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VMware Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

VMware Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

- Year-over-Year Revenue Growth of 22% to $1.12 Billion

- Operating Margin of 18.9%; Non-GAAP Operating Margin of 31.9%

- Trailing Twelve Months Operating Cash Flows Growth of 33% to $2.05 Billion; Free Cash Flows Growth of 29% to $2.01 Billion

Supplemental Financial Tables

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 23, 2012 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2012:

  • Revenues for the second quarter were $1.12 billion, an increase of 22% from the second quarter of 2011, and 23% measured in constant currency.
  • Operating income for the second quarter was $212 million, an increase of 13% from the second quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $358 million, an increase of 23% from the second quarter of 2011.
  • Net income for the second quarter was $192 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, compared to $220 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2011.   Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $296 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, compared to $235 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2011. 
  • Trailing twelve months operating cash flows were $2.05 billion, an increase of 33%.  Trailing twelve months free cash flows were $2.01 billion, an increase of 29%.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $5.3 billion and unearned revenue was $2.9 billion as of June 30, 2012.

U.S. revenues for the second quarter of 2012 grew 22% to $551 million from 2011.  International revenues grew 22% to $572 million from 2011.

License revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $517 million, an increase of 11% from 2011.  Service revenues, which include software maintenance and professional services, were $606 million for 2012, an increase of 33% from 2011. 

“The quarter’s strong performance reflects the continued confidence customers have in our solutions,” said Paul Maritz, chief executive officer, VMware.  “Our products, amplified by the recent acquisitions, including Nicira, are providing the means for our customers to transform IT as we move into the Cloud Era.”

“We are very pleased with our second quarter results,” said Carl Eschenbach, chief operating officer, VMware. “Despite the tough market conditions, we achieved record quarterly results in total revenue, license revenue, and non-GAAP operating income.  Third quarter 2012 revenues are expected to be in the range of $1.11 and $1.15 billion.  Annual 2012 revenues are expected to be in the range of $4.540 and $4.635 billion, an increase of 20.5% to 23.0% from 2011.  Annual license revenues are expected to grow between 11% and 15%.”

Recent Highlights & Strategic Announcements

  • Today, July 23, 2012 VMware announced the acquisition of Nicira, Inc., a pioneer in software-defined networking and a leader in network virtualization for open source initiatives.  VMware will acquire Nicira for approximately $1.05 billion in cash plus approximately $210 million of assumed unvested equity awards. The acquisition is a key part of VMware’s vision for delivering the software-defined datacenter. 
  • In June 2012, VMware announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2012 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure.  According to Gartner*, “The x86 server virtualization infrastructure market is the foundation for two extremely important market trends that relate and overlap: infrastructure modernization and cloud computing. …Virtualization is a fundamental enabler to IaaS, and will be used to establish private cloud services, public cloud services and interoperable hybrid cloud services.”
  • Recent product announcements included: VMware vFabric™ Suite 5.1, featuring new capabilities that automate the deployment and management of complex applications on VMware cloud infrastructure and the introduction of an in-memory distributed SQL database.  VMware View™ 5.1 and an updated portfolio of end-user computing solutions, including Horizon Application Manager™ 1.5 and VMware Project Octopus Beta, that will help IT organizations empower a more agile, productive and connected enterprise.
  • Recently, VMware closed two acquisitions: DynamicOps, a provider of cloud automation solutions that enable provisioning and management of IT services across heterogeneous environments including VMware-based private and public clouds, physical infrastructures, multiple hypervisors and Amazon Web Services, and Wanova, a leading provider of physical desktop management solutions. With Wanova, VMware now offers leading solutions for centralized image management of both physical and virtual desktops. 

VMware plans to host a conference call today to review its second quarter 2012 results and to discuss its financial outlook.  The call is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. PT/ 5:00 p.m. ET and can be accessed via the Web at The webcast will be available live, and a replay will be available following completion of the live broadcast for approximately 60 days. 

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*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, Thomas J. Bittman, et al, June 11, 2012. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About VMware

VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2011 revenues of $3.77 billion, VMware has more than 350,000 customers and 50,000 partners.  The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at

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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to VMware’s financial results as determined in accordance with GAAP are included at the end of this press release following the accompanying financial data. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, please see the section of the tables titled “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding VMware’s third quarter and annual revenue and license revenue projections, our expectations for growth and leadership in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, the consummation of Nicira acquisition, the opportunities VMware expects from these acquisitions, the planned integration of acquired company technologies with VMware product offerings and the prospective benefits to customers, important IT market trends and the role of VMware products in the transformation to the Cloud Era and expected benefits to customers of newly available VMware products and services, such as VMware vFabric Suit 5.1, VMware View 5.1, Horizon Application Manager 1.5 and VMware Project Octopus Betas.  These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) the satisfaction of closing conditions for the Nicira transaction; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in consumer or information technology spending; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization market, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (v) factors that affect timing of license revenue recognition such as product announcements and promotions and beta programs; (vi) our customers’ ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing and desktop virtualization; (vii) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (viii) changes in the willingness of customers to enter into longer term licensing and support arrangements; (ix) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and desktop computing; (x) changes to product development timelines; (xi) VMware’s relationship with EMC Corporation and EMC’s ability to control matters requiring stockholder approval, including the election of VMware’s board members; (xii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xiii) our ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xiv) the successful integration of acquired companies and assets into VMware; and (xv) fluctuating currency exchange rates. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.