Oracle issues in-line guidance, shares -0.3% AH

|About: Oracle Corporation (ORCL)|By:, SA News Editor

Oracle (ORCL) guides on its FQ2 CC (webcast) for 2%-6% Y/Y FQ3 revenue growth, and quarterly EPS of $0.68-$0.72. Those figures are in-line with a consensus of 4.2% growth and $0.70.

Software license/cloud subscription sales are expected to post 1%-11% growth in FQ3 after declining 1% in FQ2. Hardware product sales growth is expected to be in a range of -2% to +8%, better than FQ2's -3%.

Oracle also notes its costly/high-margin engineered systems (Exadata, Exalytics, etc.) now account for 30% of hardware product revenue. Oracle needs engineered systems sales growth to remain healthy to offset slumping sales of traditional SPARC/UNIX systems.

FQ2 results, details