Oracle Corp (ORCL), a leading technology company offering comprehensive and fully integrated cloud applications and platform services, has reported that the proportion of its cloud services revenues has increased in recent years, accounting for 32%, 25%, and 22% of the company’s total revenues during fiscal years 2023, 2022, and 2021, respectively. This trend demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering innovative cloud solutions and a significant shift in customer demand for Oracle Cloud Services.
The company’s cloud and license business, which includes Oracle Applications, Oracle Database, Oracle Middleware, and Java, experienced continuous growth due to various factors such as the strength of general economic and business conditions, the strategy for and competitive position of offerings, customer satisfaction, the pricing, amounts, and volumes of licenses and cloud services, and foreign currency rate fluctuations. On a constant currency basis, Oracle is optimistic that its total cloud and license revenues will continue to increase, driven by the expected growth in cloud services and license support offerings as well as continued demand for cloud licenses and on-premise license offerings.
With an increase in client demand for Oracle Cloud Services and the introduction of new programs to enable customer choice, Oracle’s focus on providing flexibility to its customers has become a crucial aspect of its corporate strategy. These programs include the ability to pivot applications and infrastructure licenses and the related license support to the Oracle Cloud and the option to migrate and expand existing workloads on the Oracle Cloud.
Oracle’s cloud services revenues have increased as the company continues to make investments in research and development, cloud operations, and further expansion of its cloud and license products. According to Oracle, the historical upward trend in the cloud and license business’ revenues over fiscal quarterly periods is primarily due to the addition of new cloud services and license support contracts recognized as revenues ratably or based on customer usage.
On the other hand, Oracle’s hardware business, which accounted for 6% and 7% of the company’s total revenues in fiscal 2023 and 2022, respectively, encountered several challenges such as global supply chain constraints for certain technology components, competition, and shifting customer preference towards cloud infrastructure offerings. Meanwhile, the services business represents 11% of Oracle’s total revenues in fiscal 2023 and 8% in 2022, focusing on maximizing the performance of customer investments in Oracle applications and infrastructure technologies.
Furthermore, a key element of Oracle’s corporate strategy is its proactive acquisition program. During fiscal 2023 and 2022, the company acquired several businesses and technologies, such as Cerner in fiscal 2023, which helped strengthen its offerings and market presence. Oracle believes that it can fund future acquisitions with its internally available cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities balances, cash generated from operations, additional borrowings, or the issuance of additional securities.
In conclusion, Oracle Corp has exhibited a significant shift towards cloud services in recent years, with its cloud services revenues accounting for an increasing proportion of total revenues. As the company continues to invest in research and development, expand its product offerings, and maintain a strategic acquisition program, it remains at the forefront of the competitive technology landscape, catering to the evolving demands of its customers in the era of cloud computing.
Financials in millions USD. Fiscal year is June – May. source
|Year||2022||2021||2020||2019||2018||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012 – 1992|
|1||Revenue Growth (YoY)||4.84%||3.61%||-1.11%||0.31%||4.21%||2.01%||-3.08%||-0.13%||2.95%||0.16%||Upgrade|
|2||Cost of Revenue||8877||7855||7938||7995||8060||7452||7479||7532||7236||7379||Upgrade|
|4||Selling, General & Admin||9364||8936||9275||9774||9715||9257||9039||8732||8605||8134||Upgrade|
|5||Research & Development||7219||6527||6067||6026||6084||6153||5787||5524||5151||4850||Upgrade|
|6||Other Operating Expenses||6054||1948||1892||2176||2260||2017||2138||2567||2524||2133||Upgrade|
|9||Interest Expense / Income||2755||2496||1995||2082||2025||1798||1467||1143||914||797||Upgrade|
|10||Other Expense / Income||522||-282||-162||-815||-1185||-565||-305||-106||141||-11||Upgrade|
|14||Net Income Growth||-51.13%||35.63%||-8.55%||208.98%||-62.05%||6.19%||-10.43%||-9.28%||0.27%||9.46%||Upgrade|
|15||Shares Outstanding (Basic)||2700||2945||3211||3634||4121||4115||4221||4404||4528||4769||Upgrade|
|16||Shares Outstanding (Diluted)||2786||3022||3294||3732||4238||4217||4305||4503||4604||4844||Upgrade|
|21||Free Cash Flow Per Share||1.86||4.67||3.60||3.55||3.31||2.94||2.96||3.00||3.17||2.85||Upgrade|
|22||Dividend Per Share||1.280||1.040||0.960||0.810||0.760||0.640||0.600||0.510||0.480||0.300||Upgrade|
|27||Free Cash Flow Margin||11.85%||33.97%||29.63%||32.63%||34.66%||32.03%||33.73%||34.50%||37.47%||36.51%||Upgrade|
|28||Effective Tax Rate||12.18%||-5.75%||15.98%||9.66%||71.13%||19.08%||22.21%||22.57%||20.06%||21.39%||Upgrade|
|31||Depreciation & Amortization||3122||2916||2968||2919||2785||2451||2509||2861||2908||2931||Upgrade|
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