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Tuesday, Dec 18
2012, 4:25 PM
More on Oracle: Another $3B in buybacks lifted EPS. New software license/cloud subscription...
More on Oracle: Another $3B in buybacks lifted EPS. New software license/cloud subscription sales +17% Y/Y, a nice improvement from FQ1's +6%. License update/product support +7% (+3% prior). Hardware product sales still ugly at -23% (-24% prior). High-margin services revenue -5% (-6% prior). Opex -1%, below revenue growth of 3%. Headcount up by 1.3K to 117.2K. Americas sales +6% and Asia-Pac +8%, EMEA a weak spot, -2%. ORCL +1.7% AH. CC at 5PM ET (webcast), expect guidance and the usual Larry Ellison theatrics. (PR)