How Valuable Is VMware To EMC’s Business?

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EMC (NYSE:EMC) has been the dominant player in the storage systems market in recent years. However, a slowdown in the hardware business over the years has led VMware (NYSE:VMW) to be the most valuable segment within EMC. According to our estimates, VMware makes up about 50% of our $27 price estimate for EMC’s stock, which is roughly in line with the current market price.

VMW_EMC1Explosive growth in the virtualization and cloud computing business over the last few years and VMware’s market leadership in the growing market domains has led VMware’s market valuation to increase from about $625 million back in 2004 (when it was acquired by EMC) to about $30 billion when the Dell-EMC merger was announced late last year.


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