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 VMware Reports Fiscal Year 2023 First Quarter Results

 Total Revenue growth of 3% year-over-year

Subscription and SaaS Revenue of $899 million, an increase of 21% year-over-year

VMware Enters into Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Broadcom

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2022-- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023:

Quarterly Review

  • Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 was $3.09 billion, an increase of 3% from the first quarter of fiscal 2022.
  • Continued momentum in the subscription and SaaS business, constituting 29% of total revenue for the quarter.
  • While license revenue was impacted by the transition to subscription and SaaS, the combination of subscription and SaaS and license revenue was $1.47 billion, an increase of 6% from the first quarter of fiscal 2022.
  • Subscription and SaaS revenue for the first quarter was $899 million, an increase of 21% year-over-year.
  • When excluding the impact associated with the suspension of business operations in Russia and foreign currency, total revenue for the first quarter was $3.14 billion, representing year-over-year growth of 5%, and subscription and SaaS revenue was $912 million, representing year-over-year growth of 23%.
  • Subscription and SaaS ARR for the first quarter was $3.66 billion, an increase of 21% year-over-year.
  • GAAP net income for the first quarter was $242 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, down 43% per diluted share compared to $425 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter was $542 million, or $1.28 per diluted share, down 27% per diluted share compared to $744 million, or $1.76 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2022.1
  • GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $408 million, a decrease of 27% from the first quarter of fiscal 2022. Non-GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $771 million, a decrease of 16% from the first quarter of fiscal 2022.
  • Operating cash flow for the first quarter was $1.01 billion. Free cash flow for the first quarter was $899 million.
  • RPO for the first quarter totaled $11.56 billion, up 5% year-over-year.

“We are focused on accelerating growth of our subscription and SaaS portfolio as we provide customers the flexibility and choice they seek,” said Raghu Raghuram, CEO, VMware. “In this multi-cloud environment, we are committed to delivering a comprehensive technology platform spanning critical customer requirements for our hundreds of thousands of customers who trust our software as the foundation for their most critical applications.”

“In the quarter, we saw continued progress with our subscription and SaaS go-to-market motion, which resulted in a higher-than-expected mix versus our license offerings in total revenue,” said Zane Rowe executive vice president and CFO, VMware.

Business Highlights & Strategic Announcements

  • Google Cloud and VMware expanded their partnership to help customers accelerate application modernization and cloud transformation. Customers will now be able to use the VMware Cloud Universal program to take advantage of Google Cloud VMware Engine, gaining greater financial flexibility, choice and the ability to accelerate their cloud migrations and modernize their enterprise applications in Google Cloud.
  • VMware expanded the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative with new partners, as well as new cloud-native, developer-centric capabilities that bring more value to all VMware Cloud provider offerings. The VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative helps customers identify and engage with trusted national or regional cloud service providers to meet their unique sovereign cloud requirements.
  • Deloitte and VMware created the Deloitte VMware Distributed Cloud (DVDC) practice to help clients transform their businesses and the industries they serve by more effectively implementing and utilizing distributed cloud architectures.
  • DISH will trial VMware’s RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) as the platform on top of which RAN applications will run. The RIC is a new layer of software that makes the RAN a software platform programmable and accessible by developers. Through the RIC, ISVs and developers can build exciting new applications enabling a dynamic new marketplace for new consumer and business applications.
  • VMware was recognized for its continued Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leadership and sustainability initiatives with inclusion on Barron’s list of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies in 2022 and on the Clean 200 list for the third consecutive year.
  • VMware was named by Forbes to its list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2022 for the fourth consecutive year. VMware ranked number two on the overall list—and was the top ranked technology company—among the 500 employers Forbes ranked most dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • VMware was recognized by Newsweek in its first annual ranking of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies. VMware was ranked fourth in the software and telecommunications category.

Entry into Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Broadcom

VMware’s results are provided in conjunction with today’s announcement that VMware has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Broadcom Inc. Please refer to today’s announcement entitled, “Broadcom to Acquire VMware for Approximately $61 Billion in Cash and Stock,” available on news.vmware.com.

