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How to buy VMware stock

Learn how to easily invest in VMware stock.

VMware Inc
- $1.01 ( - 0.88%)

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 37,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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VMware stock price (NYSE: VMW)

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VMware shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-25.
Latest market close$114.99
52-week range$91.53 - $137.67
50-day moving average $113.51
200-day moving average $123.99
Wall St. target price$141.42
PE ratio 30.4885
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.87

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VMware price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $114.99 from 2022-06-29

1 week (2022-06-24) -2.52%
1 month (2022-06-01) -11.14%
3 months (2022-04-01) 0.68%
6 months (2021-12-31) -0.77%
1 year (2021-07-01) -26.35%
2 years (2020-07-01) -24.89%
3 years (2019-07-01) 168.77
5 years (2017-06-30) 31.52%

Is VMware stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 30x. In other words, VMware shares trade at around 30x 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 1.0231. 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.

VMware financials

Revenue TTM $12.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.76%
Gross profit TTM $10.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.11%
Return on equity TTM 36.21%
Profit margin 12.65%
Book value $24.37
Market capitalisation $49.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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


Dividend payout ratio: 4.05% of net profits

Recently VMware has paid out, on average, around 4.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), VMware shareholders could enjoy a 0% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In VMware's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.

While VMware's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that VMware is investing more in its future growth.

VMware's most recent dividend payout was on 31 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

VMware share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, VMware's shares have ranged in value from as little as $91.53 up to $137.6657. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VMW.US volatility(beta: 0.81)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 0.8122. This would suggest that VMware's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

VMware overview

VMware, Inc. provides software solutions in the areas of modern applications, cloud management and infrastructure, 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; vSAN and VxRail, which offers holistic data storage and protection options to 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 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, NSX Distributed and Gateway Firewalls, NSX Network Detection and Response Engine, NSX Advanced Load Balancer, Tanzu Service Mesh, and VMware SASE; security solutions consisting of VMware Carbon Black Endpoint, Workload, and Container; and digital workspace solutions comprising Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management, Access, Intelligent Hub, and Horizon. In addition, it offers application modernization solutions, such as Tanzu Application and Operations Platform, Tanzu Application Service Platform, Tanzu Observability, Tanzu Community Edition, and Tanzu Labs; and cloud management solutions, including vRealize Cloud Management, vCloud Suite, and CloudHealth by VMware Suite. 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 37.038% of VMware shares are held by insiders and 49.194% by institutions.
How many people work for VMware?
Latest data suggests 37,500 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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