Oracle Shares Dive After Earnings

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Oracle just released quarterly earnings results, and the stock is down around 6 percent in after-hours trading.

Earnings per share missed estimates by a penny, coming in at $0.65.

Revenues, however, came up shorter, at $8.97 billion versus the $9.37 billion expected by analysts.

New software licenses and cloud software subscription revenues were down 2 percent to $2.3 billion.

Software license updates and product support revenue was up 7 percent to $4.3 billion.

Adjusted operating margin was 47 percent.

Below is the full text from the release:

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - Oracle Corporation (ORCL) today announced that fiscal 2013 Q3 total revenues were down 1% to $9.0 billion. New software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were down 2% to $2.3 billion. Software license updates and product support revenues were up 7% to $4.3 billion. Hardware systems products revenues were $671 million. GAAP operating income was up 1% to $3.3 billion, and GAAP operating margin was 37%. Non-GAAP operating income was down 1% to $4.2 billion, and non-GAAP operating margin was 47%. GAAP net income was unchanged at $2.5 billion, while non-GAAP net income was down 1% to $3.1 billion. GAAP earnings per share were $0.52, up 6% compared to last year while non-GAAP earnings per share were up 5% to $0.65. GAAP operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was $13.7 billion.

Without the impact of the US dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies, Oracle's reported Q3 GAAP earnings per share would have been $0.01 higher at $0.53, up 8%, and Q3 non-GAAP earnings per share would have been approximately $0.01 higher. Total revenues also would have been 1% higher and new software licenses and cloud software subscription revenues would have been 2% higher than reported.

"Our non-GAAP operating margin increased to a Q3 record of 47%, and we expect it to reach an all-time high for the fiscal year," said Oracle President and CFO, Safra Catz. "Both operating cash flow and free cash flow were at record levels for a Q3, with operating cash flow of $13.7 billion over the last twelve months."

"The Oracle Cloud is the most robust and comprehensive cloud platform available with services at the infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS) and application (SaaS) level," said Oracle President, Mark Hurd. "In Q3, our SaaS revenue alone grew well over 100% as lots of new customers adopted our Sales, Service, Marketing and Human Capital Management applications in the Cloud."

"This month we will begin deliveries of servers based on our new SPARC T5 microprocessor: the fastest microprocessor in the world," said Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison. "The new T5 servers can have up to eight microprocessors while our new M5 system can be configured with up to thirty-two microprocessors. The M5 runs the Oracle database 10 times faster than the M9000 it replaces."

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