VMware, Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. VMware shares (VMW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. VMware employs 32,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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VMware shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$160.74|
|52-week range||$126.79 - $172.00|
|50-day moving average||$156.77|
|200-day moving average||$152.52|
|Wall St. target price||$177.57|
|Dividend yield||N/A (17.59%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.95|
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VMware price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-21)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-01)||2.95%|
|3 months (2021-04-30)||-0.06%|
|6 months (2021-01-28)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-28)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-28)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-28)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-28)||N/A|
Is VMware under- or over-valued?
Valuing VMware stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of VMware's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
VMware's P/E ratio
VMware's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, VMware shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
VMware's PEG ratio
VMware's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4026. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into VMware's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
VMware's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a VMware's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$12 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||19.38%|
|Gross profit TTM||$9.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.09%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.84%|
|Market capitalisation||$64.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting VMware shares
There are currently 14.2 million VMware shares held short by investors – that's known as VMware's "short interest". This figure is 0.1% up from 14.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting VMware shares can be evaluated.
VMware's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
VMware's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of VMware shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of VMware shares traded daily (recently around 988965.12928022). VMware's SIR currently stands at 14.31. In other words for every 100,000 VMware shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14310 shares are currently held short.
However VMware's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of VMware shares, or, against the total number of tradable VMware shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case VMware's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 VMware shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.1781% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable VMware shares, roughly 178 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against VMware.
Find out more about how you can short VMware stock.
VMware's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like VMware.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
VMware's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 20.86
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and VMware's overall score of 20.86 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like VMware is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
VMware's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.78/100
VMware's environmental score of 5.78 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that VMware is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
VMware's social score
Social score: 15.73/100
VMware's social score of 15.73 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that VMware is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
VMware's governance score
Governance score: 11.86/100
VMware's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that VMware is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
VMware's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. VMware scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that VMware has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||20.86|
|Total ESG percentile||15.52|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||2|
VMware share dividends
We're not expecting VMware to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
VMware share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, VMware's shares have ranged in value from as little as $126.79 up to $172. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while VMware's is 0.9717. This would suggest that VMware's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
VMware, Inc. provides software in the areas of hybrid and multi-cloud, modern applications, networking, security, and digital workspaces in the United States and internationally. It offers VMware multi-cloud solutions, including VMware vSphere, a data center infrastructure that provides the fundamental compute layer and utilizes its hypervisor software, a layer of software that resides between the operating system and system hardware to enable compute virtualization; vSAN and VxRail, which offers holistic data storage and protection options to all applications running on vSphere; and vRealize Cloud Management solutions that manages hybrid and multi-cloud environments running in virtual machines and containers, as well as VMware Cloud Foundation, a hybrid cloud platform that combines its vSphere, vSAN, and NSX with vRealize Cloud Management into an integrated stack and delivers enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for private and public clouds. The company also provides networking solutions, such as VMware NSX, VMware Service-defined Firewall, VMware SD-WAN, VMware SASE, VMware vRealize Network Insight, and VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer; digital workspace solutions that comprise Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management, Access, and Horizon; and application modernization solutions, such as Tanzu Basic, standard, and advanced edition, Tanzu Application Service, and Tanzu Labs. In addition, it offers intrinsic security solutions consisting of VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint and Workload. The company sells its products through distributors, resellers, system vendors, and systems integrators. VMware, Inc.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of VMware is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 28.645% of VMware shares are held by insiders and 69.819% by institutions. How many people work for VMware?
Latest data suggests 32,300 work at VMware. When does the fiscal year end for VMware?
VMware's fiscal year ends in January. Where is VMware based?
VMware's address is: 3401 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, United States, 94304 What is VMware's ISIN number?
VMware's international securities identification number is: US9285634021 What is VMware's CUSIP number?
VMware's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 928563402
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