Due to the Company’s pending acquisition by Broadcom, the Company is canceling its May 26 conference call and webcast to discuss its fiscal year 2023 first quarter financial results. Additionally, VMware will not be providing financial guidance for Q2 2023 and is suspending its financial guidance for the full fiscal year 2023.

1 Our annual estimated tax rate is based upon, among other things, current tax law regarding the impacts of Internal Revenue Code Section 174 (“Section 174”) research and development expense capitalization, which became effective beginning VMware’s fiscal 2023. Although the U.S. Congress continues to consider various legislative options that would defer the amortization requirement to later years, which were considered in our full year guidance provided on February 28, 2022, the financial results for the three months ended April 29, 2022 reflect the impact of the tax law in effect as of April 29, 2022. The provided estimated tax adjustment range in the table accompanying this release reflects the non-GAAP adjustment we would expect should the capitalization provisions of Section 174 be deferred or repealed with effect for fiscal 2023.

About VMware

VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a trusted foundation to accelerate innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda. For more information, please visit vmware.com/company.

Additional Information

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VMware and VMware Sovereign Cloud are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective organizations.

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.”

Annual Recurring Revenue (“ARR”)

ARR is an operating measure VMware uses to assess the strength of the Company’s subscription and SaaS offerings. ARR is a performance metric and should be viewed independently of, and not as a substitute for or combined with, revenue and unearned revenue. ARR represents the annualized value of VMware’s committed customer subscription and SaaS contracts as of the end of the reporting period, assuming any contract that expires during the next 12 months is renewed on its existing terms, except that, for consumption-based subscription and SaaS offerings, ARR represents the annualized quarterly revenue based on revenue recognized for the current reporting period

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the expected benefits to customers and partners of VMware’s strategy and offerings, as well as the announced proposed acquisition of VMware by Broadcom. 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: (1) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on VMware’s operations, financial condition, VMware’s customers, the business environment and global and regional economies; (2) the ability of VMware to adapt its offerings, business operations and go-to-market activities to changes in how customers consume information technology resources, such as through subscription and SaaS offerings; (3) the effect of the spin-off from Dell and changes in VMware’s and Dell’s commercial relationships and go-to-market and technology collaborations on VMware’s ability to maintain relationships with its customers, suppliers and on VMware’s operating results and business generally; (4) changes to VMware’s and Dell’s respective financial conditions and strategic directions that could adversely impact their commercial relationship and collaborations; (5) the continued risk of litigation and regulatory actions; (6) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (7) delays or reductions in consumer, government and information technology spending; (8) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the industries in which VMware competes, as well as new product and marketing initiatives by VMware’s competitors; (9) rapid technological changes in the virtualization software and cloud, end user, edge security and mobile computing and telecom industries; (10) the uncertainty of VMware’s customers’ acceptance of and ability to transition to emerging technologies and new offerings and computing strategies in the industries in which VMware competes; (11) VMware’s ability to enter into, maintain and extend strategically effective partnerships, collaborations and alliances; (12) VMware’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; (13) changes to product and services development timelines; (14) risks associated with cyber-attacks, information security and data privacy; (15) disruptions resulting from key management changes; (16) risks associated with international sales, such as fluctuating currency exchange rates and increased trade barriers; (17) changes in VMware’s financial condition; (18) the effect of the proposed acquisition on VMware’s ability to maintain relationships with customers and partners, operating results and business; (19) business disruption following the announcement of the proposed transaction, including disruption of current plans and operations; (20) difficulties in retaining and hiring key personnel and employees due to the proposed acquisition and business combination; (21) the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to consummation of the proposed acquisition; (22) outcome of any legal proceedings related to the proposed transaction; (23) the ability to consummate the proposed acquisition on a timely basis or at all; (24) the ability to implement plans, forecasts and other expectations with respect to the business after the completion of the proposed transaction and realize synergies; and (25) other business effects, including those related to industry, market, economic, political, regulatory and global health conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, 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 VMware’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8- K that VMware 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.

