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ORACLE REPORTS Q2 GAAP EPS UP 17% TO 43 CENTS; Q2 NON-GAAP EPS UP 6% TO 54 CENTS

Press Release  •  Dec 21, 2011 04:33 EST

ORACLE REPORTS Q2 GAAP EPS UP 17% TO 43 CENTS; Q2 NON-GAAP EPS UP 6% TO 54 CENTS

Trailing Twelve Month Operating Cash Flow Up 45% to $13.1 billion

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced fiscal 2012 Q2 GAAP and non-GAAP total revenues were up 2% to $8.8 billion. Both GAAP and non-GAAP new software license revenues were up 2% to $2.0 billion. Both GAAP and non-GAAP software license updates and product support revenues were up 9% to $4.0 billion. Both GAAPand non-GAAP hardware systems products revenues were down 14% to $953 million. GAAP operating income was up 12% to $3.1 billion, and GAAP operating margin was 35%. Non-GAAP operating income was up 3% to $3.9 billion, and non-GAAP operating margin was 45%. GAAP net income was up 17% to $2.2 billion, while non-GAAP net income was up 6% to $2.8 billion. GAAP earnings per share were $0.43, up 17% compared to last year while non-GAAP earnings per share were up 6% to $0.54. GAAP operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was $13.1 billion.

“Non-GAAP operating margins increased to 45% in Q2,” said Oracle President and CFO, Safra Catz, “and we expect those margins to keep growing. Operating cash flow over the last twelve months grew to $13.1 billion; that’s up a remarkable 45% compared to the preceding twelve month period.”

“We have expanded our worldwide sales capacity by adding over 1,700 sales professionals in the first half of this fiscal year,” said Oracle President, Mark Hurd. “We believe that this increase in our field organization combined with innovative new products like Fusion Cloud ERP and Cloud CRM will enable solid organic growth in the second half of this year.”

“Sales of our engineered systems accelerated in Q2,” said Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison.“Exadata growth was well over 100% compared to last year, and Exalogic grew more than 100% on a sequential basis. We shipped our first SPARC SuperCluster in Q2 and expect to begin deliveries of our Exalytics system and the Oracle Big Data Appliance in Q3.”

Oracle announced that its Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $5.0 billion of common stock under its existing share repurchase program in future quarters.

The Board of Directors also 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 January 11, 2012, with a payment date of February 1, 2012.

View release and financials: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/investor-relations/index.html.

Q2 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: 289185. To access the live webcast of this event, please visit the Oracle Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. A replay of the conference call will also be available by dialing (719) 457-0820 or (888) 203-1112, Passcode: 5771640.

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Contact Info

Ken Bond
Oracle Investor Relations
1.650.607.0349
ken.bond@oracle.com

Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporate Communications
1.212.508.7935
deborah.hellinger@oracle.com

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