SOURCE: Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation

September 20, 2011 16:03 ET

Oracle Reports Q1 GAAP EPS up 34% to 36 Cents; Q1 Non-GAAP EPS up 14% to 48 Cents

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

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 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.

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 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: 1434269.

About Oracle
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"Safe Harbor" Statement: Statements in this press release relating to Oracle's future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions and prospects, are "forward-looking statements" and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect our current expectations and our actual results, and could cause actual results to differ materially. We presently consider the following to be among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations: (1) Economic, political and market conditions, including the recent recession and global economic crisis and the current situation in Japan caused by the recent earthquake and resulting tsunami, can adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition, including our revenue growth and profitability, which in turn could adversely affect our stock price. (2) We may fail to achieve our financial forecasts due to such factors as delays or size reductions in transactions, fewer large transactions in a particular quarter, unanticipated fluctuations in currency exchange rates, delays in delivery of new products or releases or a decline in our renewal rates for software license updates and product support. (3) Our hardware systems business may not be successful, and we may fail to achieve our financial forecasts with respect to this business. (4) We have an active acquisition program and our acquisitions may not be successful, may involve unanticipated costs or other integration issues or may disrupt our existing operations. (5) Our international sales and operations subject us to additional risks that can adversely affect our operating results, including risks relating to foreign currency gains and losses, risks relating to compliance with international and U.S. laws that apply to our international operations and risks to the sales of our products and services and supply chain operations caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. (6) Intense competitive forces demand rapid technological advances and frequent new product introductions and could require us to reduce prices or cause us to lose customers. (7) If we are unable to develop new or sufficiently differentiated products and services, or to enhance and improve our products and support services in a timely manner or to position and/or price our products and services to meet market demand, customers may not buy new software licenses or hardware systems products or purchase or renew support contracts. A detailed discussion of these factors and other risks that affect our business is contained in our SEC filings, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, particularly under the heading "Risk Factors." Copies of these filings are available online from the SEC or by contacting Oracle Corporation's Investor Relations Department at (650) 506-4073 or by clicking on SEC Filings on Oracle's Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. All information set forth in this press release is current as of September 20, 2011. Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

ORACLE CORPORATION
Q1 FISCAL 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
($ in millions, except per share data)






Three Months Ended August 31,













2011


% of
Reve-
nues



2010


% of
Reve-
nues
% Increase
(Decrease)

in US $
% Increase
(Decrease)

in Constant
Currency (1)
REVENUES
New software licenses $ 1,498 18 % $ 1,286 17 % 17 % 11 %
Software license updates and product support 4,022 48 % 3,450 46 % 17 % 10 %
Software Revenues 5,520 66 % 4,736 63 % 17 % 11 %
Hardware systems products 1,029 12 % 1,079 15 % (5 %) (11 %)
Hardware systems support 645 8 % 619 8 % 4 % (3 %)
Hardware Systems Revenues 1,674 20 % 1,698 23 % (1 %) (8 %)
Services 1,180 14 % 1,068 14 % 10 % 5 %
Total Revenues 8,374 100 % 7,502 100 % 12 % 5 %
OPERATING EXPENSES
Sales and marketing 1,630 19 % 1,333 18 % 22 % 16 %
Software license updates and product support 297 4 % 308 4 % (4 %) (6 %)
Hardware systems products 472 6 % 557 7 % (15 %) (19 %)
Hardware systems support 283 3 % 301 4 % (6 %) (11 %)
Services 936 11 % 896 12 % 5 % (1 %)
Research and development 1,050 13 % 1,103 15 % (5 %) (6 %)
General and administrative 311 4 % 272 4 % 14 % 10 %
Amortization of intangible assets 592 7 % 603 8 % (2 %) (2 %)
Acquisition related and other 19 0 % 83 1 % (77 %) (78 %)
Restructuring 101 1 % 129 1 % (21 %) (28 %)
Total Operating Expenses 5,691 68 % 5,585 74 % 2 % (2 %)
OPERATING INCOME 2,683 32 % 1,917 26 % 40 % 26 %
Interest expense (192 ) (2 %) (196 ) (3 %) (2 %) (2 %)
Non-operating income (expense), net (20 ) 0 % 74 1 % (127 %) (126 %)
INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 2,471 30 % 1,795 24 % 38 % 23 %
Provision for income taxes 631 8 % 443 6 % 43 % 27 %
NET INCOME $ 1,840 22 % $ 1,352 18 % 36 % 21 %
EARNINGS PER SHARE:
Basic $ 0.36 $ 0.27
Diluted $ 0.36 $ 0.27
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:
Basic 5,062 5,026
Diluted 5,150 5,083

