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Oracle Reports Q2 GAAP EPS Up 20% To 18 Cents, Non-GAAP EPS Up 18% To 22 Cents

December 18, 2006

Applications New License Revenues Up 28%, Database and Middleware New License Revenues Up 9%

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., December 18, 2006 01:12 PM

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Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ-GS: ORCL) today announced fiscal 2007 Q2 GAAP earnings per share were up 20% to $0.18, compared to the same quarter last year. Second quarter total GAAP revenues were up 26% to $4.2 billion, while quarterly GAAP net income was up 21% to $967 million. Total GAAP software revenues were up 23% to $3.2 billion with database and middleware new license revenues up 9% and applications new license revenues up 28%. Services revenues were up 41% to $949 million, compared to the same quarter last year.

Second quarter non-GAAP earnings per share were up 18% to $0.22, and non-GAAP net income was up 20% to $1.17 billion, compared to the same quarter last year.

"We delivered strong top line revenue growth along with solid earnings for the second quarter," said Oracle President and CFO, Safra Catz. "We are now halfway through our five year plan targeting EPS growth at 20% per year. For the first two-and-a-half years we are comfortably ahead of that target."

"We continue to gain market share in applications from SAP, in middleware from BEA, and in database from IBM," said Oracle President, Charles Phillips. "In Q2 our middleware new license growth was exceptionally strong. We expect to pass BEA in total middleware new license sales later this year."

"Our applications acquisition strategy has strengthened our competitiveness in several industries including retail, banking, telecommunications and utilities," said Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison. "Now, the very first industry vertical we entered via acquisition, our retail software business, is beginning to see the benefits of operational integration with Oracle. In Q2, our retail new software license sales more than tripled. During the second half of the year the retail business unit expects to do even better. Eight of the top ten retailers in North America use Oracle retail software, only one uses SAP."

Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, including supplemental financial information, please visit Oracle on the web at or call Investor Relations at (650) 506-4073.

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