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VMware, Inc. (VMW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

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- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


VMware, Inc. (VMware) is a provider of virtualization and cloud infrastructure. The company operates through three product groups, namely, Software-Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud Computing and End-User Computing. Its Software-Defined Data Center product group is based upon VMware vSphere, a virtualization platform, which decouples the entire software environment from its underlying hardware infrastructure and enables the aggregation of multiple servers, storage infrastructures and networks into shared pools of resources that are delivered to applications as needed. Hybrid Data Center enables customers to extend the same skills, tools, networking and security models across both on-premises and off-premises environments. Its End-User Computing product group designed solutions to enable a user-centric approach to personal computing and ensure secure access to applications and data from a variety of devices and locations. Geographically, the company operates in two major segments, namely, the US and International. VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the US.

The company's strategic intent is to focus on expanding its operational abilities through acquisitions. In line with the strategy, the company signed definitive agreements with Virsto Software, Wanova Inc., Dynamic Ops, Inc. and Nicira, to acquire their operations, thereby enhancing its offering portfolio.

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Table Of Contents

VMware, Inc. (VMW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
VMware, Inc. - Key Facts 6
VMware, Inc. - Key Employees 7
VMware, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 9
VMware, Inc. - Major Products and Services 10
VMware, Inc. - History 13
VMware, Inc. - Company Statement 19
VMware, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 20
Head Office 20
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 20
Section 2 - Company Analysis 22
VMware, Inc. - Business Description 22
VMware, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 23
SWOT Analysis - Overview 23
VMware, Inc. - Strengths 23
Strength - Presence in IT-Virtualization 23
Strength - Robust Research and Development 23
Strength - Strong Partners Network 23
VMware, Inc. - Weaknesses 24
Weakness - Cost Efficiency 24
Weakness - Declining Working Capital 24
VMware, Inc. - Opportunities 25
Opportunity - New Product Launches 25
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for SaaS Market 25
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 25
VMware, Inc. - Threats 26
Threat - Dependence on Distributors 26
Threat - Competitive Pressures 26
Threat - Increasing Software Piracy 26
Threat - Rapid Technological Changes 26
VMware, Inc. - Key Competitors 27
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 29
Performance Chart 31
Financial Performance 31
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 32
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 33
VMware, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 34
Section 4 - Company's Recent Developments 35
May 12, 2014: Navicure Speeds Development of Web-Based Healthcare Payment Solutions With VMware vCloud Suite 35
Section 5 - Appendix 36
Methodology 36
Ratio Definitions 36
About GlobalData 40
Contact Us 40
Disclaimer 40

List of Tables
VMware, Inc., Key Facts 6
VMware, Inc., Key Employees 7
VMware, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 9
VMware, Inc., Major Products and Services 10
VMware, Inc., History 13
VMware, Inc., Other Locations 20
VMware, Inc., Subsidiaries 21
VMware, Inc., Key Competitors 27
VMware, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 28
VMware, Inc., Annual Ratios 29
VMware, Inc., Interim Ratios 32
VMware, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 34
Currency Codes 36
Capital Market Ratios 36
Equity Ratios 37
Profitability Ratios 37
Cost Ratios 38
Liquidity Ratios 38
Leverage Ratios 39
Efficiency Ratios 39

List of Figures
VMware, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 31
VMware, Inc., Ratio Charts 33

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