VMware, Inc.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(amounts in millions, except per share amounts, and shares in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

April 29,

April 30,

 

2022

2021

Revenue:

 

 

License

$

572

 

$

646

 

Subscription and SaaS

 

899

 

 

741

 

Services

 

1,617

 

 

1,607

 

Total revenue

 

3,088

 

 

2,994

 

Operating expenses(1):

 

 

Cost of license revenue

 

35

 

 

37

 

Cost of subscription and SaaS revenue

 

192

 

 

157

 

Cost of services revenue

 

375

 

 

337

 

Research and development

 

774

 

 

708

 

Sales and marketing

 

1,053

 

 

959

 

General and administrative

 

251

 

 

236

 

Realignment

 

 

 

1

 

Operating income

 

408

 

 

559

 

Investment income

 

1

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

(71

)

 

(50

)

Other income (expense), net

 

(10

)

 

(23

)

Income before income tax

 

328

 

 

486

 

Income tax provision

 

86

 

 

61

 

Net income

$

242

 

$

425

 

Net income per weighted-average share, basic

$

0.58

 

$

1.01

 

Net income per weighted-average share, diluted

$

0.57

 

$

1.01

 

Weighted-average shares, basic

 

420,586

 

 

419,116

 

Weighted-average shares, diluted

 

422,987

 

 

422,038

 

__________

 

 

(1) Includes stock-based compensation as follows:

 

 

Cost of subscription and SaaS revenue

$

5

 

$

5

 

Cost of services revenue

 

23

 

 

25

 

Research and development

 

132

 

 

127

 

Sales and marketing

 

83

 

 

75

 

General and administrative

 

40

 

 

31

 

 

VMware, Inc.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(amounts in millions, except per share amounts, and shares in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

April 29,

January 28,

 

2022

2022

ASSETS

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

3,719

 

$

3,614

 

Short-term investments

 

 

 

19

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $11 and $10

 

1,620

 

 

2,297

 

Due from related parties

 

638

 

 

1,438

 

Other current assets

 

666

 

 

598

 

Total current assets

 

6,643

 

 

7,966

 

Property and equipment, net

 

1,492

 

 

1,461

 

Deferred tax assets

 

5,948

 

 

5,906

 

Intangible assets, net

 

651

 

 

714

 

Goodwill

 

9,598

 

 

9,598

 

Due from related parties

 

197

 

 

199

 

Other assets

 

2,905

 

 

2,832

 

Total assets

$

27,434

 

$

28,676

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

Accounts payable

$

204

 

$

234

 

Accrued expenses and other

 

2,276

 

 

2,806

 

Unearned revenue

 

6,296

 

 

6,479

 

Due to related parties

 

116

 

 

132

 

Total current liabilities

 

8,892

 

 

9,651

 

Long-term debt

 

11,926

 

 

12,671

 

Unearned revenue

 

4,570

 

 

4,743

 

Income tax payable

 

241

 

 

242

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

927

 

 

927

 

Due to related parties

 

911

 

 

909

 

Other liabilities

 

378

 

 

409

 

Total liabilities

 

27,845

 

 

29,552

 

Contingencies

 

 

Stockholders’ deficit:

 

 

Class A common stock, par value $0.01; authorized 2,500,000 shares; issued and outstanding 420,517 and 418,808 shares

 

4

 

 

4

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

227

 

 

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(9

)

 

(5

)

Accumulated deficit

 

(633

)

 

(875

)

Total stockholders’ deficit

 

(411

)

 

(876

)

Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit

$

27,434

 

$

28,676

 

 

VMware, Inc.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

April 29,

April 30,

 

2022

2021

Operating activities:

 

 

Net income

$

242

 

$

425

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

288

 

 

269

 

Stock-based compensation

 

283

 

 

263

 

Deferred income taxes, net

 

(43

)

 

(48

)

(Gain) loss on equity securities and disposition of assets, net

 

(9

)

 

36

 

Other

 

3

 

 

1

 

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

675

 

 

395

 

Other current assets and other assets

 

(244

)

