Virtualization pioneer VMware this afternoon reported Q4 earnings and earnings that topped expectations. 

The report despatched VMware shares down slightly in late investing. 

VMware’s CFO, and at the moment acting CEO, Zane Rowe, reported the organization was “happy with our fourth quarter economic overall performance,” contacting it, “a fantastic complete to the fiscal calendar year.”

Included Rowe, “Our results boost that buyers carry on to choose VMware technologies and options to drive their digital basis for today and for the long term

“We continue on to construct and scale our Subscription and SaaS business enterprise, bringing shoppers overall flexibility in intake choices, as nicely as offering new offerings to market.”

Rowe took around final month for Pat Gelsinger, who departed in January to become CEO of Intel. VMware is in the midst of a look for for a new CEO and supplied no update in this afternoon’s push release.

Earnings in the 3 months ended in January rose 7%, 12 months more than calendar year, to $3.3 billion, yielding a web profit of $2.21 a share.

Analysts experienced been modeling $3.23 billion and $2.05 for every share.

The company’s membership and SaaS earnings rose by 27%, calendar year in excess of yr, to $707 million, VMware reported.

VMware did not offer you a forecast in the press release the organization programs to provide its outlook on a meeting call with analysts at 4:30 pm, Jap time.