VMware: Fourth Quarter Disappointing But Still Better Than Expected

VMware today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2008.

  • Revenues for the fourth quarter were $515 million, an increase of 25% from the fourth quarter of 2007.
  • GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter was $102 million, an increase of 34% from the fourth quarter of 2007. Non-GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter was $135 million, an increase of 25% from the fourth quarter of 2007.
  • GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was $111 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared to $78 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2007. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $142 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared to $103 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2007.
  • Revenues for the full year 2008 were $1.9 billion, an increase of 42% from 2007.
  • GAAP operating income for the full fiscal year 2008 was $313 million, an increase of 33% from 2007. Non-GAAP operating income for the year 2008 was $469 million, an increase of 39% from 2007.
  • GAAP net income for the full fiscal year 2008 was $290 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, compared to $218 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, for 2007. Non-GAAP net income for the year 2008 was $416 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, compared to $295 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, for 2007.
  • Cash was more than $1.8 billion and deferred revenue was $870 million as of December 31, 2008. Since the beginning of 2008, cash increased 50% and deferred revenue increased 57%.

U.S. revenues for 2008 grew 37% to $988 million from 2007. International revenues grew 48% to $893 million from 2007.

License revenues for 2008 grew 30% to $1.2 billion from 2007. Services revenues grew 67% to $703 million from 2007.

(Release)

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