Oracle announce fiscal 2018 Q2 results

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Safra Catz, CEO Oracle

Oracle Corporation has announced its fiscal 2018 Q2 results. Total Revenues were up by 6 percent to $9.6 billion, compared to Q2 last year.

In its other major verticals comprising Cloud plus On-Premise Software Revenues, it was all up by 9 percent translating to $7.8 billion. Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) revenues were up 55 percent to $1.1 billion. Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) plus Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) revenues were up 21 percent to $396 million. Total Cloud Revenues were up 44% to $1.5 billion.

GAAP Operating Income was up 1% to $3.1 billion and GAAP Operating Margin was 32%. Non-GAAP Operating Income was up 10% to $4.2 billion and non-GAAP Operating Margin was 44%. GAAP Net Income was up 10% to $2.2 billion, while non-GAAP Net Income was up 16% to $3.0 billion. GAAP Earnings Per Share was up 8% to $0.52, while non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was up 14% to $0.70.

Short-term deferred revenues were up 9% to $8.1 billion. Operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was up 2% to $14.6 billion.

“Overall cloud revenue growth of 44% drove our quarterly revenue and earnings higher. With non-GAAP Cloud SaaS Applications growth of 49% leading the way, Oracle delivered 14% non-GAAP earnings per share growth and 6% overall revenue growth. Our success in the quarter was based on the increasing scale and the gathering momentum in our cloud business. I expect the business to continue to grow and strengthen over the coming quarters,” Safra Catz, CEO – Oracle.

“Overall cloud revenue growth of 44% drove our quarterly revenue and earnings higher,” said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz. “With non-GAAP Cloud SaaS Applications growth of 49% leading the way, Oracle delivered 14% non-GAAP earnings per share growth and 6% overall revenue growth. Our success in the quarter was based on the increasing scale and the gathering momentum in our cloud business. I expect the business to continue to grow and strengthen over the coming quarters.”

“Our Fusion ERP and Fusion HCM SaaS applications suite revenues grew 65% in the quarter,” said Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd. “We are now the clear market leader in enterprise back-office SaaS applications with over 5,000 Fusion customers. And we expect to extend our lead by selling around $2 billion in new enterprise SaaS application cloud subscriptions over the coming four quarters. That’s more new SaaS sales than any of our competitors.”

“Oracle will soon deliver the world’s first autonomous “self-driving” database,” said Oracle CTO, Larry Ellison. “The new artificially intelligent Oracle database is fully automated and requires no human labor for administration. If a security vulnerability is detected, the database immediately patches itself while running. No other system can do anything like this. Best of all, we guarantee the price of running the Oracle Autonomous Database in the Oracle Cloud is less than half the cost of running a database in the Amazon Cloud.”

The Board of Directors increased the authorization for share repurchases by $12 billion. The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share of outstanding common stock. This dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on January 10, 2018, with a payment date of January 24, 2018.

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