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VMware, Inc. (VMW)
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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Unmoderated
Vmware, Inc. (stock symbol: VMW), a subsidiary of EMC and self-described as the “leading provider of virtualization solutions,” is scheduled to go public on August 14, 2007. The company has registered 33 million shares for sale in a range of $23 to $25 per share. After the offering is completed, EMC will still control 98% of the voting shares of the company.

Company website: vmware.com

SEC filings: sec.gov

From the Company’s S-1, filed July 27, 2007:

“We are the leading provider of virtualization solutions. Our virtualization solutions represent a pioneering approach to computing that separates the operating system and application software from the underlying hardware to achieve significant improvements in efficiency, availability, flexibility and manageability. Our solutions enable organizations to aggregate multiple servers, storage infrastructure and networks together into shared pools of capacity that can be allocated dynamically, securely and reliably to applications as needed, increasing hardware utilization and reducing spending. We believe that the market opportunity for our virtualization solutions is large and expanding, with 24.6 million x86 servers and 489.7 million business client PCs installed worldwide as of December 2006. Our customer base includes 100% of the Fortune 100 and over 84% of the Fortune 1,000. Our customer base for our server solutions has grown to include 20,000 organizations of all sizes across numerous industries. We believe our solutions deliver significant economic value for customers, and many have adopted our solutions as the strategic and architectural foundation for their future computing initiatives.

In the eight years since the introduction of our first virtualization platform, we have expanded our offering with virtual infrastructure automation and management products to address distributed and heterogeneous infrastructure challenges such as system recoverability and reliability, backup and recovery, resource provisioning and management, capacity and performance management and desktop security. Our broad and proven suite of virtualization solutions addresses a range of complex IT problems that include infrastructure optimization, business continuity, software lifecycle management and desktop management.

We work closely with over 200 technology partners, including leading server, processor, storage, networking and software vendors. We have shared the economic opportunities surrounding virtualization with our partners by facilitating solution development through open application programming interfaces (APIs), formats and protocols and providing access to our source code and technology. The endorsement and support of our partners have further enhanced the awareness, reputation and adoption of our virtualization solutions.

We have developed a multi-channel distribution model to expand our presence and reach various segments of the market. We derive a significant majority of our revenues from our large indirect sales channel of more than 4,000 channel partners that include distributors, resellers, x86 system vendors and systems integrators. We believe that our partners benefit greatly from the sale of our solutions through additional services, software and hardware sales opportunities. We have trained a large number of partners and end users to deploy and leverage our solutions. “

Underwriters: Citi, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers, and Deutsche Bank Securities


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342I've noticed VM Ware is starting to do Network TV advertising. I don't tOldAIMGuy-June 26
341Dell and VMware’s strained marriage may finally be coming an end, and shareholdeGlenn Petersen-June 26
340If Dell does decide to spin off VMware, it looks like nothing will actually happGlenn Petersen-June 24
339Nice uptick this AM for VMW (on the news, I assume).OldAIMGuy-June 24
338Dell Explores Spinoff of $50 Billion Stake in VMware PC maker is saddled with Glenn Petersen1June 23
337Sold 10% of my VMW position this AM at $155. It raised the cash reserve to an acOldAIMGuy-May 29
336VMware exceeds $10B in sales in FY 2020 zdnet.comGlenn Petersen-February 27
335‘Kubernetes’ Is the Future of Computing. That’s Bad News for One Stock. By Tae Glenn Petersen-11/24/2019
334VMware buys Carbon Black and Pivotal, valued together at $4.8 billion PublishedGlenn Petersen-8/23/2019
333Pivotal Software surges 60% after VMware says it’s in talks to acquire the compaGlenn Petersen-8/14/2019
332VMware Q1 tops expectations, revenue up 13% to $2.27 billion VMware also reportGlenn Petersen-6/1/2019
331VMware to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Technology ConfereJakeStraw-5/23/2019
330VMware had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $200.00 to $JakeStraw15/17/2019
329Microsoft Corp. unveiled a partnership with VMware Inc. in a bid to bring more cJakeStraw-4/29/2019
328VMware had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG to $200.00. TJakeStraw-3/1/2019
327VMware Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Results finance.yahoo.com “Q4JakeStraw13/1/2019
326New VMware Kubernetes product comes courtesy of Heptio acquisition techcrunch.coJakeStraw-2/26/2019
325VMware is now covered by analysts at Barclays PLC. They set an "overweight&JakeStraw-1/9/2019
324Here's What's Going On With VMware and Dell Today VMware is down big afGlenn Petersen-1/1/2019
323VMware to pay previously announced one-time special dividend on Dec. 28 By Glenn Petersen-12/28/2018
322VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes techcJakeStraw-11/6/2018
321Edited Transcript of VMW earnings conference call or presentation 23-Aug-18 finaJakeStraw-9/7/2018
320h/t JakeStraw Amazon deepens its partnership with VMware to go after companies Glenn Petersen-8/27/2018
319The second quarter press release: sec.gov VMware shares slide despite strong Q2Glenn Petersen-8/24/2018
318Carl Icahn buys stake in software provider VMware finance.yahoo.comJakeStraw-4/18/2018
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