VMware Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Annual Revenue Growth of 22% to a record $4.61 Billion with Fourth Quarter Year-over-Year Growth of 22% to a record $1.29 Billion

January 29, 2013
  • Annual Revenue Growth of 22% to a record $4.61 Billion with Fourth Quarter Year-over-Year Growth of 22% to a record $1.29 Billion
  • Annual Operating Margin 18.9%; Non-GAAP Operating Margin a record 32.4%. Fourth Quarter Operating Margin 19.5%; Non-GAAP Operating Margin a record 32.8%

VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012:

  • Revenues for the fourth quarter were $1.29 billion, an increase of 22% from the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Operating income for the fourth quarter was $253 million, an increase of 18% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter was $424 million, an increase of 25% from the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Net income for the fourth quarter was $206 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, compared to $200 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $349 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, compared to $266 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Fourth quarter Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.81, an increase of 30.6% from the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Operating cash flows for the fourth quarter were $493 million, a decrease of 12% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Free cash flows for the quarter were $412 million, a decrease of 19% from the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Revenues for 2012 were $4.61 billion, an increase of 22% from 2011.
  • Operating income for 2012 was $872 million, an increase of 19% from 2011. Non-GAAP operating income for 2012 was $1.49 billion, an increase of 28% from 2011.
  • Net income for 2012 was $746 million, or $1.72 per diluted share, compared to $724 million, or $1.68 per diluted share, for 2011. Non-GAAP net income for 2012 was $1.24 billion, or $2.85 per diluted share, compared to $936 million, or $2.17 per diluted share, for 2011.
  • Annual Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $2.85, an increase of 31.4% from 2011.
  • Operating cash flows for 2012 were $1.90 billion, a decrease of 6% and free cash flows for the year were $1.66 billion, a decrease of 7% from 2011.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $4.63 billion and unearned revenue was $3.46 billion as of December 31, 2012.

U.S. revenues for 2012 grew 22% to $2.23 billion from 2011. International revenues grew 22% to $2.38 billion from 2011.

License revenues for 2012 were $2.09 billion, an increase of 13% from 2011. Service revenues, which include software maintenance and professional services, were $2.52 billion for 2012, an increase of 31% from 2011.

Annual 2013 total revenues are expected to be in the range of $5.230 billion to $5.350 billion, an increase of approximately 14 to 16 percent from 2012, and annual license revenues are expected to grow between 8 and 11 percent.

First quarter 2013 total revenues are expected to be in the range of $1.170 billion to $1.190 billion, an increase of approximately 11 to 13 percent from the first quarter 2012.

“2012 was a strong year for VMware, with solid Q4 results despite a tough economic environment,” said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. “We see a tremendous market opportunity in 2013 and beyond, as we focus on what our customers value most: VMware’s role as a pioneer of virtualization technologies that radically simplify IT infrastructure from the data centre to the virtual workspace.”

Recent Highlights & Strategic Announcements

  • On October 9, VMware unveiled an updated cloud management portfolio, including significant enhancements to the management products in the VMware vCloud® Suite. VMware also introduced a new product to the suite, VMware vCloud Automation Centre™ 5.1, to further simplify and automate governance services across multiple, heterogeneous clouds. The announcement strengthened the VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1– the first solution to deliver the software-defined datacentre.
  • On December 4, VMware announced the newly formed Pivotal Initiative, in which VMware and EMC are committing key existing technology, people and programs from both companies focused on Big Data and Cloud Application Platforms under one virtual organisation. The Pivotal Initiative will enable a new generation of workloads that can exploit the advancements VMware is driving with the software-defined datacentre, the de facto infrastructure at the heart of cloud computing, and with end-user computing.
  • In December, VMware established the Network and Security Virtualization group internally to align operations, engineering and go to market efforts to drive demand for next generation networking solutions associated with the software-defined datacentre. The Company appointed Stephen Mullaney, formerly CEO of Nicira, as vice president and general manager of the new organisation.

VMware plans to host a conference call today to review its fourth quarter and full year 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 http://ir.vmware.com. The webcast will be available live, and a replay will be available following completion of the live broadcast for approximately 60 days.