ORACLE REPORTS GAAP EPS UP 8% to 56 CENTS, NON-GAAP EPS UP 5% to 68 CENTS; Cloud Software Subscriptions Revenues up 24%, Hardware Systems Products Revenues up 8%
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) today announced that fiscal 2014 Q3 total revenues were up 4% to $9.3 billion. New software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were up 4% to $2.4 billion. Software license updates and product support revenues were up 5% to $4.6 billion. Hardware systems products revenues were up 8% to $725 million. GAAP operating income was up 7% to $3.6 billion and the GAAP operating margin was 38%. Non-GAAP operating income was up 5% to $4.4 billion, and the non-GAAP operating margin was 47%. GAAP net income was up 2% to $2.6 billion, while non-GAAP net income was unchanged at $3.1 billion. GAAP earnings per share were up 8% to $0.56, while non-GAAP earnings per share were up 5% to $0.68. GAAP operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was up 10% to $15 billion.
Without the impact of the US dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies, Oracle's reported Q3 GAAP earnings per share would have been up 10% and non-GAAP earnings per share would have been up 7%. In addition, GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share both include a non-operating $0.02 per share loss this quarter as a result of exchange rate changes in Venezuela as compared to $0.01 last year. Excluding the impact of the US dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies and excluding Venezuela's exchange loss impact on both reporting periods, Oracle's reported Q3 GAAP earnings per share would have been $0.59, up 12%, and non-GAAP earnings per share would have been $0.71, up 8%. GAAP and non-GAAP total revenues also would have been up 6%. GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues would have been up 6% and non-GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues would have been up 5%. Hardware systems product revenues would have been up 10%.
"In constant currency, our Cloud Software Subscriptions revenues grew 25% and our Engineered Systems revenue grew more than 30% in the quarter," said Oracle President and CFO, Safra Catz. "Oracle Cloud Applications and Engineered Systems are both rapidly growing, billion dollar run-rate businesses. Those two high-growth businesses helped us deliver record year-to-date operating cash flow, and a record $15 billion of operating cash flow over the past twelve months."
"Sales of Oracle's Cloud Applications accelerated sharply in the quarter with bookings growth of over 60%," said Oracle President Mark Hurd. "Our quarterly Cloud Application revenue is now approaching $300 million. All of our strategic Cloud Application Suites, including Fusion Enterprise Resource Planning, Fusion Human Capital Management and Fusion Customer Experience, posted triple-digit revenue growth."
"Oracle's Engineered Server Systems, including Exadata and SPARC SuperClusters, achieved over a 30% constant currency growth rate in the quarter, while throughout the industry traditional high-end server product lines are in steep decline," said Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison. "Our Engineered Systems business is growing rapidly for the same fundamental reason that our Cloud Applications business is growing rapidly. In both cases, customers want us to integrate the hardware and software and make it work together, so they don't have to."
The Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share of outstanding common stock. This dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 8, 2014, with a payment date of April 29, 2014.
Q3 Fiscal 2014 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast
Oracle will hold a conference call and webcast today to discuss these results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific. You may listen to the call by dialing (913) 312-6698(913) 312-6698, Passcode: 599932. To access the live webcast of this event, please visit the Oracle Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. In addition, Oracle's Q3 results and Fiscal 2014 financial tables are available on the Oracle Investor Relations website.
A replay of the conference call will also be available by dialing (719) 457-0820(719) 457-0820 or (888) 203-1112(888) 203-1112, Passcode: 8881061.
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Statements in this press release relating to Oracle's future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions and prospects, including statements regarding the rapid growth of Oracle's Engineered Systems and Cloud Application businesses, are "forward-looking statements" and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect our current expectations and our actual results, and could cause actual results to differ materially. We presently consider the following to be among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations: (1) Economic, political and market conditions, including the current European economic crisis and slowing economic conditions in other parts of the world, can adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition, including our revenue growth and profitability, which in turn could adversely affect our stock price. (2) We may fail to achieve our financial forecasts due to such factors as delays or size reductions in transactions, fewer large transactions in a particular quarter, unanticipated fluctuations in currency exchange rates, delays in delivery of new products or releases or a decline in our renewal rates for support contracts. (3) Our hardware systems revenues and profitability could decline further, and we may fail to achieve our financial forecasts with respect to this business. (4) We have an active acquisition program and our acquisitions may not be successful, may involve unanticipated costs or other integration issues or may disrupt our existing operations. (5) Our international sales and operations subject us to additional risks that can adversely affect our operating results, including risks relating to foreign currency gains and losses. (6) Our periodic workforce restructurings, including reorganizations of our sales force, can be disruptive. (7) If we are unable to develop new or sufficiently differentiated products and services, or to enhance and improve our products and support services in a timely manner or to position and/or price our products and services to meet market demand, customers may not buy new software licenses, cloud software subscriptions or hardware systems products or purchase or renew support contracts. A detailed discussion of these factors and other risks that affect our business is contained in our SEC filings, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, particularly under the heading "Risk Factors." Copies of these filings are available online from the SEC or by contacting Oracle Corporation's Investor Relations Department at (650) 506-4073(650) 506-4073 or by clicking on SEC Filings on Oracle's Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. All information set forth in this press release is current as of March 18, 2014. Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.
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