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VMware Doing Great -- So Why'd It Dump the CEO?

Just weeks after VMware unceremoniously ditched founder and CEO Diane Greene, you'd think the company would report poor financial results. But no; actually, the company reported great financial results. At least in my opinion.

Second quarter revenues of almost half-a-billion dollars were up 54 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Profits are shining, as well -- up $14 million to $61 million in quarterly profits. And it's expecting to grow almost 50 percent this year compared to '07.

Jeepers. I guess Greene really did mess up! I'm sure there are plenty of companies that would want her to screw them up to the tune of 50 percent growth!

Of course, those stunning growth rates did nothing to please the Brooks Brothers-clad stock set. These clowns say VMware isn't growing as fast as they expected, making Greene a colossal failure in their eyes. Nuts, eh?

Posted by Doug Barney on July 23, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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