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VMWare Inc (NYSE:VMW)
3-Year Buyback Ratio
-0.80 (As of Mar. 2014)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

VMW' s 10-Year Buyback Ratio Range
Min: -0.8   Max: -6.3
Current: -0.8

During the past 10 years, VMWare Inc's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was -6.30. The lowest was -0.80. And the median was -2.80.

VMW's Buyback Ratiois ranked higher than
74% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. VMW: -0.80 )

Definition

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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