FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

VMware Q1 Results Beat Estimates, But Shares Tumble On Outlook

Shares of VMware, Inc. (VMW) tumbled 6 percent in extended trade Tuesday after the virtualization software maker forecast revenues for the second quarter below analysts' estimates. Nevertheless, the company's revenue and adjusted profit for the first quarter beat analysts' expectations.

License revenues for the quarter edged up 1 percent from the previous-year quarter to $488.23 million, while services revenues rose 23 percent to $703.24 million.

The Palo Alto, California-based company's first-quarter net income declined to $173.57 million or $0.40 per share from $191.44 million or $0.44 per share in the year-ago period.

The latest quarter's results included a realignment charge amounting to $62.88 million. Excluding this, adjusted earnings for the quarter was $319.05 million or $0.74 per share, compared to adjusted earnings of $287.35 million or $0.66 per share in the prior-year quarter.

On average, 40 analysts poll by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.70 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

Revenues for the quarter grew 13 percent to $1.19 billion from $1.06 billion in the same period last year. Analysts had a consensus revenue estimate of $1.18 billion.

Looking ahead to the second quarter, VMware forecasts revenues in the range of $1.21 billion to $1.24 billion, representing an increase of about 8 to 10 percent from the previous-year quarter. Analysts currently expect second-quarter revenues of $1.26 billion.

For fiscal 2013, the company forecasts revenues in a range of $5.12 billion to $5.24 billion, an increase of about 11 percent to 14 percent from the prior year. Analysts currently expect full-year revenues of $5.21 billion.

VMW closed Tuesday's regular session at $75.70, up $1.91 or 2.59 percent on a volume of 5.34 million shares. However, in after-hours, the stock declined $4.55 or 6.01 percent to $71.15.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Bond management titan Bill Gross has filed suit against his former employer, PIMCO, for breach of contract related to his ouster from the company. Gross is looking for damages of at least $200 million for forcing him out of the company, according to court filings. Gross claims that other managers conspired to push him out of the firm he co-founded in order to improve their own finances. Large U.S. companies are holding trillions of dollars overseas in an effort to avoid U.S. taxes, with big-name firms like Apple (AAPL), Pfizer (PFE) and PepsiCo (PEP) named as notable examples. This is the claim made by a pair of non-profit groups, who released a study based on the firms' financial statements. Alcoa Inc. (AA), the largest producer of aluminum in the US, Thursday reported a sharp decline in profit for the third quarter, as sales dropped 11 percent reflecting divestitures and currency headwinds. Both the earnings and revenues fell short of Wall Street analysts' estimates, sending its shares...
comments powered by Disqus
Trade VMW now with 
Follow RTT