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Oracle Tops Forecasts

December 10, 2021

Oracle reported fiscal 2022 Q2 results. Total quarterly revenues were up 6% year-over-year to $10.4 billion. Cloud services and license support revenues were up 6% to $7.6 billion. Cloud license and on-premise license revenues were up 13% to $1.2 billion.

Oracle’s Q2 GAAP results were adversely impacted by the payment of a judgment related to a ten year old dispute surrounding former CEO Mark Hurd’s employment. That payment resulted in a Q2 GAAP operating loss of $824 million and a loss per share of $0.46. Q2 Non-GAAP operating income was up 6% to $4.9 billion and earnings per share was up 14% to $1.21.

Wall Street was looking for $1.11 earnings per share with $10.21 billion in revenue

Short-term deferred revenues were $7.9 billion. Operating cash flow was $10.3 billion during the trailing twelve months.

“Oracle’s Q2 Non-GAAP earnings per share was up 14% to $1.21—beating guidance by $0.10,” said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz. “Constant currency revenue beat guidance by $200 million. These strong results are being driven by the 22% growth of our infrastructure and applications cloud businesses which are approaching $11 billion in annualized revenue. We now have 8,500 Fusion ERP customers with revenue growing 35%, 28,400 NetSuite ERP customers with revenue growing 29%, and our Gen2 infrastructure businesses are growing even faster—and accelerating.”

“Oracle’s Autonomous Database and new MySQL Database with HeatWave are the world’s two highest-performance databases,” said Oracle Chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison. “Because of their extreme high-performance, both products present huge growth opportunities for our cloud infrastructure business. Oracle database on-premise customers are choosing our Autonomous Database as they move to the public cloud and our unique Cloud@Customer service. Amazon Aurora customers are discovering that moving to MySQL with HeatWave can increase their performance by more than ten-times—with a corresponding reduction in cost. These two databases will sustain Oracle’s database market and technology leadership for years to come.”

The board of directors increased the authorization for share repurchases by $10 billion. The board of directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per share of outstanding common stock. This dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on January 7, 2022, with a payment date of January 19, 2022.

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