VMware, Inc. (VMW): What You Need to Know

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) reported earnings on April 23. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), VMware met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share contracted.

Gross margins expanded, operating margins contracted, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) chalked up revenue of $1.19 billion. The 39 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw net sales of $1.19 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter’s $1.06 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.74. The 41 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.70 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.74 for Q1 were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter’s $0.66 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q1 were 9.1% lower than the prior-year quarter’s $0.44 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 84.7%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.7%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.6%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW)Looking ahead
Next quarter’s average estimate for revenue is $1.26 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.77.

Next year’s average estimate for revenue is $5.22 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.22.