(1) We compare the percent change in the results from one period to another period using constant currency disclosure. We present constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars at the exchange rates in effect on May 31, 2011, which was the last day of our prior fiscal year, rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods. Movements in international currencies relative to the United States dollar during the three months ended August 31, 2011 compared with the corresponding prior year period increased our revenues by 7 percentage points, operating expenses by 4 percentage points and operating income by 14 percentage points.

ORACLE CORPORATION
Q1 FISCAL 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS
RECONCILIATION OF SELECTED GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES (1)
($ in millions, except per share data)
Three Months Ended August 31, % Increase (Decrease)
in US $
% Increase (Decrease) in Constant Currency (2)


2011
GAAP



Adj.


2011
Non-GAAP


2010
GAAP



Adj.

2010
Non-GAAP

GAAP Non-GAAP GAAP Non-GAAP
TOTAL REVENUES (3) (4) $ 8,374 $ 24 $ 8,398 $ 7,502 $ 86 $ 7,588 12 % 11 % 5 % 5 %
TOTAL SOFTWARE REVENUES (3) $ 5,520 $ 13 $ 5,533 $ 4,736 $ 25 $ 4,761 17 % 16 % 11 % 10 %
New software licenses 1,498 - 1,498 1,286 - 1,286 17 % 17 % 11 % 11 %
Software license updates and product support (3) 4,022 13 4,035 3,450 25 3,475 17 % 16 % 10 % 10 %
TOTAL HARDWARE SYSTEMS REVENUES (4) $ 1,674 $ 11 $ 1,685 $ 1,698 $ 61 $ 1,759 (1 %) (4 %) (8 %) (10 %)
Hardware systems products 1,029 - 1,029 1,079 - 1,079 (5 %) (5 %) (11 %) (11 %)
Hardware systems support (4) 645 11 656 619 61 680 4 % (4 %) (3 %) (10 %)
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES $ 5,691 $ (859 ) $ 4,832 $ 5,585 $ (944 ) $ 4,641 2 % 4 % (2 %) 0 %
Stock-based compensation (5) 147 (147 ) - 129 (129 ) - 14 % * 14 % *
Amortization of intangible assets (6) 592 (592 ) - 603 (603 ) - (2 %) * (2 %) *
Acquisition related and other 19 (19 ) - 83 (83 ) - (77 %) * (78 %) *
Restructuring 101 (101 ) - 129 (129 ) - (21 %) * (28 %) *
OPERATING INCOME $ 2,683 $ 883 $ 3,566 $ 1,917 $ 1,030 $ 2,947 40 % 21 % 26 % 12 %
OPERATING MARGIN % 32 % 42 % 26 % 39 % 649 bp. 362 bp. 512 bp. 282 bp.
INCOME TAX EFFECTS (7) $ 631 $ 258 $ 889 $ 443 $ 253 $ 696 43 % 28 % 27 % 18 %
NET INCOME $ 1,840 $ 625 $ 2,465 $ 1,352 $ 777 $ 2,129 36 % 16 % 21 % 7 %
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $ 0.36 $ 0.48 $ 0.27 $ 0.42 34 % 14 % 20 % 5 %
DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING 5,150 - 5,150 5,083 - 5,083 1 % 1 % 1 % 1 %

(1) This presentation includes non-GAAP measures. Our non-GAAP measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. For a detailed explanation of the adjustments made to comparable GAAP measures, the reasons why management uses these measures, the usefulness of these measures and the material limitations on the usefulness of these measures, please see Appendix A.
(2) We compare the percent change in the results from one period to another period using constant currency disclosure. We present constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars at the exchange rates in effect on May 31, 2011, which was the last day of our prior fiscal year, rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods.
(3) As of August 31, 2011, approximately $19 million, $9 million and $2 million in estimated revenues related to assumed software support contracts will not be recognized for the remainder of fiscal 2012, fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2014, respectively, due to business combination accounting rules.
(4) As of August 31, 2011, approximately $19 million and $11 million in estimated revenues related to hardware systems support contracts will not be recognized for the remainder of fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013, respectively, due to business combination accounting rules.
(5) Stock-based compensation was included in the following GAAP operating expense categories:

Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
August 31, 2011 August 31, 2010
GAAP Adj. Non-GAAP GAAP Adj. Non-GAAP
Sales and marketing $ 26 $ (26 ) $ - $ 23 $ (23 ) $ -
Software license updates and product support 4 (4 ) - 5 (5 ) -
Hardware systems products 1 (1 ) - 1 (1 ) -
Hardware systems support 1 (1 ) - 1 (1 ) -
Services 4 (4 ) - 4 (4 ) -
Research and development 71 (71 ) - 59 (59 ) -
General and administrative 40 (40 ) - 36 (36 ) -
Subtotal 147 (147 ) - 129 (129 ) -
Acquisition related and other 1 (1 ) - 1 (1 ) -
Total stock-based compensation $ 148 $ (148 ) $ - $ 130 $ (130 ) $ -

(6) Estimated future annual amortization expense related to intangible assets as of August 31, 2011 was as follows:

Remainder of Fiscal 2012 $ 1,737
Fiscal 2013 1,967
Fiscal 2014 1,619
Fiscal 2015 1,220
Fiscal 2016 717
Fiscal 2017 176
Thereafter 176
Total intangible assets subject to amortization 7,612
In-process research and development 50
Total intangible assets, net $ 7,662

(7) Income tax effects for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 were calculated reflecting an effective GAAP tax rate of 25.6% and an effective non-GAAP tax rate of 26.5%. The differences between our GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 were primarily due to income tax effects related to our acquired tax exposures and the differences in jurisdictional tax rates and the related tax benefits attributable to our restructuring expenses. Income tax effects for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 were calculated reflecting an effective GAAP and non-GAAP tax rate of 24.7%.
* Not meaningful

ORACLE CORPORATION
Q1 FISCAL 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
($ in millions)
August 31, May 31,
2011 2011
ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 13,162 $ 16,163
Marketable securities 18,498 12,685
Trade receivables, net 4,194 6,628
Inventories 259 303
Deferred tax assets 1,262 1,189
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,831 2,206
Total Current Assets 39,206 39,174
Non-Current Assets:
Property, plant and equipment, net 2,930 2,857
Intangible assets, net 7,662 7,860
Goodwill 21,831 21,553
Deferred tax assets 1,152 1,076
Other assets 1,078 1,015
Total Non-Current Assets 34,653 34,361
TOTAL ASSETS $ 73,859 $ 73,535
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
Notes payable, current and other current borrowings $ - $ 1,150
Accounts payable 614 701
Accrued compensation and related benefits 1,553 2,320
Deferred revenues 7,925 6,802
Other current liabilities 2,964 3,219
Total Current Liabilities 13,056 14,192
Non-Current Liabilities:
Notes payable and other non-current borrowings 14,789 14,772
Income taxes payable 3,281 3,169
Other non-current liabilities 1,494 1,157
Total Non-Current Liabilities 19,564 19,098
Equity 41,239 40,245
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 73,859 $ 73,535

