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Oracle Reports Q1 GAAP EPS Up 34% To 36 Cents; Q1 Non-GAAP EPS Up 14% To 48 Cents

September 20, 2011

Q1 Software New License Sales Up 17%, Twelve Month Operating Cash Flow Up 46% to $12.8 Billion

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced fiscal 2012 Q1 GAAP total revenues were up 12% to $8.4 billion, while non-GAAP total revenues were up 11% to $8.4 billion. Both GAAP and non-GAAP new software license revenues were up 17% to $1.5 billion. GAAP software license updates and product support revenues were up 17% to $4.0 billion, while non-GAAP software license updates and product support revenues were up 16% to $4.0 billion. Both GAAP and non-GAAP hardware systems products revenues were down 5% to $1.0 billion. GAAP operating income was up 40% to $2.7 billion, and GAAP operating margin was 32%. Non-GAAP operating income was up 21% to $3.6 billion, and non-GAAP operating margin was 42%. GAAP net income was up 36% to $1.8 billion, while non-GAAP net income was up 16% to $2.5 billion. GAAP earnings per share were $0.36, up 34% compared to last year while non-GAAP earnings per share were up 14% to $0.48. GAAP operating cash flow on a trailing twelve month basis was $12.8 billion, up 46% from last year.

“New software license sales grew 17%,” said Oracle President and CFO, Safra Catz. “This strong organic growth coupled with disciplined business management enabled yet another increase in our operating margin in Q1. Operating cash flow increased this quarter to $5.4 billion, up $1.6 billion from $3.8 billion in Q1 of last year.”

“Our high-end server business – Exadata, Exalogic, and SPARC M-Series – delivered solid double digit revenue growth in Q1,” said Oracle President, Mark Hurd. “In contrast, revenue declined in our low-end server business. By moving away from low-margin commodity hardware and focusing on high-end servers, we increased our hardware gross margins from 48% to 54%. Our strategy to grow the profitable parts of our hardware business is paying off.”

“Next week Oracle will announce a new high-performance SPARC microprocessor, and a new high-end server called a SPARC SuperCluster,” said Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison. “The new SPARC T4 microprocessor is up to 5 times faster than the T3 microprocessor it replaces. The new SuperCluster is engineered to use the SPARC T4 microprocessor and the Exadata flash and disk storage system to deliver extreme record-breaking performance.”

In addition, Oracle also announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share of outstanding common stock. This dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 12, 2011, with a payment date of November 2, 2011.

Full press release with financials is available at

Q1 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Oracle will hold a conference call and webcast today to discuss these results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific. You may listen to the call by dialing (913) 312-0945 or (877) 612-6725, Passcode: 667571. To access the live webcast of this event, please visit the Oracle Investor Relations website at A replay of the conference call will also be available by dialing (719) 457-0820 or (888) 203-1112, Passcode: 1434269.

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