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Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) Prices IPO at $15 Per Share, High End of Proposed Range

 November 16, 2012 10:26 AM
 


(By Balachander) Ruckus Wireless Inc. (RKUS), a provider of WiFi services, has priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 8.4 million shares at $15.00 a piece, the high end of its proposed range.

The Sunnyvale, California-based company, which makes advanced Wi-Fi controllers and gateways, estimated pricing between $13.00 and $15.00 per share.

The company expects net proceeds from the offering to be roughly $94.4 million.

Ruckus is offering 7 million shares, while stockholders are offering 1.4 million.

Investors in the company include: Sequoia, Sutter Hill, Investor AB, Motorola Ventures, T-Ventures, Telus, Firelake Capital, Focus Ventures.

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The company, which commenced operations on June 2004, earned $29.8 million on revenue of $152.5 million for the first nine months of 2012, in which it added over 7,100 new end-customers.

For the year ended December 31, 2011, the company posted net income of $4.2 million on revenue of $120.0 million.

According to Gartner Inc., the market for Wi-Fi networking solutions for enterprises is expected to grow to $6.9 billion in 2016 from $3.4 billion in 2011, representing a 15 percent compound annual growth rate.

The company's customers include Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), Bright House Networks, The Cloud (a BSkyB Company), KDDI, Tikona Digital Networks and Towerstream.

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Goldman Sachs & Co (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) are the lead underwriters for the offering.

The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today.

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