Pivotal Software shines in post-IPO earnings report

Pivotal Software Inc. issued an earnings beat Tuesday afternoon in its first report since an April initial public offering that Chief Executive Rob Mee described as “a statement of permanence and independence.”

In an interview ahead of his first conference call with analysts, Mee called the quarterly results a “strong start,” but insisted the company is driven more by building and shipping its software than financial results. Pivotal’s PVTL, +8.20% cloud-focused software helps developers build and manage applications, and Mee said adding the requirements of being a public company to that mission meant “a lot to keep in mind,” but he was seeking to keep a sharp focus.

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