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Oracle Corp | $ORCL Stock | Shares Nosedive After Earnings & Forward Outlook

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Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL)

After Oracle reported their earnings on Thursday September 14, 2017 once the market closed at 4pm EDT, shares initially jumped a little over +$1.00 per share as the company reported earnings numbers that beat estimates on the top and bottom line.

However, once the conference called began and analysts pummeled the CEO (Larry Ellison) and Co-CEO (Mark Hurd) with questions pertaining to the upcoming quarter, shares sold of-,closing down 4.5% at $50.42. Shares had closed the regular session at $52.86 which was up $0.06 on the day.

52.86+0.06 (+0.11%) at close: 3:59PM EDT
50.42 -2.37 (-4.49%) after hours: 7:59PM EDT

Dividend & Yield 0.76 (1.44%)

Sept. 12 reiterated outperform  RBC Capital Mkts

ORCL Numbers

Oracle reported a net income of 2.2 billion dollars which is 52 cents a share and this Compares with 1.83 billion dollars or $0.43 a share in the same period one year ago.

However, after adjustments to the earnings numbers, which is a common occurrence when their accountants add or remove one-time costs for depreciation, amortization and other items, earnings actually came in at $0.62 per share. Most analysts had them coming in at about $0.60 per share on revenue of 9 billion dollars.

Some other interesting numbers that investors investors and traders may want to be aware of are:

  • RBC Capital markets just reiterated their outperform opinion on the share price. They have suggested that shares may rise to $56 in the near term.
  • Oracle pays a dividend of $0.76. This equates to 1.44% on an annual basis.
  • Shares have traded in a 52-week range from a low of $37.62 to a high of $52.98.

Conference Call Statements

Co-Chief Executive Mark Hurd had this to say when questioned by an analyst during the conference call,

There is a startup cost to getting into these businesses, We’re deployed now virtually in all the critical geographies...so you just see it show up in the margin rate.”

Co-founder and Chairman Larry Ellison made a surprising statement when asked about its acquisition strategy, when he said,

“There’s no one left to buy. So I think it’s going to be primarily come from internally developed technologies, the growth of those technologies and us gaining dramatic amounts of share in applications in the cloud and with our new autonomous database,”

He highlighted the company’s plans to unveil an automated version of the Oracle database for its cloud customers at its big customer conference, Oracle OpenWorld, next month.

Oracle Charts

The above price chart shows the intra-day trading action on the left and the after market trading session on the right. It is clear to see on the right side of the chart when the earnings announcement was released and the shares initially rose.

However, subsequent to that, it is also easy to see when the shares began their descent when the conference began and Company discussions and answers were not as positive about the upcoming quarter.

The above price chart shows the daily price action going back to about the beginning of March of this year. You will see to left the green oval areas which is when Oracle reported positive quarterly earnings and the stock gapped up afterward.

However, after this earnings announcement on Thursday, it is easy to see on the right side where shares will likely open up on Friday in the red oval area.

Company Profile

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports application, platform, and infrastructure technologies for information technology (IT) environments worldwide. It provides services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service.

The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; Java, a software development language; and big data solutions.

In addition, the company offers human capital and talent management, enterprise resource planning, customer experience and customer relationship management, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software, as well as financial management and governance, risk, and compliance applications.

Further, it provides Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, industry-specific hardware, management software, and hardware support products, as well as operating systems, and virtualization and other hardware-related software.

Additionally, the company offers customers software license updates and product support contracts; database, middleware, and development software, as well as cloud-based platform and infrastructure; and IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial software implementation and integration, application development and integration, security assessments, and ongoing software enhancements and upgrade, as well as customer support and education services. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.-YahooFinance

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