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TMCNet:  VMware Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

[January 29, 2013]

VMware Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 29 January 2013 Release date- 28012013 - PALO ALTO, Calif. - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), 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 center 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 Center 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 datacenter.

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 organization. The Pivotal Initiative will enable a new generation of workloads that can exploit the advancements VMware is driving with the software-defined datacenter, 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 datacenter. The Company appointed Stephen Mullaney, formerly CEO of Nicira, as vice president and general manager of the new organization.

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.

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 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 480,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

VMware, vCloud Automation Center and VMware vCloud are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. Other marks mentioned herein are trademarks, which are proprietary to VMware, Inc. or another company.

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 expected first quarter and annual 2013 revenues and annual 2013 license revenues; VMware's market opportunity; and the benefits of the Pivotal Initiative. 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) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in consumer or information technology spending; (iii) 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; (iv) factors that affect timing of license revenue recognition such as product announcements and promotions and beta programs; (v) our customers' ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing, desktop virtualization and the software defined data center; (vi) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vii) changes in the willingness of customers to enter into longer term licensing and support arrangements; (viii) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and desktop computing; (ix) changes to product development timelines; (x) VMware's relationship with EMC Corporation and EMC's ability to control matters requiring stockholder approval, including the election of VMware's board members; (xi) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xii) our ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xiii) the successful integration of acquired companies and assets into VMware; and (xiv) 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.

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