 

(161

)

Due from related parties

 

801

 

 

685

 

Accounts payable

 

(28

)

 

65

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

(665

)

 

(630

)

Income taxes payable

 

74

 

 

80

 

Unearned revenue

 

(357

)

 

(114

)

Due to related parties

 

(15

)

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

1,005

 

 

1,266

 

Investing activities:

 

 

Additions to property and equipment

 

(106

)

 

(70

)

Sales of investments in equity securities

 

20

 

 

8

 

Purchases of strategic investments

 

(8

)

 

 

Proceeds from disposition of assets

 

6

 

 

 

Business combinations, net of cash acquired, and purchases of intangible assets

 

(3

)

 

(10

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(91

)

 

(72

)

Financing activities:

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

 

119

 

 

131

 

Repayment of term loan

 

(750

)

 

 

Repurchase of common stock

 

(89

)

 

(371

)

Shares repurchased for tax withholdings on vesting of restricted stock

 

(94

)

 

(56

)

Principal payments on finance lease obligations

 

(1

)

 

(1

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(815

)

 

(297

)

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

99

 

 

897

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of the period

 

3,663

 

 

4,770

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of the period

$

3,762

 

$

5,667

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

 

 

Cash paid for interest

$

80

 

$

46

 

Cash paid for taxes, net

 

69

 

 

38

 

Non-cash items:

 

 

Changes in capital additions, accrued but not paid

$

(7

)

$

3

 

 

VMware, Inc.

GROWTH IN REVENUE PLUS SEQUENTIAL CHANGE IN UNEARNED REVENUE

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

Growth in Total Revenue Plus Sequential Change in Unearned Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

April 29,

 

April 30,

 

2022

 

2021

Total revenue, as reported

$

3,088

 

 

$

2,994

 

Sequential change in unearned revenue(1)

 

(356

)

 

 

(114

)

Total revenue plus sequential change in unearned revenue

$

2,732

 

 

$

2,880

 

Change (%) over prior year, as reported

 

(5

) %

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growth in License and Subscription and SaaS Revenue Plus Sequential Change in Unearned License and Subscription and SaaS Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

April 29,

 

April 30,

 

2022

 

2021

Total license and subscription and SaaS revenue, as reported

$

1,471

 

 

$

1,387

 

Sequential change in unearned license and subscription and SaaS revenue(2)

 

3

 

 

 

67

 

Total license and subscription and SaaS revenue plus sequential change in unearned license and subscription and SaaS revenue

$

1,474

 

 

$

1,454

 

Change (%) over prior year, as reported

 

1

%

 

 

__________

 

 

 

(1) Consists of the change in total unearned revenue from the preceding quarter. Total unearned revenue consists of current and non-current unearned revenue amounts presented in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

(2) Consists of the change in unearned license and subscription and SaaS revenue from the preceding quarter.

REMAINING PERFORMANCE OBLIGATIONS

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

Growth in Remaining Performance Obligations

 

 

 

 

 

April 29,

 

April 30,

 

2022

 

2021

Remaining performance obligations(3)

$

11,556

 

 

$

11,032

Change (%) over prior year

 

5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remaining performance obligations, current(4)

$

6,563

 

 

$

6,164

Change (%) over prior year

 

6

%

 

 

__________

 

 

 

(3) Remaining performance obligations represent the aggregate amount of the transaction price in contracts allocated to performance obligations not delivered, or partially undelivered, as of the end of the reporting period. Remaining performance obligations include unearned revenue, multi-year contracts with future installment payments and certain unfulfilled orders against accepted customer contracts at the end of any given period.

(4) Current remaining performance obligations represent the amount expected to be recognized as revenue over the next twelve months.

VMware, Inc.

