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VMware Reports First-Quarter Results - Revenues Grew 69%
VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2008:
  • Revenues for the first quarter were $438 million, an increase of 69% compared to the first quarter of 2007.
  • GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $48 million, compared to $46 million in the first quarter of 2007. Non-GAAP operating income was $106 million, an increase of 62% over the year-ago quarter.
  • GAAP net income for the quarter was $43 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to $41 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $88 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, compared to $0.16 a year ago.

Q1 was another quarter of increased demand for VMware virtualization products and solutions, said Diane Greene, president and chief executive officer of VMware. Our strategy to continually deliver superb quality and market-expanding solutions well ahead of the competition is working and were advantaging our lead with our well developed multi-tier partner distribution model. We are seeing customers progress more rapidly through the virtualization adoption path; many are now moving right into a VMware-based architecture so that they can pool their resources, deliver capacity on demand, and also get an insurance policy for business continuity and disaster recovery.

First-quarter U.S. revenues grew 65% compared to the year-ago quarter on increased demand from large enterprises standardizing on the VMware platform and an increase in the number of smaller transactions delivered through VMware channel partners. International revenues, which increased 74%, were driven in part by triple-digit business growth across Australia and emerging markets including Brazil, China, India and Russia.

Software license revenue grew 73% compared to the same period last year to $294 million and service revenue, including support, subscription and professional services, increased 62% to $144 million.

VMware plans to host a conference call today to review its first-quarter results and 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 Internet broadcast and related slides will be available live, and a replay will be available following completion of the live broadcast for approximately 30 days.

First Quarter Highlights

During the first quarter VMware announced and shipped new products and technologies in four key areas: (1) desktop virtualization, (2) datacenter virtualization, (3) management & automation for the datacenter and (4) platform security. VMware announced OEM agreements with four major hardware vendors to pre-install the VMware ESXi hypervisor on their servers. The company announced major enhancements to its channel partner programs to help the more than 13,000 indirect channel partners reselling VMware expand their virtualization practices and drive new customer adoption. This quarter also marked the launch of VMworld Europe, the industrys first European virtualization conference. Held in Cannes, France, VMworld Europe drew more than 4,500 customers and partners.

Specific, notable quarterly highlights include:

  • General availability of VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2, which allows users to securely connect to their virtual desktops in the datacenter and gives IT administrators an easy and cost-effective way to manage virtual desktops.
  • General availability of VMware Lifecycle Manager, which enables companies to implement a consistent and automated process for requesting, approving, deploying, updating, and retiring virtual machines.
  • The announcement of VMware VMsafe, a new security initiative endorsed by more than 20 security vendors that protects applications running in virtual machines in ways previously not possible in physical environments.

Visit for a comprehensive list of VMware highlights from the first quarter.

Financial Outlook

The following forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and risks discussed below and in documents filed by VMware with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially.

  • VMware continues to expect 2008 revenue growth of approximately 50% compared to 2007.
  • Second quarter 2008 revenues are expected to increase approximately 55% compared to the second quarter of 2007.
Published Tuesday, April 22, 2008 6:54 PM by David Marshall
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