RVBD » Topics » Item 5. Market for Registrants Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

This excerpt taken from the RVBD 10-K filed Feb 9, 2007.

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

Market Information for Common Stock

Our common stock has been quoted on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “RVBD” since our initial public offering on September 21, 2006. Prior to that time, there was no public market for our common stock.

The following table sets forth for the indicated periods the high and low sales prices of our common stock as reported by the Nasdaq Global Market.

 

     High    Low

Third Quarter 2006 (from September 21, 2006)

   $ 19.70    $ 13.60

Fourth Quarter 2006

   $ 35.17    $ 17.52

First Quarter 2007 (through February 8, 2007)

   $ 36.25    $ 28.06

The last reported sale price for our common stock on the Nasdaq Global Market was $30.98 per share on February 8, 2007.

Dividend Policy

We have never paid any cash dividends on our common stock. Our board of directors currently intends to retain any future earnings to support operations and to finance the growth and development of our business and does not intend to pay cash dividends on our common stock for the foreseeable future. Any future determination related to our dividend policy will be made at the discretion of our board.

Stockholders

As of January 31, 2007, there were 149 registered stockholders of record of our common stock.

 

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Stock Performance Graph

The graph set forth below compares the cumulative total stockholder return on our common stock between September 21, 2006 (the date of our initial public offering) and December 31, 2006, with the cumulative total return of (i) the Nasdaq Computer Index and (ii) the Nasdaq Composite Index, over the same period. This graph assumes the investment of $100,000 on September 21, 2006 in our common stock, the Nasdaq Computer Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index, and assumes the reinvestment of dividends, if any. The graph assumes the initial value of our common stock on September 21, 2006 was the closing sales price of $15.30 per share.

The comparisons shown in the graph below are based upon historical data. We caution that the stock price performance shown in the graph below is not necessarily indicative of, nor is it intended to forecast, the potential future performance of our common stock. Information used in the graph was obtained from FactSet, a source believed to be reliable, but we are not responsible for any errors or omissions in such information.

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       9/21/2006        10/31/2006        11/30/2006        12/29/2006  

Riverbed

   100.0    156.7    228.0    200.7

Nasdaq Composite Index

   100.0    105.8    108.7    107.9

Nasdaq Computer Index

   100.0    106.3    110.3    107.6

 

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Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

(a) Sales of Unregistered Securities

During the year ended December 31, 2006, we granted stock options to purchase an aggregate of 4,101,450 shares of common stock to our employees and directors under our 2002 Stock Plan at exercise prices ranging from $4.50 to $7.75 per share. During this period, we also issued an aggregate of 243,321 shares of common stock to employees and directors pursuant to the exercise of stock options for cash consideration with aggregate exercise proceeds of approximately $200,750. These issuances were undertaken in reliance upon the exemption from registration requirements of Rule 701 or Section 4(2) of the Securities Act.

On February 10, 2006, we issued and sold 3,738,318 shares of our Series D convertible preferred stock to eighteen institutional investors for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $20,000,000. This issuance was deemed to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act in reliance upon Regulation D of the Securities Act as a transaction by an issuer not involving any public offering. All shares of such Series D preferred stock converted into shares of our common stock on a one-for-one basis upon the closing of our initial public offering.

On December 12, 2006, we issued an aggregate of 97,522 shares of our common stock to Lighthouse Capital Partners IV, L.P. and Lighthouse Capital Partners V, L.P. pursuant to the net exercise provisions of warrants to purchase 100,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $0.836 per share. No cash was paid to us for such issuance of our common stock. This issuance was deemed to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act in reliance upon Section 4(2) of the Securities Act as a transaction by an issuer not involving any public offering.

The recipients of securities in each transaction represented their intentions to acquire the securities for investment only and not with a view to or for sale in connection with any distribution and appropriate legends were affixed to the share certificates issued in these transactions. All recipients had adequate access, through their relationships with us, to information about us.

(b) Use of Proceeds from Public Offering of Common Stock

In September 2006, we completed our initial public offering (IPO) pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-133437) which the SEC declared effective on September 20, 2006. Under the registration statement, we registered the offering and sale of an aggregate of 9,990,321 shares of our common stock, and another 100,000 shares of our common stock sold by a selling stockholder. The offering did not terminate until after the sale of all of the shares registered on the registration statement. All of the shares of common stock issued pursuant to the registration statement, including the shares sold by the selling stockholder, were sold at a price to the public of $9.75 per share. The managing underwriters were Goldman, Sachs & Co., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., and Thomas Weisel Partners LLC.

As a result of the IPO, we raised a total of $97.4 million in gross proceeds, or approximately $87.5 million in net proceeds after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions of $6.8 million and offering expenses of $3.1 million. No payments for such expenses were made directly or indirectly to (i) any of our officers or directors or their associates, (ii) any persons owning 10% or more of any class of our equity securities, or (iii) any of our affiliates. We did not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares in the IPO by the selling stockholder. On October 2, 2006 we used $1.5 million of the net proceeds to repay our credit facility. We anticipate that we will use the remaining net proceeds from the IPO for general corporate purposes, which may include expansion of our domestic and international sales and marketing organizations, investments in our infrastructure to support our growth, further development and expansion of our service offerings and possible acquisitions of complementary

 

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businesses, technologies or other assets. Pending such uses, we plan to invest the net proceeds in short-term, interest-bearing, investment grade securities. There has been no material change in the planned use of proceeds from our IPO from that described in the final prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b).

(c) Purchases of Equity Securities by the Issuer and Affiliated Purchasers

None.

 

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