ORACLE CORPORATION
Q1 FISCAL 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
($ in millions)
Three Months Ended August 31,
2011 2010
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:
Net income $ 1,840 $ 1,352
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation 117 99
Amortization of intangible assets 592 603
Deferred income taxes (116 ) (15 )
Stock-based compensation 148 130
Tax benefits on the exercise of stock options and vesting of restricted stock-based awards 39 24
Excess tax benefits on the exercise of stock options and vesting of restricted stock-based awards (24 ) (10 )
Other, net 27 26
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:
Decrease in trade receivables, net 2,483 1,942
Decrease in inventories 57 11
Decrease in prepaid expenses and other assets 469 348
Decrease in accounts payable and other liabilities (1,374 ) (898 )
Increase (decrease) in income taxes payable 159 (529 )
Increase in deferred revenues 1,004 734
Net cash provided by operating activities 5,421 3,817
Cash Flows From Investing Activities:
Purchases of marketable securities and other investments (12,588 ) (7,650 )
Proceeds from maturities and sales of marketable securities and other investments 6,768 4,684
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (343 ) (832 )
Capital expenditures (160 ) (118 )
Net cash used for investing activities (6,323 ) (3,916 )
Cash Flows From Financing Activities:
Payments for repurchases of common stock (800 ) (249 )
Proceeds from issuances of common stock 182 169
Payments of dividends to stockholders (304 ) (251 )
Proceeds from borrowings, net of issuance costs - 3,204
Repayments of borrowings (1,150 ) (885 )
Excess tax benefits on the exercise of stock options and vesting of restricted stock-based awards 24 10
Distributions to noncontrolling interests (163 ) (38 )
Net cash (used for) provided by financing activities (2,211 ) 1,960
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 112 243
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (3,001 ) 2,104
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 16,163 9,914
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 13,162 $ 12,018
ORACLE CORPORATION
Q1 FISCAL 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS
FREE CASH FLOW - TRAILING 4-QUARTERS (1)
($ in millions)
Fiscal 2011 Fiscal 2012
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
GAAP Operating Cash Flow $ 8,760 $ 9,053 $ 9,948 $ 11,214 $ 12,818
Capital Expenditures (2) (293 ) (369 ) (441 ) (450 ) (492 )
Free Cash Flow $ 8,467 $ 8,684 $ 9,507 $ 10,764 $ 12,326
% Growth over prior year 0 % 3 % 19 % 27 % 46 %
GAAP Net Income $ 6,363 $ 6,776 $ 7,701 $ 8,547 $ 9,035
Free Cash Flow as a % of Net Income 133 % 128 % 123 % 126 % 136 %
(1) To supplement our statements of cash flows presented on a GAAP basis, we use non-GAAP measures of cash flows on a trailing 4-quarter basis to analyze cash flow generated from operations. We believe free cash flow is also useful as one of the bases for comparing our performance with our competitors. The presentation of non-GAAP free cash flow is not meant to be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income as an indicator of our performance, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity.
(2) Represents capital expenditures as reported in cash flows from investing activities on our cash flow statements presented in accordance with GAAP.
ORACLE CORPORATION
Q1 FISCAL 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS
SUPPLEMENTAL ANALYSIS OF GAAP REVENUES AND HEADCOUNT (1)
($ in millions)
Fiscal 2011 Fiscal 2012
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL
REVENUES
New software licenses $ 1,286 $ 1,999 $ 2,214 $ 3,736 $ 9,235 $ 1,498 $ 1,498
Software license updates and product support 3,450 3,645 3,740 3,961 14,796 4,022 4,022
