München/Palo Alto – 27. Januar 2016: VMware, führendes Unternehmen für Cloud Infrastrukturen und Unternehmensmobilität, gibt die Finanzzahlen für das vierte Quartal und das Geschäftsjahr 2015 bekannt.
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“VMware’s Q4 2015 was a solid finish to 2015," said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. “We were especially pleased with the growth across our portfolio of emerging products and businesses, including NSX, End-User Computing and Virtual SAN. All of these businesses demonstrated strong growth in both Q4 and for the full year, underscoring the momentum we expect to continue into 2016.”
"Our Q4 and 2015 results met or exceeded our revenue and operating margin expectations for the quarter and the year," said Jonathan Chadwick, chief financial officer, chief operating officer and executive vice president, VMware. “We are seeing the results of our product transitions and have positive momentum with our newer solutions heading into 2016.”
VMware also announced a restructuring and realignment of approximately 800 roles and plans to take a GAAP charge estimated to be between $55 million and $65 million related to this action over the course of the first half of 2016. The company plans to reinvest the associated savings in field, technical and support resources associated with growth products.
In addition, Jonathan Chadwick, VMware’s chief financial officer, chief operating officer and executive vice president, has decided to leave VMware and expand his advisory roles, working with a number of companies as a non-executive board member. VMware has appointed Zane Rowe as the company’s new chief financial officer and executive vice president. Rowe brings a wealth of executive experience from prior leadership roles at Apple, United Airlines, Continental Airlines and most recently as CFO of EMC. Rowe will assume the CFO role on March 1, 2016.
Recent Highlights & Strategic Announcements
The company will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. PT/ 5:00 p.m. ET to review financial results and business outlook. A live web broadcast of the event will be available on the VMware investor relations website at http://ir.vmware.com. Slides will accompany the web broadcast. The replay of the webcast and slides will be available on the website for two months. In addition, six quarters of historical data for revenues, which include year-over-year comparisons, will also be made available at http://ir.vmware.com in conjunction with the conference call.
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.”
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding continued momentum of emerging products and business in 2016, the amount and timing of the expected charges and cash expenditures related to the announced restructuring plan, the timing of the CFO transition and the annual bookings run rate forecast of specified businesses. 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, government and information technology spending; (iii) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization software and cloud, end user and mobile computing industries, and new product and marketing initiatives by VMware’s competitors; (iv) VMware’s customers’ ability to transition to new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing, desktop virtualization and the software defined data center; (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vi) changes in the willingness of customers to enter into longer term licensing and support arrangements; (vii) rapid technological changes in the virtualization software and cloud, end user and mobile computing industries; (viii) changes to product and service development timelines; (ix) VMware’s relationship with EMC Corporation and EMC’s ability to control matters requiring stockholder approval, including the election of VMware’s board members and matters relating to EMC’s investment in VMware, and any changes that Dell may implement following the completion of the Dell-EMC merger; (x) VMware’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; (xi) VMware’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xii) the unsuccessful integration of acquired companies and assets into VMware; (xiii) disruptions to VMware’s business resulting from the pendency of EMC’s acquisition by Dell and the potential for loss of VMware customers due to uncertainty that the Dell-EMC transaction could have on VMware’s business; (xiv)the potential negative impact on VMware’s stock price due to any confusion or uncertainty caused by the VMware tracking stock that is expected to be issued by Dell to EMC stockholders in the transaction; (xv) disruptions resulting from key management changes; (xvi) pending or future stockholder litigation related to the Dell-EMC transaction, (xvii) VMware’s ability to implement the workforce reductions and other components of the plan in various geographies; and (xviii) possible changes in the size and components of the expected restructuring charges and cash expenditures. 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 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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