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Volume2.32 million shs
Average Volume1.42 million shs
Market Capitalization$68.80 billion
P/E Ratio43.64
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.87

Competitors

VMware (NYSE:VMW) Vs. MSFT, ORCL, NOW, FTNT, AXON, and PFPT

Should you be buying VMW stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "systems software" are considered alternatives and competitors to VMware, including Microsoft (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL), ServiceNow (NOW), Fortinet (FTNT), Axon Enterprise (AXON), and Proofpoint (PFPT).

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and VMware (NYSE:VMW) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.0% of Microsoft shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.9% of VMware shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Microsoft shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.5% of VMware shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Microsoft and VMware's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Microsoft$143.02 billion13.75$44.28 billion$5.7645.27
VMware$10.81 billion6.36$6.41 billion$4.5136.39

Microsoft has higher revenue and earnings than VMware. VMware is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Microsoft, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Microsoft and VMware, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Microsoft022923.00
VMware0111102.50

Microsoft presently has a consensus target price of $269.9867, indicating a potential upside of 3.55%. VMware has a consensus target price of $173.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.42%. Given VMware's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe VMware is more favorable than Microsoft.

Profitability

This table compares Microsoft and VMware's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Microsoft32.28%40.74%16.23%
VMware13.75%27.10%7.58%

Volatility and Risk

Microsoft has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VMware has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Microsoft beats VMware on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

VMware (NYSE:VMW) and Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

16.9% of VMware shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of Oracle shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.5% of VMware shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 39.1% of Oracle shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares VMware and Oracle's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
VMware$10.81 billion6.36$6.41 billion$4.5136.39
Oracle$39.07 billion5.83$10.14 billion$3.4622.82

Oracle has higher revenue and earnings than VMware. Oracle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VMware, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for VMware and Oracle, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
VMware0111102.50
Oracle1161002.33

VMware currently has a consensus target price of $173.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.42%. Oracle has a consensus target price of $70.4783, indicating a potential downside of 10.73%. Given VMware's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe VMware is more favorable than Oracle.

Profitability

This table compares VMware and Oracle's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
VMware13.75%27.10%7.58%
Oracle26.34%101.26%10.77%

Volatility and Risk

VMware has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oracle has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

VMware (NYSE:VMW) and ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares VMware and ServiceNow's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
VMware13.75%27.10%7.58%
ServiceNow16.60%9.79%3.53%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for VMware and ServiceNow, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
VMware0111102.50
ServiceNow012513.00

VMware currently has a consensus target price of $173.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.42%. ServiceNow has a consensus target price of $603.2692, indicating a potential upside of 8.32%. Given ServiceNow's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ServiceNow is more favorable than VMware.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

16.9% of VMware shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.2% of ServiceNow shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.5% of VMware shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of ServiceNow shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

VMware has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ServiceNow has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares VMware and ServiceNow's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
VMware$10.81 billion6.36$6.41 billion$4.5136.39
ServiceNow$3.46 billion31.56$626.70 million$0.65856.78

VMware has higher revenue and earnings than ServiceNow. VMware is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ServiceNow, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

ServiceNow beats VMware on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) and VMware (NYSE:VMW) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Fortinet and VMware's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fortinet18.50%48.30%10.74%
VMware13.75%27.10%7.58%

Risk and Volatility

Fortinet has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VMware has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Fortinet and VMware, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fortinet3111202.35
VMware0111102.50

Fortinet currently has a consensus price target of $161.50, indicating a potential downside of 21.61%. VMware has a consensus price target of $173.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.42%. Given VMware's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe VMware is more favorable than Fortinet.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.8% of Fortinet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.9% of VMware shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.2% of Fortinet shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 28.5% of VMware shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fortinet and VMware's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fortinet$2.16 billion15.59$326.50 million$1.91107.86
VMware$10.81 billion6.36$6.41 billion$4.5136.39

VMware has higher revenue and earnings than Fortinet. VMware is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fortinet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Fortinet beats VMware on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AXON) and VMware (NYSE:VMW) are both technology services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Axon Enterprise and VMware's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Axon EnterpriseN/A-416.05%-124.55%
VMware13.75%27.10%7.58%

Volatility and Risk

Axon Enterprise has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VMware has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Axon Enterprise and VMware, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Axon Enterprise01402.80
VMware0111102.50

Axon Enterprise currently has a consensus price target of $183.50, indicating a potential upside of 20.14%. VMware has a consensus price target of $173.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.42%. Given Axon Enterprise's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Axon Enterprise is more favorable than VMware.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.6% of Axon Enterprise shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.9% of VMware shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.0% of Axon Enterprise shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 28.5% of VMware shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Axon Enterprise and VMware's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Axon EnterpriseN/AN/A$-221,570,000.00($2.06)-74.15
VMware$10.81 billion6.36$6.41 billion$4.5136.39

VMware has higher revenue and earnings than Axon Enterprise. Axon Enterprise is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VMware, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

VMware beats Axon Enterprise on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) and VMware (NYSE:VMW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.8% of Proofpoint shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.9% of VMware shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Proofpoint shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 28.5% of VMware shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Proofpoint has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VMware has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Proofpoint and VMware's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Proofpoint-15.46%-6.63%-1.63%
VMware13.75%27.10%7.58%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Proofpoint and VMware's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Proofpoint$888.19 million8.82$-130,260,000.00($0.72)-189.53
VMware$10.81 billion6.36$6.41 billion$4.5136.39

VMware has higher revenue and earnings than Proofpoint. Proofpoint is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VMware, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Proofpoint and VMware, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Proofpoint031502.83
VMware0111102.50

Proofpoint currently has a consensus price target of $142.3529, indicating a potential upside of 4.32%. VMware has a consensus price target of $173.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.42%. Given VMware's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe VMware is more favorable than Proofpoint.

Summary

VMware beats Proofpoint on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


VMware Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Microsoft logo
MSFT
Microsoft
2.5$260.74+0.5%$1.97 trillion$143.02 billion42.12Analyst Report
Oracle logo
ORCL
Oracle
2.2$78.95+0.8%$227.66 billion$39.07 billion23.92Decrease in Short Interest
ServiceNow logo
NOW
ServiceNow
1.9$556.91+0.4%$109.21 billion$3.46 billion157.77Analyst Report
Fortinet logo
FTNT
Fortinet
1.6$206.01+0.2%$33.62 billion$2.16 billion76.58Analyst Report
Decrease in Short Interest
Axon Enterprise logo
AXON
Axon Enterprise
1.3$152.74+0.3%$9.88 billionN/A-74.15News Coverage
Proofpoint logo
PFPT
Proofpoint
1.4$136.46+0.7%$7.83 billion$888.19 million-49.62
C3.ai logo
AI
C3.ai
1.0$66.79+0.4%$6.74 billionN/A0.00Insider Selling
Qualys logo
QLYS
Qualys
1.3$104.79+2.5%$4.11 billion$321.61 million48.51Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Commvault Systems logo
CVLT
Commvault Systems
1.7$68.12+1.1%$3.20 billion$670.89 million-103.21News Coverage
Progress Software logo
PRGS
Progress Software
1.6$45.48+0.6%$2.00 billion$413.30 million25.99
This page was last updated on 4/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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