VMware Reports Fiscal Year 2023 First Quarter Results

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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., May 26, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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

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