SUPPLEMENTAL UNEARNED REVENUE SCHEDULE

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 29,

January 28,

October 29,

July 30,

April 30,

January 29,

 

2022

2022

2021

2021

2021

2021

Unearned revenue as reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

License

$

20

$

19

$

17

$

20

$

16

$

15

Subscription and SaaS

 

2,671

 

2,669

 

2,238

 

2,208

 

2,064

 

1,998

Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software maintenance

 

6,877

 

7,208

 

6,773

 

6,916

 

6,957

 

7,092

Professional services

 

1,298

 

1,326

 

1,205

 

1,194

 

1,163

 

1,209

Total unearned revenue

$

10,866

$

11,222

$

10,233

$

10,338

$

10,200

$

10,314

VMware, Inc.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP DATA

For the Three Months Ended April 29, 2022

(amounts in millions, except per share amounts, and shares in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP

Stock-Based
Compensation

Employer
Payroll Taxes
on Employee
Stock Transactions

Intangible
Amortization

Acquisition,
Disposition
and Other
Items

Tax
Adjustment(1)

Non-GAAP
As Adjusted(2)

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of license revenue

$

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

(10

)

 

 

 

 

$

24

 

Cost of subscription and SaaS revenue

$

192

 

 

(5

)

 

 

 

(37

)

 

 

 

 

$

150

 

Cost of services revenue

$

375

 

 

(23

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

352

 

Research and development

$

774

 

 

(132

)

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

$

639

 

Sales and marketing

$

1,053

 

 

(83

)

 

(2

)

 

(17

)

 

 

 

 

$

954

 

General and administrative

$

251

 

 

(40

)

 

 

 

 

 

(13

)

 

 

$

198

 

Operating income

$

408

 

 

283

 

 

2

 

 

66

 

 

13

 

 

 

$

771

 

Operating margin(2)

 

13.2

%

 

9.2

%

 

0.1

%

 

2.1

%

 

0.4

%

 

 

 

25.0

%

Other income (expense), net(3)

$

(10

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(9

)

 

 

$

(19

)

Income before income tax

$

328

 

 

283

 

 

2

 

 

66

 

 

4

 

 

 

$

682

 

Income tax provision

$

86

 

 

 

 

 

 

54

 

$

140

 

Tax rate(2)

 

26.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.5

%

Net income

$

242

 

 

283

 

 

2

 

 

66

 

 

4

 

 

(54

)

$

542

 

Net income per weighted-average share, diluted(2)(4)

$

0.57

 

$

0.67

 

$

 

$

0.16

 

$

0.01

 

$

(0.13

)

$

1.28

 

__________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Non-GAAP financial information for the quarter is adjusted for a tax rate equal to our annual estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income. This rate is based on our estimated annual GAAP income tax rate forecast, adjusted to account for items excluded from GAAP income in calculating the non-GAAP financial measures presented above as well as significant tax adjustments. Our estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income is determined annually and may be adjusted during the year to take into account events or trends that we believe materially impact the estimated annual rate including, but not limited to, significant changes resulting from tax legislation, material changes in the geographic mix of revenue and expenses, changes to our corporate structure and other significant events. Due to the differences in the tax treatment of items excluded from non-GAAP earnings, as well as the methodology applied to our estimated annual tax rates as described above, our estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income may differ from our GAAP tax rate and from our actual tax liabilities.

(2) Totals may not sum, due to rounding. Operating margin, tax rate and net income per weighted average share information are calculated based upon the respective underlying, non-rounded data.

(3) Non-GAAP adjustment to other income (expense), net includes gains or losses on investments in equity securities, whether realized or unrealized.

(4) Calculated based upon 422,987 diluted weighted-average shares of common stock.

VMware, Inc.

SUPPLEMENTAL RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP DATA

For the Three Months Ended April 29, 2022

(amounts in millions, except per share amounts, and shares in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP

 

Tax Adjustment (1)

 

Non-GAAP
As Adjusted

 

Estimated Tax
Adjustment
Excluding Section
174 Impact (2)

 

Non-GAAP As
Adjusted

Excluding Section
174 Impact (3)

Income before income tax

$

328

 

 

 

 

$

682

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

682

 

Income tax provision

$

86

 

 

$

54

 

$

140

 

 

$

(27

)

-

(34

)

 

$

113

-

106

 

Tax rate (4)

 

26.1

%

 

 