Software Revenues 4,736 5,644 5,954 7,697 24,031 5,520 5,520
Hardware systems products 1,079 1,112 1,035 1,157 4,382 1,029 1,029
Hardware systems support 619 641 629 673 2,562 645 645
Hardware Systems Revenues 1,698 1,753 1,664 1,830 6,944 1,674 1,674
Services Revenues 1,068 1,185 1,146 1,248 4,647 1,180 1,180
Total Revenues $ 7,502 $ 8,582 $ 8,764 $ 10,775 $ 35,622 $ 8,374 $ 8,374
AS REPORTED REVENUE GROWTH RATES
New software licenses 25 % 21 % 29 % 19 % 23 % 17 % 17 %
Software license updates and product support 11 % 12 % 13 % 15 % 13 % 17 % 17 %
Software Revenues 14 % 15 % 19 % 17 % 17 % 17 % 17 %
Hardware systems products * * 279 % (6 %) 191 % (5 %) (5 %)
Hardware systems support * * 239 % 12 % 227 % 4 % 4 %
Hardware Systems Revenues * * 263 % 0 % 203 % (1 %) (1 %)
Services Revenues 18 % 24 % 23 % 13 % 19 % 10 % 10 %
Total Revenues 48 % 47 % 37 % 13 % 33 % 12 % 12 %
CONSTANT CURRENCY GROWTH RATES (2)
New software licenses 25 % 23 % 27 % 12 % 19 % 11 % 11 %
Software license updates and product support 12 % 13 % 12 % 10 % 12 % 10 % 10 %
Software Revenues 15 % 17 % 17 % 11 % 15 % 11 % 11 %
Hardware systems products * * 274 % (11 %) 184 % (11 %) (11 %)
Hardware systems support * * 234 % 6 % 218 % (3 %) (3 %)
Hardware Systems Revenues * * 258 % (5 %) 195 % (8 %) (8 %)
Services Revenues 18 % 25 % 21 % 7 % 17 % 5 % 5 %
Total Revenues 49 % 48 % 35 % 7 % 30 % 5 % 5 %
GEOGRAPHIC REVENUES
REVENUES
Americas $ 3,904 $ 4,452 $ 4,509 $ 5,487 $ 18,352 $ 4,226 $ 4,226
Europe, Middle East & Africa 2,381 2,738 2,815 3,564 11,497 2,704 2,704
Asia Pacific 1,217 1,392 1,440 1,724 5,773 1,444 1,444
Total Revenues $ 7,502 $ 8,582 $ 8,764 $ 10,775 $ 35,622 $ 8,374 $ 8,374
HEADCOUNT
GEOGRAPHIC AREA
Americas 44,494 44,815 45,825 45,887 46,338
Europe, Middle East & Africa 22,886 22,690 22,705 22,394 22,210
Asia Pacific 37,856 38,225 39,340 40,148 40,840
Total Company 105,236 105,730 107,870 108,429 109,388
(1) The sum of the quarterly financial information may vary from year-to-date financial information due to rounding.
(2) We compare the percent change in the results from one period to another period using constant currency disclosure. We present constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars at the exchange rates in effect on May 31, 2011 and 2010 for the fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011 constant currency growth rate calculations presented, respectively, rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods.
* Not meaningful
ORACLE CORPORATION
Q1 FISCAL 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS
SUPPLEMENTAL TOTAL SOFTWARE PRODUCT REVENUE ANALYSIS (1)
($ in millions)
Fiscal 2011 Fiscal 2012
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL
SOFTWARE REVENUES
DATABASE & MIDDLEWARE REVENUES
New software licenses $ 937 $ 1,420 $ 1,575 $ 2,694 $ 6,626 $ 1,070 $ 1,070
Software license updates and product support 2,316 2,443 2,523 2,663 9,945 2,710 2,710
Database and Middleware Revenues $ 3,253 $ 3,863 $ 4,098 $ 5,357 $ 16,571 $ 3,780 $ 3,780
AS REPORTED GROWTH RATES
New software licenses 32% 21% 27% 18% 23% 14% 14%
Software license updates and product support 12% 15% 15% 15% 14% 17% 17%
Database and Middleware Revenues 17% 17% 19% 17% 18% 16% 16%
CONSTANT CURRENCY GROWTH RATES (2)
New software licenses 32% 23% 26% 10% 19% 8% 8%
Software license updates and product support 13% 16% 14% 10% 13% 12% 12%
Database and Middleware Revenues 18% 18% 18% 10% 15% 11% 11%
APPLICATIONS REVENUES
New software licenses $ 349 $ 579 $ 639 $ 1,042 $ 2,609 $ 428 $ 428
Software license updates and product support 1,134 1,202 1,217 1,298 4,851 1,312 1,312
Applications Revenues $ 1,483 $ 1,781 $ 1,856 $ 2,340 $ 7,460 $ 1,740 $ 1,740
AS REPORTED GROWTH RATES
