|To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (341)||4/14/2021 5:38:56 PM|
|From: Glenn Petersen|
|Dell jumps as it unveils VMware stock spinoff plan|
PUBLISHED WED, APR 14 20214:41 PM EDT
UPDATED WED, APR 14 20215:12 PM EDT
Jordan Novet @JORDANNOVET
-- Dell will proceed with a plan to spin off shares of VMware in a deal that should happen in the fourth quarter.
-- Dell shares rose as much as 9% in extended trading on Wednesday after the company announced its plan.The move should help Dell pay down debt.
-- VMware has been somewhat constrained by Dell’s ownership to work with outside partners.
Dell shares rose as much as 9% in extended trading on Wednesday after the company announced its plan to proceed with the spinoff of its 81% ownership of enterprise software maker VMware. The deal should close in the fourth quarter of 2021.
The move isn’t a surprise. Dell is moving forward with a process it has long considered as a means of paying down its debt.
VMware will collectively distribute a cash dividend worth $11.5 billion to $12 billion to shareholders, including Dell, Dell said in a statement. Dell will receive $9.3 billion to $9.7 billion, which will position it well for investment grade ratings, the company said. Dell currently has a BB+ credit rating from S&P Global, giving the company a speculative grade, according to S&P Capital IQ.
When the deal closes, Dell shareholders will receive 0.44 shares of VMware stock for each Dell share, although the ratio could vary. VMware stock will take on a single-class structure after the deal as VMware class B shares become class A shares. Dell and VMware will continue a commercial relationship.
“We felt like this was beneficial for our shareholders because it eliminates a dual-class share structure, and it allows us to operate in broadened ecosystem,” VMware Chief Financial Officer Zane Rowe said in an interview.
Last year, Dell said it was considering a spinoff and that any deal would not happen before September 2021. CNBC reported last year that Silver Lake and other Dell shareholders supported the idea, partly for tax reasons.
Dell took on considerable debt through its 2016 acquisition of data storage hardware maker EMC, which acquired VMware in 2004 and later floated a small stake in the company in an initial public offering.
“After a comprehensive review of potential strategic options, both parties determined that this transaction will simplify capital structures and create additional long-term enterprise value,” Dell said.
Pat Gelsinger, who had continued to run VMware through the Dell acquisition, in February left VMware to run Intel, where he had formerly been a top executive. VMware shares moved 1% higher after Wednesday’s announcement.
VMware has been somewhat constrained to work with other companies due to Dell’s large ownership. Operating as an independent company will give VMware “more opportunities to have more partnerships with different companies,” Rowe said.
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|To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (343)||8/26/2021 7:18:45 PM|
|From: Glenn Petersen|
|VMW is on track to become independent by the end of July.|
VMware reports solid Q2 results with subscription and SaaS sales up 23%
The virtualization company published results slightly ahead of expectations, with strong growth in multi-cloud and modern applications businesses, along with End-User Computing.
By Stephanie Condon for Between the Lines |
August 26, 2021 -- 20:33 GMT (13:33 PDT) | Topic: Virtualization
VMware on Thursday published second quarter financial results that came in slightly ahead of market expectations.
The results, CFO Zane Rowe said in a statement, reflect strong year-over-year product bookings growth in major categories. That includes VMware's multi-cloud and modern applications businesses, along with End-User Computing.
The company's non-GAAP net income for the second quarter was $739 million, or $1.75 per diluted share. Revenue in Q2 was $3.14 billion, an increase of 9% from the second quarter of fiscal 2021.
Mware,Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.64 per share on revenue of $3.1 billion.
"Our customers are evolving their strategies from a 'cloud first' to a 'cloud smart' philosophy where they are picking the right clouds and cloud services for the right workload, and turning to a multi-cloud environment," CEO Raghu Raghuram said in a statement. "We are delivering the multi-cloud platform for all applications, enabling the digital innovation and enterprise control that our customers need to accelerate their businesses today and in the future."
Raghuram took the helm as VMware's new chief executive on June 1, six months after Pat Gelsinger's departure to Intel. Prior to that, Raghuram was chief operating officer of products and cloud services for VMware.
Meanwhile, VMware and parent company Dell Technologies are in the process of splitting into two independent companies. The long rumored spin-off was formally announced by Dell Technologies in April, and it's on track to be completed by November.
Breaking down the Q2 results, services revenue came to $1.62 billion, while license revenue was $738 million.
Subscription and SaaS revenue came to $776 million, an increase of 23% year-over-year. Subscription and SaaS annual recurring revenue (ARR) for the second quarter was $3.15 billion, an increase of 26% year-over-year.
Subscription and SaaS accounted for 24.7% of total revenue.
Non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $924 million, a decrease of 3% from a year prior.
Operating cash flow in Q2 was $864 million. Free cash flow was $777 million.
For the third quarter, VMware expects revenue of $3.12 billion.
VMware reports solid Q2 results with subscription and SaaS sales up 23% | ZDNet
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|From: Glenn Petersen||11/1/2021 4:50:59 AM|
|VMware is finally independent.|
Dell Technologies Announces Distribution Ratio for VMware Spin-Off Special Dividend
Fri, October 29, 2021, 8:50 PM·6 min read
ROUND ROCK, Texas, Oct. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) announces the final distribution ratio for the special dividend of its shares of VMware, Inc. Class A common stock and Class B common stock to Dell Technologies stockholders is .440626. Accordingly, Dell Technologies stockholders will receive .440626 of a share of VMware Class A common stock for each share of Dell Technologies common stock held as of 5:00 p.m. ET on October 29, 2021. Each share of VMware Class B common stock will be converted into one share of VMware Class A common stock in connection with the distribution and prior to the receipt by Dell Technologies' stockholders of such shares. Dell Technologies stockholders will receive cash in lieu of any fractional shares of VMware Class A common stock.
The distribution is expected to be completed on November 1, 2021, following the satisfaction of certain closing conditions.
Information about the foregoing matters and other information can be found in the company's current report on Form 8-K furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Dell Technologies Announces Distribution Ratio for VMware Spin-Off Special Dividend (yahoo.com)
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