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Oracle’s cloud revenues up by 25 pc

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Oracle Corporation has said that fiscal 2014 Q4 total revenues were up 3% to $11.3 billion. Software and cloud revenues were up 4% to $8.9 billion. GAAP cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) revenues were up 25% to $322 million, while non-GAAP SaaS and PaaS revenues were up 23% to $327 million.

In addition, cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) revenues were up 13% to $128 million. New software licenses revenues were unchanged at $3.8 billion. Software license updates and product support revenues were up 7% to $4.7 billion. Overall hardware systems revenues were up 2% to $1.5 billion with hardware systems products up 2% to $870 million and hardware systems support up 2% to $596 million.

In Q4, both GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share were lowered by $0.02 due to a non-operating loss caused by exchange rate changes in Venezuela. Furthermore, last year’s Q4 GAAP earnings per share increased $0.04 because of a $269 million acquisition price reduction.

As a result of these two factors, Q4 GAAP earnings per share were unchanged at $0.80 compared with last year, while GAAP net income was down 4% to $3.6 billion, and GAAP operating income was down 2% to $4.9 billion. Q4 GAAP operating margin was 43% in the quarter.

Non-GAAP earnings per share were up 6% to $0.92, but would have been $0.94 if not for the currency loss in Venezuela. Non-GAAP net income was up 2% to $4.2 billion while non-GAAP operating income was up 3% to $5.8 billion. The non-GAAP operating margin was 51%. GAAP operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was $14.9 billion.

For fiscal year 2014, total revenues were up 3% at $38.3 billion. GAAP Software and Cloud revenues were up 5%. GAAP Cloud SaaS and PaaS revenues were up 23% to $1.1 billion while Cloud IaaS revenues were $456 million. New software licenses revenues were unchanged at $9.4 billion while software license updates and product support revenues were up 6% to $18.2 billion.

Total hardware system revenues were flat at $5.4 billion. GAAP operating income was up 1% to $14.8 billion, and GAAP operating margin was 39%. Non-GAAP operating income was up 3% to $18.1 billion, and non-GAAP operating margin was 47%. GAAP net income was unchanged at $11.0 billion, while non-GAAP net income was up 2% to $13.2 billion. GAAP earnings per share were $2.38, up 5% compared to last year while non-GAAP earnings per share were $2.87, up 7%.

“Our cloud subscription business is now approaching a run rate of $2 billion a year. As our business has transitioned, more software revenues are being recognized over the life of a subscription rather than upfront. We’re making this transition to cloud subscriptions and ratable revenue recognition while continuously increasing our top-line revenue and our bottom-line profits year-after-year,” said  Safra Catz, President and CFO, Oracle.

“We have transformed Sun’s commodity hardware business into a profitable and growing Engineered Systems business. Our overall hardware business grew 2% in constant currency this past year. We saw record levels of Engineered Systems shipments and expect to deliver our 10,000th unit in Q1,” said Mark Hurd, President, Oracle.

“Oracle is now the second largest SaaS company in the world. In SaaS, we’re in front of everybody but salesforce.com. In IaaS we’re larger and more profitable than Rackspace. We have by far the most complete portfolio of modern SaaS and PaaS products in the industry: CRM: Sales, Service & Marketing; HCM: HR, Payroll & Talent; ERP: Accounting, Procurement, Supply Chain & more.

All these SaaS products run on the world’s most powerful PaaS: the Oracle in-memory multi-tenant database and Java. We plan to increase our focus on the Cloud and become number one in both the SaaS and the PaaS businesses,” said Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle .

Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share of outstanding common stock. This dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on July 9, 2014, with a payment date of July 30, 2014.

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