Oracle fiscal 2Q net income falls slightly (Update)

Dec 18, 2013

Oracle's fiscal second-quarter net income edged down slightly, hurt by flat revenue from new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions, but still managed to beat Wall Street predictions.

The business software maker earned $2.55 billion, or 56 cents per share, compared with $2.58 billion, or 53 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago. Excluding charges, the company posted an adjusted profit of 69 cents per share for the recent quarter.

Revenue rose 2 percent to $9.28 billion from $9.09 billion.

Analysts, on average, expected a profit of 67 cents per share on $9.18 billion in revenue, according to FactSet.

Revenue from new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions was flat at $2.38 billion, but rose 1 percent excluding the effects of currency exchange rates.

Oracle president and chief financial officer Safra Catz noted that the company's new software and subscriptions revenue faced tough comparisons with results from a year ago. Excluding the effects of currency fluctuations, revenue from new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions rose 18 percent in the year-ago quarter.

In the recent quarter, revenue from software license updates and product support increased 6 percent to $4.52 billion. Revenue from hardware systems was flat at $1.32 billion, as higher revenue from services offset a drop in revenue from products.

Oracle's board also declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents. The dividend will be paid on Jan. 28 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 7.

Shares of Redwood Shores, California-based Oracle Corp. fell 75 cents, or 2 percent, to $33.85 in aftermarket trading after the results were released.

Explore further: China's Xiaomi raises more than $1 bn in funding

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Texas Instruments 3Q profit drops, outlook weak

Oct 21, 2013

Chipmaker Texas Instruments Inc. said Monday that its net income fell 20 percent in the third quarter. Its outlook for the current period was worse than analysts expected, and shares slipped.

HP posts $1.4B fiscal 4Q profit

Nov 26, 2013

Hewlett-Packard posted net income of $1.4 billion for its fiscal fourth-quarter, as cost cuts stemming from its ongoing restructuring more than offset the effects of sluggish computer demand.

Cisco's 1Q revenue falls below estimates

Nov 13, 2013

Cisco's fiscal first-quarter revenue grew slower than expected and net income declined, which sent the technology company's stock lower in extended trading.

Oracle's profit tops Street, but worries surface

Jun 23, 2011

(AP) -- Oracle Corp.'s latest quarterly results Thursday underscore the critical role its software business plays despite its push to become a more well-rounded technology vendor by selling computer servers.

Recommended for you

As dust clears, what's next for Sony?

5 minutes ago

The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony ...

It's down to the wire for online shopping

3 hours ago

As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders ...

China's Xiaomi raises more than $1 bn in funding

Dec 21, 2014

China's top smartphone seller Xiaomi Corp. is raising more than $1 billion in a fresh round of funding, a move which would raise its valuation above $45 billion, a report said Sunday.

Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

Dec 20, 2014

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.

Sony faces 4th ex-employee lawsuit over hack

Dec 20, 2014

A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the data breach that resulted in the online posting of his private financial and personal information.

Sony tells AFP it still plans movie release

Dec 20, 2014

Sony Pictures boss Michael Lynton denied Friday the Hollywood studio has "caved" by canceling the release of "The Interview," and said it still hoped to release the controversial film.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

robertbradf
not rated yet Dec 19, 2013
Oracle last quarter did not meet the expectations of the analyst. http://bit.ly/OracleAnalysts

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.