VMW Vmware

VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact.

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Patrick Gelsinger
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VMW stock data



26 Mar 21
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29 Jan 22
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Financial data from Vmware earnings reports.

Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
15 Apr 21 Brulard Jean Pierre Class A Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 160 1,304 208.64K 88,018
15 Apr 21 Sanjay Poonen Class A Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 160 13,384 2.14M 302,773
15 Apr 21 Sanjay Poonen Class A Common Stock Option exercise Aquire M No No 80.25 13,384 1.07M 316,157
15 Apr 21 Sanjay Poonen Stock Option (right-to-buy) Class A Common Stock Option exercise Dispose M No No 80.25 13,384 1.07M 0
14 Apr 21 Brulard Jean Pierre Class A Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 48,339 0 89,322
14 Apr 21 Rangarajan Class A Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 27,622 0 217,275
14 Apr 21 Amy Fliegelman Olli Class A Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 17,264 0 78,317
14 Apr 21 Zane Rowe Class A Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 56,971 0 176,872
14 Apr 21 Sanjay Poonen Class A Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 27,622 0 302,773

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

67.9% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 603 583 +3.4%
Opened positions 94 96 -2.1%
Closed positions 74 80 -7.5%
Increased positions 225 237 -5.1%
Reduced positions 189 161 +17.4%
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Current Prev Q Change
Total value 10.65B 11.07B -3.9%
Total shares 76.04M 74.95M +1.5%
Total puts 6.53M 4.03M +62.2%
Total calls 3.67M 2.97M +23.3%
Total put/call ratio 1.8 1.4 +31.5%
Largest owners
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BLK Blackrock 7.46M $1.05B +6.7%
Dodge & Cox 6.47M $907.68M +4.4%
Swedbank 5.1M $704.72M +20.1%
Vanguard 5.01M $702.94M +1.7%
Clearbridge Advisors 4.1M $574.48M -2.3%
Ubs Global Asset Management Americas 3.02M $423.26M -7.2%
Nordea Investment Management Ab 2.38M $334.32M +104.7%
First Trust Advisors 2.36M $330.52M +11.8%
BAC Bank Of America 2.26M $317.55M -15.6%
DB Deutsche Bank AG - Registered Shares 1.91M $267.98M +4.4%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Capital World Investors 0 -2.76M EXIT
Nordea Investment Management Ab 2.38M +1.22M +104.7%
FIL 1.65M +1.09M +193.9%
Swedbank 5.1M +855.56K +20.1%
Two Sigma Investments 1.1M +668.17K +155.9%
Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd, Zurich 161.29K -585.7K -78.4%
BLK Blackrock 7.46M +471.38K +6.7%
BAC Bank Of America 2.26M -418.42K -15.6%
Alliancebernstein 1.89M +399.89K +26.8%
Renaissance Technologies 100.35K -368.21K -78.6%

