June 10, 2013
Shareholder rights attorneys
at Robbins Arroyo LLP announce that a purchaser of Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) securities has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint alleges that
and certain of its officers and directors violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between
May 17, 2012
May 16, 2013
(the "Class Period").
provides network access solutions for the mobile enterprises worldwide.
Aruba Is Accused of Making False and Misleading Statements Regarding the Company's Ability to Compete with Cisco Systems, Inc.
The complaint alleges that during the Class Period,
and certain of its officers and directors issued a series of materially false and misleading statements concerning the true nature of the company's business, operational, and compliance policies. On
May 22, 2012
, according to the complaint, an
senior officer indicated, "that the Company would continue to gain market share from Cisco in the wireless and mobile solutions space, because wireless and mobile products are in the Company's "DNA."" Then on
February 21, 2013
, during a conference call with analysts, another senior officer indicated that
was increasing its market share in the face of competition from Cisco. According to the complaint, those statements were false and/or misleading because: (i)
did not hold a clear competitive advantage over Cisco; (ii)
was aware of certain "bundling" advantages that Cisco held over the company; (iii) Cisco's bundling advantage undermined
future revenues; and (iv) as a result,
financial statements were materially false and misleading during the Class Period.
Aruba's Stock Price Falls Dramatically on the Announcement of Reduced Revenue and Heightened Competition from Cisco
May 7, 2013
announced that it expected third quarter 2013 revenue to be approximately
$144 million to $147 million
, below the previously stated guidance of
$159 million to $161 million
. On this news, the company's stock price dropped 22% to close at
per share on
, 2013. On
May 16, 2013
, the company reported that its non-GAAP net income for the third quarter 2013 was
per diluted share, compared to
per diluted share for the same period 2012. Company officials attributed the earnings result to the "heightened level of competition and bundling strategy from our largest competitor [Cisco]." As a result of this news, the company's stock price dropped an additional 25%, or
per share, to close at
per share on
May 17, 2013
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and would like to discuss your
, please contact attorney
Darnell R. Donahue
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, or via the
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