 

 

20.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.5

-

15.5

%

Net income

$

242

 

 

 

 

$

542

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

569

-

576

 

Net income per weighted-average share, diluted (4)(5)

$

0.57

 

 

 

 

$

1.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

1.35

-

1.36

 

__________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Non-GAAP financial information for the quarter is adjusted for a tax rate equal to our annual estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income. This rate is based on our estimated annual GAAP income tax rate forecast, adjusted to account for items excluded from GAAP income in calculating the non-GAAP financial measures presented above as well as significant tax adjustments. Our estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income is determined annually and may be adjusted during the year to take into account events or trends that we believe materially impact the estimated annual rate including, but not limited to, significant changes resulting from tax legislation, material changes in the geographic mix of revenue and expenses, changes to our corporate structure and other significant events. Due to the differences in the tax treatment of items excluded from non-GAAP earnings, as well as the methodology applied to our estimated annual tax rates as described above, our estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income may differ from our GAAP tax rate and from our actual tax liabilities.

(2) Our annual estimated tax rate is based upon, among other things, current tax law regarding the impacts of Internal Revenue Code Section 174 (“Section 174”) research and development expense capitalization, which became effective beginning in VMware’s fiscal 2023. Although the U.S. Congress is considering various legislative options that would defer the capitalization requirement to later years and such possible deferral was considered in our full year guidance provided on February 28, 2022, the financial results for the three months ended April 29, 2022 reflect the impact of the tax law in effect as of April 29, 2022. The provided estimated tax adjustment range reflects the non-GAAP adjustment we would expect should the capitalization provisions of Section 174 be deferred or repealed with effect for fiscal 2023.

(3) Represents the estimated non-GAAP results excluding the impact of Section 174 capitalization under the tax law in effect as of April 29, 2022.

(4) Totals may not sum, due to rounding. Tax rate and net income per weighted average share information are calculated based upon the respective underlying, non-rounded data.

(5) Calculated based upon 422,987 diluted weighted-average shares of common stock.

VMware, Inc.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP DATA

For the Three Months Ended April 30, 2021

(amounts in millions, except per share amounts, and shares in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP

Stock-Based
Compensation

Employer
Payroll Taxes
on Employee
Stock
Transactions

Intangible
Amortization

Realignment
Charges

Acquisition,
Disposition
and Other
Items

Tax
Adjustment(1)

Non-GAAP
As Adjusted(2)

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of license revenue

$

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

(11

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

26

 

Cost of subscription and SaaS revenue

$

157

 

 

(5

)

 

 

 

(42

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

109

 

Cost of services revenue

$

337

 

 

(25

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

312

 

Research and development

$

708

 

 

(127

)

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

578

 

Sales and marketing

$

959

 

 

(75

)

 

(1

)

 

(22

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

863

 

General and administrative

$

236

 

 

(31

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(22

)

 

 

$

183

 

Realignment

$

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

$

 

Operating income

$

559

 

 

263

 

 

1

 

 

77

 

 

1

 

 

22

 

 

 

$

923

 

Operating margin(2)

 

18.7

%

 

8.8

%

 

%

 

2.6

%

 

%

 

0.7

%

 

 

 

30.8

%

Other income (expense), net(3)

$

(23

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

$

12

 

Income before income tax

$

486

 

 

263

 

 

1

 

 

77

 

 

1

 

 

58

 

 

 

$

885

 

Income tax provision

$

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80

 

$

141

 

Tax rate(2)

 

12.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.0

%

Net income

$

425

 

 

263

 

 

1

 

 

77

 

 

1

 

 

58

 

 

(80

)

$

744

 

Net income per weighted-average share, diluted for Classes A and B(2)(4)

$

1.01

 

$

0.62

 

$

 

$

0.18

 

$

 

$

0.14

 

$

(0.19

)

$

1.76

 

__________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Non-GAAP financial information for the quarter is adjusted for a tax rate equal to our annual estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income. This rate is based on our estimated annual GAAP income tax rate forecast, adjusted to account for items excluded from GAAP income in calculating the non-GAAP financial measures presented above as well as significant tax adjustments. Our estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income is determined annually and may be adjusted during the year to take into account events or trends that we believe materially impact the estimated annual rate including, but not limited to, significant changes resulting from tax legislation, material changes in the geographic mix of revenue and expenses, changes to our corporate structure and other significant events. Due to the differences in the tax treatment of items excluded from non-GAAP earnings, as well as the methodology applied to our estimated annual tax rates as described above, our estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income may differ from our GAAP tax rate and from our actual tax liabilities.

