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How to buy VMware stock | $160.74

Learn how to easily invest in VMware stock.

VMware, Inc
NYSE: VMW - USD
SOFTWARE-INFRASTRUCTURE
$153.74
-$0.93 (-0.60%)

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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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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VMware stock price (NYSE: VMW)

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VMware shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
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
PE ratio 31.0649
Dividend yield N/A (17.59%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.95

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VMware price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $160.74 from 2021-05-26

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

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.

VMware financials

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%
Profit margin 17.44%
Book value $22.58
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

VMware, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.86
Total ESG percentile 15.52
Environmental score 5.78
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 15.73
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 11.86
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".

VMW.US volatility(beta: 0.97)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 overview

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.

Frequently asked questions

What 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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