Oracle shares down 4% following a slight Q3 revenue miss, dividend raised
By Davit Kirakosyan
Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) shares fell more than 4% after-hours following the company’s reported Q3 results, with EPS beat but slightly lower-than-expected revenues. EPS came in at $1.22, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.21. Revenue grew 18% year-over-year (up 21% in constant currency) to $12.4 billion, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.43B.
Cloud services and license support revenues grew 17% to $8.9B, while Cloud license and on-premise license revenues came in at $1.3B (flat year-over-year). Cerner contributed $1.5B to total revenues in Q3.
“Oracle’s cloud businesses now exceed $16 billion in annualized revenue. We remain the overwhelming market leader in Cloud ERP with approximately 10,000 Fusion ERP customers and over 34,000 NetSuite ERP customers. Our technically advanced and highly differentiated Gen2 infrastructure business continues to be in a hypergrowth phase—up 65% in Q3 in constant currency,” said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz.
The company also hiked its dividend by 25% to $0.40 per share, which will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 11, 2023, with a payment date of April 24, 2023.