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How to buy VMware (VMW) stocks in Ireland

Learn how to easily invest in VMware stocks.

VMware Inc
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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 USD$12.6 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted VMware's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, VMware's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $124.21, which is 22.31% down on its pre-crash value of $159.87 and 44.43% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $86.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of VMware stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $708.46 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $832.21.

Is it a good time to buy VMware stock?

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VMware shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$124.21
52-week range$107.05 - $141.09
50-day moving average $119.32
200-day moving average $146.33
Wall St. target price$150.11
PE ratio 26.3324
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.78

VMware stock price (NYSE:VMW)

Use our graph to track the performance of VMW stocks over time.

VMware price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $124.21 from 2022-01-19

1 week (2022-01-13) 0.66%
1 month (2021-12-21) 7.19%
3 months (2021-10-21) -24.58%
6 months (2021-07-21) -20.54%
1 year (2021-01-21) -7.37%
2 years (2020-01-17) -17.94%
3 years (2019-01-18) 147.66
5 years (2017-01-20) 50.30%

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 26x. In other words, VMware shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

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 0.9679. 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 $3 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 $12.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.36%
Gross profit TTM $9.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.84%
Return on equity TTM 21.66%
Profit margin 16.05%
Book value $24.37
Market capitalisation $52.8 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.

VMware share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 3.68% of net profits

Recently VMware has paid out, on average, around 3.68% 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 $N/A 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 $107.0451 up to $141.0862. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VMW.US volatility(beta: 0.92)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 0.9184. 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.

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