VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announced financial results for the fourth quarter. Fourth quarter revenue was USD 2.59 Billion, a 16% increase compared to a year ago. License revenue increased 21% to USD 1.23 Billion compared to fiscal 2018.
“Q4 was a terrific ending to a strong fiscal ’19 driven by broad-based strength across our diverse product portfolio and in all three geographies,” commented Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. “VMware is providing the essential ubiquitous software foundation for our customers’ digital transformations while we also work to drive positive global impact across our people, products and the planet.”
“We’re pleased with our performance in the quarter and for the year, including the return of $11 billion dollars to shareholders through a special dividend in December,” said Zane Rowe, executive vice president and chief financial officer, VMware. “We continued to drive deeper engagement with our customers and partners, who leverage the VMware portfolio for their business initiatives.”
During the fourth quarter, VMware announced the initial availability of VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) in November. With the initial availability of VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US), United States government customers and partners run vSphere-based workloads in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region.
VMware closed the acquisition of Heptio in December. With the acquisition of Heptio, VMware will accelerate its efforts to make Kubernetes the container standard for customers building and running their applications across clouds, and continue to drive the open-source communities’ development of this critical platform.