Oracle Corp (ORCL) may experience a substantial rise in its tax liabilities and effective tax rate due to ongoing changes in tax legislation in the US and around the world, according to the company’s latest SEC report. The company’s provision for income taxes may be adversely impacted as countries continue to alter their tax laws in response to domestic and international pressures.
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International Tax Changes
As part of efforts to address international tax avoidance, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and G20 have developed a two-pillar framework that aims to grant greater taxing rights to market jurisdictions and implement a 15% global minimum tax on corporate groups. European Union member states recently agreed to enforce the OECD’s minimum tax rate, while other countries are considering adjustments to their tax laws in line with the framework. These changes pose a risk to Oracle by potentially increasing the level of income tax imposed on its international profits.
Unpredictable US Tax Legislation
The continued shifts in US tax legislation due to political and economic changes add another layer of volatility to Oracle’s tax provisions. Unfavorable tax regulations could significantly impact the firm’s income tax provisions and tax rate.
Risks from Compliance and Regulation
Apart from tax-related issues, Oracle’s international operations also face various compliance risks, such as data privacy requirements, labor laws, and foreign currency regulations. Violations of these laws and regulations can result in fines, penalties, enforcement actions, and prohibitions on business operations, which could materially impact the company’s reputation, expansion efforts, and financial results.
Environmental Compliance and Global Challenges
Oracle is also grappling with the complexities and costs of complying with environmental laws and regulations. The company is addressing the risks and challenges of managing a global organization dealing with political instability, economic fluctuations, regional conflicts, and public health threats, among other factors.
A Focus on Compliance and Adaptation
Despite these challenges, Oracle remains focused on maintaining compliance and managing risks related to its international operations and global customer base. The company’s ability to adapt to these ongoing changes in tax laws, regulations, and market conditions is crucial for its long-term success and profitability.
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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