VMware (NYSE: VMW) Announced Second-Quarter 2008 Reports Results.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2008 which include revenues for the second quarter were $456 million, an increase of 54% from the second quarter of 2007.  GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $61 million, compared to $47 million for the same period last year.  Non-GAAP operating income was $112 million, an increase of 52% from the second quarter of 2007. GAAP net income for the quarter was $52 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to $34 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2007.  Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $92 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to $52 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2007.  Cash exceeded $1.5 billion and deferred revenue was $721 million as of June 30, 2008.

Second quarter U.S. revenues grew 43% to $240 million from the second quarter of 2007.  International revenues grew 68% to $216 million from the second quarter of 2007 driven by strength in Europe and Australia.

Software license revenue grew 39% to $284 million from second quarter of 2007.  Service revenues, which include support, subscription and professional services, were $172 million, an increase of 85% from the second quarter of 2007.

VMware had another solid quarter, proving that the quality of our products and the immediate return on investment that they yield is delivering high value to customers,” said Paul Maritz, president and chief executive officer of VMware.  “I am personally excited to become part of a company that has the potential to become one of the truly important and enduring companies in the software industry.”

“Our mission is to help customers run datacenters that use powerful, cost-effective, modern hardware to deliver dramatically higher levels of flexibility, manageability and efficiency.  Today, much of our growth comes from customers expanding from basic server consolidation, yet increasingly more customers are seeking to virtualize their entire datacenter and desktop environments with VMware Infrastructure. We are also on the threshold of a major new opportunity – as customers begin to leverage vmware as both the on-ramp to the Cloud and for key elements of the Cloud itself.  We are well-positioned to become a truly strategic platform for businesses of all sizes.”