Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL ) reported earnings on June 18. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended May 31 (Q4), Oracle beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved slightly and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins improved across the board.
Oracle reported revenue of $11.00 billion. The 32 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $10.88 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $10.78 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.82. The 36 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.78 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.69 for Q4 were 9.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 81.6%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 42.7%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 31.6%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $8.42 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $38.96 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.67.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,431 members out of 3,641 rating the stock outperform, and 211 members rating it underperform. Among 789 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 750 give Oracle a green thumbs-up, and 39 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Oracle is outperform, with an average price target of $33.82.
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