Oracle (ORCL) Tops Q2 EPS by 3c

December 16, 2015 4:29 PM EST

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Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) reported Q2 EPS of $0.63, $0.03 better than the analyst estimate of $0.60. Revenue for the quarter came in at $9 billion versus the consensus estimate of $9.07 billion.

Revenue Highlights:

  • Total Cloud Revenues were $649 million, up 26% in U.S. dollars and up 31% in constant currency.
  • Cloud software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) revenues were $484 million, up 34% in U.S. dollars and up 39% in constant currency.
  • Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) revenues were $165 million, up 7% in U.S. dollars and up 11% in constant currency.
  • Total On-Premise Software Revenues were $6.4 billion, down 7% in U.S. dollars and unchanged in constant currency. Total Hardware Revenues were $1.1 billion, down 16% in U.S. dollars and down 10% in constant currency.
  • Total Services Revenues were $861 million, down 8% in U.S. dollars and unchanged in constant currency.

"We're very pleased with our non-GAAP EPS of $0.63, beating the mid-point of guidance by 4 cents despite a stronger than expected currency headwind," said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz. "We grew our SaaS and PaaS revenue 38% in constant dollars this past quarter, and we expect that revenue growth rate to accelerate to nearly 50% in Q3 and close to 60% in Q4. This rapid increase in our cloud revenue will help drive our SaaS and PaaS cloud gross margins from 43% in Q2 to approaching 60% in Q4 and drive significant EPS growth in Q4."

"It was a very strong growth quarter for our cloud business, with SaaS and PaaS bookings up 75% in constant currency and billings up 68% in U.S. dollars," said Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd. "We did 100 Fusion HCM deals and over 300 Fusion ERP deals in the quarter. We now have more than 1,500 ERP customers in the cloud -- that's at least ten times more ERP customers than Workday."

"We are still on-target to sell and book more than $1.5 billion of new SaaS and PaaS business this fiscal year," said Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison. "That is considerably more SaaS and PaaS new business than any other cloud services provider including"

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