Financial report summary

  • A significant decrease in demand for our server virtualization products would adversely affect our operating results.
  • Our subscription and SaaS offerings, which constitute a growing portion of our business, and our initiatives to extend our data center virtualization and container platforms into the public cloud, involve various risks, including, among others, reliance on third-party providers for data center space and colocation services and on public cloud providers to prevent service disruptions.
  • Our success depends upon our ability to adapt our business and pricing models to a subscription and SaaS model appropriately.
  • We face intense competition that could adversely affect our operating results.
  • Our success depends increasingly on customer acceptance of our newer products and services.
  • Competition for our highly skilled employees is intense and costly, and our business and growth prospects may suffer if we cannot attract and retain them.
  • The loss of key management personnel could harm our business.
  • Our current research and development efforts may not produce significant revenue for several years, if at all.
  • Acquisitions and divestitures could materially harm our business and operating results.
  • Disruptions to our distribution channels, including our various routes to market through Dell, could harm our business.
  • The evolution of our business requires more complex go-to-market strategies, which involve significant risk.
  • We may not be able to respond to rapid technological changes with new solutions and services offerings.
  • We operate a global business that exposes us to additional risks.
  • Our success depends on the interoperability of our products and services with those of other companies.
  • Failure to effectively manage our product and service lifecycles could harm our business.
  • Our operating results may fluctuate significantly.
  • Adverse economic conditions may harm our business.
  • We have outstanding indebtedness in the form of unsecured notes and may incur other debt in the future, which may adversely affect our financial condition and future financial results.
  • Our operating results may be adversely impacted by exposure to additional tax liabilities and higher than expected tax rates.
  • Cybersecurity breaches of our systems or the systems of our vendors, partners and suppliers could materially harm our business.
  • Our products and services are highly technical and may contain or be subject to other suppliers’ errors, defects or security vulnerabilities.
  • Problems with our information systems could interfere with our business and could adversely impact our operations.
  • We are involved in litigation, investigations and regulatory inquiries and proceedings that could negatively affect us.
  • We may not be able to adequately protect our intellectual property rights.
  • Actual or perceived non-compliance with privacy and data protection laws, regulations and standards could adversely impact our business.
  • Our use of “open source” software in our products could negatively affect our ability to sell our products and subject us to litigation.
  • If we fail to comply with government contracting regulations, our business could be adversely affected.
  • Our relationship with Dell may adversely impact our business and stock price.
  • Dell has the ability to prevent us from taking actions that might be in our best interest.
  • Dell has the ability to prevent a change-in-control transaction and may sell control of VMware without benefiting other stockholders.
  • If Dell’s level of ownership significantly increases, Dell could unilaterally effect a merger of VMware into Dell without a vote of VMware stockholders or the VMware Board of Directors at a price per share that might not reflect a premium to then-current market prices.
  • We engage in related persons transactions with Dell that may divert our resources, create opportunity costs and prove to be unsuccessful.
  • Our business and Dell’s businesses overlap, and Dell may compete with us, which could reduce our market share.
  • Dell’s competition in certain markets may affect our ability to build and maintain partnerships.
  • We could be held liable for the tax liabilities of other members of Dell’s consolidated tax group, and compared to our historical results as a member of the EMC consolidated tax group, our tax liabilities may increase, fluctuate more widely and be less predictable.
  • We have limited ability to resolve favorably any disputes that arise between us and Dell.
  • Some of our directors have potential conflicts of interest with Dell.
  • We are a “controlled company” within the meaning of the New York Stock Exchange rules and, as a result, are relying on exemptions from certain corporate governance requirements that provide protection to stockholders of companies that are not “controlled companies.”
  • Dell’s ability to control our board of directors may make it difficult for us to recruit independent directors.
  • Our historical financial information as a majority-owned subsidiary may not be representative of the results of a completely independent public company.
  • Anti-takeover provisions in Delaware law and our charter documents could discourage takeover attempts.
  • We are exposed to foreign exchange risks.
  • If our goodwill or amortizable intangible assets become impaired, we may be required to record a significant charge to earnings.
  • If securities or industry analysts change their recommendations regarding our stock adversely, our stock price and trading volume could decline.
  • Changes in accounting principles and guidance could result in unfavorable accounting charges or effects.
  • Natural disasters, catastrophic events or geo-political conditions could disrupt our business.
  • Climate change may have a long-term negative impact on our business.
Management Discussion
  • Approximately 70% of our sales are denominated in the United States (“U.S.”) dollar. In certain countries, however, we also invoice and collect in various foreign currencies, principally euro, British pound, Japanese yen, Australian dollar, and Chinese renminbi. In addition, we incur and pay operating expenses in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. As a result, our financial statements, including our revenue, operating expenses, unearned revenue and the resulting cash flows derived from the U.S. dollar equivalent of foreign currency transactions, are affected by foreign exchange fluctuations.
  • Revenue from our subscription offerings consisted primarily of our VCPP cloud-based offerings that are billed to customers on a consumption basis and revenue from VMware Tanzu and other offerings that are billed on a subscription basis. Revenue from our SaaS offerings consisted primarily of our Unified Endpoint Management mobile solution within Workspace ONE, VMware Cloud on AWS, CloudHealth by VMware and VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud offerings, and newer SaaS offerings, such as VMware Carbon Black Cloud.
  • License revenue relating to the sale of on-premises licenses that are part of a multi-year contract is generally recognized upon delivery of the underlying license, whereas revenue derived from our subscription and SaaS offerings is generally recognized over time as customers consume the services or ratably over the term of the subscription, commencing upon provisioning of the service.
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