Oracle Stock Trips Over Second-Quarter Results

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Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL) closed the regular trading session on Wednesday up 2.88 percent at $34.60 per share but fell as much as 1.4 percent in post-market trading after releasing second-quarter financial results. Total revenues at Oracle increased 2 percent on the year to $9.3 billion, above the mean analyst estimate of $9.19 billion. Adjusted earnings increased 7 percent on the year to 69 cents per share, above the mean analyst estimate of 67 cents per share. Unadjusted, GAAP earnings increased 5 percent on the year to 56 cents per share.

Total revenue growth was driven by the  software license updates and product support segment, where revenue grew 6 percent to $4.5 billion. Hardware systems revenues, including support, were effectively flat at $1.3 billion. Hardware systems products revenue alone fell 3 percent to $714 million.

Operating income fell 2 percent on the year to $3.4 billion on GAAP operating margin of 37 percent. Non-GAAP operating income fell 1 percent to $4.2 billion on a margin of 46 percent. One highlight from the report is that trailing twelve months free cash flow increased 14 percent to $14.6 billion, or 132 percent of net income.