(2) Totals may not sum, due to rounding. Operating margin, tax rate and net income per weighted average share information are calculated based upon the respective underlying, non-rounded data.

(3) Non-GAAP adjustment to other income (expense), net includes gains or losses on investments in equity securities, whether realized or unrealized.

(4) Calculated based upon 422,038 diluted weighted-average shares for Classes A and B.

VMware, Inc.

REVENUE BY TYPE

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

April 29,

April 30,

 

2022

2021

Revenue:

 

 

License

$

572

 

$

646

 

Subscription and SaaS

 

899

 

 

741

 

Total license and subscription and SaaS

 

1,471

 

 

1,387

 

Services:

 

 

Software maintenance

 

1,310

 

 

1,321

 

Professional services

 

307

 

 

286

 

Total services

 

1,617

 

 

1,607

 

Total revenue

$

3,088

 

$

2,994

 

Percentage of revenue:

 

 

License

 

18.5

%

 

21.6

%

Subscription and SaaS

 

29.1

%

 

24.7

%

Total license and subscription and SaaS

 

47.6

%

 

46.3

%

Services:

 

 

Software maintenance

 

42.4

%

 

44.1

%

Professional services

 

10.0

%

 

9.6

%

Total services

 

52.4

%

 

53.7

%

Total revenue

 

100.0

%

 

100.0

%

VMware, Inc.

REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

April 29,

April 30,

 

2022

2021

Revenue:

 

 

United States

$

1,518

 

$

1,466

 

International

 

1,570

 

 

1,528

 

Total revenue

$

3,088

 

$

2,994

 

Percentage of revenue:

 

 

United States

 

49.1

%

 

49.0

%

International

 

50.9

%

 

51.0

%

Total revenue

 

100.0

%

 

100.0

%

VMware, Inc.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

TO FREE CASH FLOWS

(A NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE)

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

April 29,

April 30,

 

2022

2021

GAAP cash flows from operating activities

$

1,005

 

$

1,266

 

Capital expenditures

 

(106

)

 

(70

)

Free cash flows

$

899

 

$

1,196

 

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To provide investors and others with additional information regarding VMware’s results, VMware has disclosed in this earnings release the following non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per diluted share and free cash flow. VMware has provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in this earnings release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. These non-GAAP financial measures, other than free cash flow, differ from GAAP in that they exclude stock-based compensation, employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions, amortization of acquired intangible assets, realignment charges, acquisition, disposition and other items, and discrete items that impacted our GAAP tax rate, each as discussed below. Our non-GAAP financial measures also reflect the application of our non-GAAP tax rate. Free cash flow differs from GAAP cash flow from operating activities with respect to the treatment of capital expenditures.

VMware’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for internal budgeting and forecasting purposes, for short- and long-term operating plans, to calculate bonus payments and to evaluate VMware’s financial performance, the performance of its individual functional groups and the ability of operations to generate cash. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures reflect VMware’s ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons and analysis of trends in VMware’s business, as they exclude charges and gains that are not reflective of ongoing operating results. Management also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating VMware’s operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies. Additionally, management believes information regarding free cash flow provides investors and others with an important perspective on the cash available to make strategic acquisitions and investments, to repurchase shares, to fund ongoing operations and to fund other capital expenditures.

Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors and others in assessing VMware’s operating performance due to the following factors:

  • Stock-based compensation. Stock-based compensation is generally fixed at the time the stock-based instrument is granted and amortized over a period of several years. Although stock-based compensation is an important aspect of the compensation of VMware’s employees and executives, the expense for the fair value of the stock-based instruments VMware utilizes may bear little resemblance to the actual value realized upon the vesting or future exercise of the related stock-based awards. Management believes it is useful to exclude stock-based compensation in order to better understand the long-term performance of VMware’s core business.
  • Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions. The amount of employer payroll taxes on stock-based compensation is dependent on VMware’s stock price and other factors that are beyond VMware’s control and do not correlate to the operation of the business.
  • Amortization of acquired intangible assets. A portion of the purchase price of VMware’s acquisitions is generally allocated to intangible assets, such as intellectual property, and is subject to amortization. However, VMware does not acquire businesses on a predictable cycle. Additionally, the amount of an acquisition’s purchase price allocated to intangible assets and the term of its related amortization can vary significantly and are unique to each acquisition. Therefore, VMware believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures that adjust for the amortization of intangible assets provides investors and others with a consistent basis for comparison across accounting periods.
  • Realignment charges. Realignment charges include workforce reductions, asset impairments, losses on asset disposals and costs to exit facilities. VMware’s management believes it is useful to exclude these items, when significant, as they are not reflective of VMware’s core business and operating results.
  • Acquisition, disposition and other items. As VMware does not acquire or dispose of businesses on a predictable cycle and the terms of each transaction can vary significantly and are unique to each transaction, VMware believes it is useful to exclude acquisition, disposition and other items when looking for a consistent basis for comparison across accounting periods. These items include:

– Direct costs of acquisitions and dispositions, such as transaction and advisory fees.

– Costs associated with integrating acquired businesses.

– Accruals for the portion of merger consideration payable in installments that may be paid in cash or VMware stock, at the option of VMware.

– Gains or losses on investments in equity securities, whether realized or unrealized.

– Charges recognized for non-recoverable strategic investments or gains recognized on the disposition of strategic investments.

– Gains or losses on sale or disposal of distinct lines of business or product offerings, or transactions with features similar to discontinued operations, including recoveries or charges recognized to adjust the fair value of assets that qualify as “held for sale.”

– Certain costs incurred related to VMware's spin-off from its former parent company, Dell Technologies Inc., completed on November 1, 2021, such as legal and advisory fees.

  • Tax adjustment. Non-GAAP financial information for the quarter is adjusted for a tax rate equal to VMware’s annual estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income. This rate is based on VMware’s estimated annual GAAP income tax rate forecast, adjusted to account for items excluded from GAAP income in calculating VMware’s non-GAAP income as well as significant tax adjustments. VMware’s estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income is determined annually and may be adjusted during the year to take into account events or trends that VMware management believes materially impact the estimated annual rate including, but not limited to, significant changes resulting from tax legislation, material changes in the geographic mix of revenue and expenses, changes to our corporate structure and other significant events. Due to the differences in the tax treatment of items excluded from non-GAAP earnings, as well as the methodology applied to VMware’s estimated annual tax rates as described above, the estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income may differ from the GAAP tax rate and from VMware’s actual tax liabilities.

Additionally, VMware’s management believes that the non-GAAP financial measure of free cash flow is meaningful to investors because management reviews cash flow generated from operations after taking into consideration capital expenditures due to the fact that these expenditures are considered to be a necessary component of ongoing operations.

The use of non-GAAP financial measures has certain limitations because they do not reflect all items of income and expense that affect VMware’s operations. Specifically, in the case of stock-based compensation, if VMware did not pay out a portion of its compensation in the form of stock-based compensation and related employer payroll taxes, the cash salary expense included in operating expenses would be higher, which would affect VMware’s cash position. VMware compensates for these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered measures of VMware’s liquidity. Further, these non-GAAP measures may differ from the non-GAAP information used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore comparability may be limited.

Management encourages investors and others to review VMware’s financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

Paul Ziots
VMware Investor Relations
pziots@vmware.com
650-427-3267

Michael Thacker
VMware Global PR
mthacker@vmware.com
650-427-4454

Source: VMware, Inc.