -11.69
MERU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. MERU: -11.69 )
MERU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -258.12   Max: -11.69
Current: -11.69

-258.12
-11.69
ROE (%) -76.08
MERU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 783 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. MERU: -76.08 )
MERU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -324.07   Max: -73.33
Current: -76.08

-324.07
-73.33
ROA (%) -19.81
MERU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.96 vs. MERU: -19.81 )
MERU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -86.83   Max: -19.81
Current: -19.81

-86.83
-19.81
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -404.37
MERU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.47 vs. MERU: -404.37 )
MERU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3923.48   Max: -132.23
Current: -404.37

-3923.48
-132.23
Revenue Growth (%) -11.90
MERU's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. MERU: -11.90 )
MERU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -11.9
Current: -11.9

EBITDA Growth (%) -49.30
MERU's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. MERU: -49.30 )
MERU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -49.3
Current: -49.3

EPS Growth (%) -42.90
MERU's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. MERU: -42.90 )
MERU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -42.9
Current: -42.9

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

MERU Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 266,700 sh (+16.54%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
RS Investment Management 188,300 sh (-9.9%)
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Q3 2013

MERU Guru Trades in Q3 2013

RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jim Simons 265,600 sh (-0.41%)
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Q4 2013

MERU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 250,100 sh (-5.84%)
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Q1 2014

MERU Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 331,798 sh (+32.67%)
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Ratios

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P/B 8.60
MERU's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. MERU: 8.60 )
MERU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 10.49
Current: 8.6

1.45
10.49
P/S 0.85
MERU's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. MERU: 0.85 )
MERU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 4.33
Current: 0.85

0.08
4.33
EV-to-EBIT -4.82
MERU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.06 vs. MERU: -4.82 )
MERU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 998.7   Max: 1620.1
Current: -4.82

998.7
1620.1
Current Ratio 1.42
MERU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. MERU: 1.42 )
MERU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.09
Current: 1.42

0.45
3.09
Quick Ratio 1.16
MERU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. MERU: 1.16 )
MERU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.89
Current: 1.16

0.39
2.89

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 10.30
MERU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.26 vs. MERU: 10.30 )
MERU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 12.19
Current: 10.3

2.27
12.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
MERU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MERU: 1.20 )
MERU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 5.45
Current: 1.2

0.12
5.45
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -157.70
MERU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. MERU: -157.70 )
MERU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.5   Max: 1.3
Current: -157.7

-0.5
1.3

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:5M8.Germany
Meru Networks, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in January 2002. It provides a virtualized wireless LAN solution that optimizes the enterprise network to deliver the performance and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the mobility. 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 and Virtual Port technologies. 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. 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's product and service sales may be subject to foreign governmental regulations, which vary substantially from country to country and change from time to time.
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Weekly CFO Sells Article: MERU, GPS, ALSK, VPHM, COF, TLAB Mar 20 2011 
Meru Networks Inc. (MERU) CEO Hakima Ihab Abu sells 10,000 Shares Mar 18 2011 
Meru Networks Inc. (MERU) CFO Brett T White sells 61,305 Shares Mar 18 2011 
Meru Networks Inc. (MERU) CEO Hakima Ihab Abu sells 10,000 Shares Feb 17 2011 
Meru Networks Inc. (MERU) CEO Hakima Ihab Abu sells 10,000 Shares Jan 19 2011 
Meru Networks Inc. (MERU) CEO Hakima Ihab Abu sells 39,000 Shares Dec 30 2010 

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