Oracle Corporation (ORCL) is a global technology company specializing in providing a comprehensive range of cloud, software, and hardware solutions. With a strong balance sheet and a commitment to investing in its employees, Oracle has managed to stay ahead of its competitors. One key aspect of their compensation strategy is their stock-based awards program, which has proven successful in attracting and retaining top talent while also aligning employee interests with those of existing stockholders.
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The stock-based compensation program:
The stock-based compensation program is a vital component of Oracle’s compensation package, as it enables the company to attract and retain talented employees while incentivizing their performance. Revenue from international operations forms a significant portion of Oracle’s financial performance, and as of May 31, 2023, the maximum potential dilution from all outstanding stock-based awards was 8.0%. This figure demonstrates the effectiveness of the program in aligning employee interests with those of Oracle’s existing stockholders.
Stock-based awards activity from June 1, 2020, through May 31, 2023:
Stock-based awards activity from June 1, 2020, through May 31, 2023, consisted of 277 million stock-based awards outstanding at the beginning of the period. During this period, 200 million stock-based awards were granted and assumed, while 212 million were exercised. Additionally, 49 million were forfeited due to employee departures, leaving 216 million stock-based awards outstanding at May 31, 2023. These awards were granted at an annualized rate of 1.8% during this period, accounting for forfeitures and cancellations.
Oracle’s stock repurchase program:
Oracle has implemented a stock repurchase program, designed to counteract the dilutive effect of the stock-based compensation program. Between June 1, 2020, and May 31, 2023, Oracle repurchased 177 million shares through this program. This repurchase program has more than offset the dilutive impact of the stock-based awards to date. However, the company may modify the levels of stock repurchases in the future, depending on various factors, including the availability of cash for acquisitions, dividend payments, debt repayment, or other purposes.
The company’s healthy financial position:
The company’s healthy financial position, with $6.0 billion available in a five-year revolving credit agreement to meet working capital, capital expenditure, and contractual obligation requirements, testifies to its successful business strategies. This financial strength also allows Oracle to fund future acquisitions, dividend payments, and repurchases of common stock or debt with internally available cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities, as well as cash generated from operations, additional borrowings, and from the issuance of additional securities.
Oracle’s commitment to providing competitive compensation packages:
Oracle’s commitment to providing competitive compensation packages, including stock-based awards, positions it as an attractive employer and a best-in-class global player in the technology sector. The stock-based compensation strategy aligns employee interests with existing stockholders, driving the company’s long-term growth through innovation and sustained financial performance.
In conclusion, Oracle’s stock-based compensation program has proven successful in both attracting top talent and fostering employee loyalty. This strategic approach not only fuels the company’s growth but also ensures that staff motivation and dedication remain high. With strong financials and a commitment to investing in its workforce, the future looks bright for Oracle Corporation.
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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