New software licenses 10% 21% 34% 22% 23% 23% 23%
Software license updates and product support 8% 8% 10% 16% 10% 16% 16%
Applications Revenues 8% 12% 17% 18% 14% 17% 17%
CONSTANT CURRENCY GROWTH RATES (2)
New software licenses 10% 22% 31% 16% 20% 19% 19%
Software license updates and product support 9% 9% 9% 10% 9% 7% 7%
Applications Revenues 9% 13% 16% 12% 13% 10% 10%
(1) The sum of the quarterly financial information may vary from year-to-date financial information due to rounding.
(2) We compare the percent change in the results from one period to another period using constant currency disclosure. We present constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars at the exchange rates in effect on May 31, 2011 and 2010 for the fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011 constant currency growth rate calculations presented, respectively, rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods.
ORACLE CORPORATION
Q1 FISCAL 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS
SUPPLEMENTAL GEOGRAPHIC NEW SOFTWARE LICENSE AND HARDWARE SYSTEMS PRODUCTS REVENUES ANALYSIS (1)
($ in millions)
Fiscal 2011 Fiscal 2012
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL
AMERICAS
Database & Middleware $ 446 $ 671 $ 755 $ 1,284 $ 3,155 $ 478 $ 478
Applications 212 359 355 580 1,507 249 249
New Software License Revenues $ 658 $ 1,030 $ 1,110 $ 1,864 $ 4,662 $ 727 $ 727
Hardware Systems Products Revenues $ 543 $ 602 $ 506 $ 599 $ 2,248 $ 475 $ 475
AS REPORTED GROWTH RATES
Database & Middleware 44 % 36 % 40 % 14 % 28 % 7 % 7 %
Applications 14 % 26 % 26 % 20 % 22 % 18 % 18 %
New Software License Revenues 33 % 32 % 35 % 16 % 26 % 10 % 10 %
Hardware Systems Products Revenues * * 287 % (3 %) 201 % (12 %) (12 %)
CONSTANT CURRENCY GROWTH RATES (2)
Database & Middleware 43 % 36 % 39 % 12 % 27 % 6 % 6 %
Applications 14 % 26 % 24 % 18 % 20 % 16 % 16 %
New Software License Revenues 32 % 32 % 34 % 14 % 24 % 9 % 9 %
Hardware Systems Products Revenues * * 285 % (4 %) 199 % (13 %) (13 %)
EUROPE / MIDDLE EAST / AFRICA
Database & Middleware $ 279 $ 426 $ 505 $ 925 $ 2,137 $ 322 $ 322
Applications 73 148 197 308 724 118 118
New Software License Revenues $ 352 $ 574 $ 702 $ 1,233 $ 2,861 $ 440 $ 440
Hardware Systems Products Revenues $ 338 $ 329 $ 330 $ 341 $ 1,337 $ 344 $ 344
AS REPORTED GROWTH RATES
Database & Middleware 25 % (1 %) 11 % 23 % 15 % 15 % 15 %
Applications (19 %) 23 % 47 % 18 % 20 % 63 % 63 %
New Software License Revenues 12 % 5 % 19 % 22 % 16 % 25 % 25 %
Hardware Systems Products Revenues * * 246 % (13 %) 176 % 2 % 2 %
CONSTANT CURRENCY GROWTH RATES (2)
Database & Middleware 32 % 7 % 12 % 9 % 12 % 5 % 5 %
Applications (16 %) 31 % 46 % 7 % 16 % 55 % 55 %
New Software License Revenues 18 % 12 % 20 % 9 % 13 % 15 % 15 %
Hardware Systems Products Revenues * * 246 % (21 %) 165 % (11 %) (11 %)
ASIA PACIFIC
Database & Middleware $ 212 $ 323 $ 315 $ 485 $ 1,334 $ 270 $ 270
Applications 64 72 87 154 378 61 61
New Software License Revenues $ 276 $ 395 $ 402 $ 639 $ 1,712 $ 331 $ 331
Hardware Systems Products Revenues $ 198 $ 181 $ 199 $ 217 $ 797 $ 210 $ 210
AS REPORTED GROWTH RATES
Database & Middleware 19 % 27 % 28 % 20 % 23 % 28 % 28 %
Applications 54 % (1 %) 45 % 41 % 33 % (4 %) (4 %)
New Software License Revenues 26 % 21 % 32 % 24 % 25 % 20 % 20 %
Hardware Systems Products Revenues * * 325 % (4 %) 191 % 6 % 6 %
CONSTANT CURRENCY GROWTH RATES (2)
Database & Middleware 13 % 22 % 20 % 8 % 15 % 15 % 15 %
Applications 47 % (5 %) 34 % 27 % 24 % (11 %) (11 %)
New Software License Revenues 19 % 16 % 23 % 12 % 16 % 9 % 9 %
Hardware Systems Products Revenues * * 295 % (13 %) 173 % (5 %) (5 %)
TOTAL COMPANY
Database & Middleware $ 937 $ 1,420 $ 1,575 $ 2,694 $ 6,626 $ 1,070 $ 1,070
Applications 349 579 639 1,042 2,609 428 428
New Software License Revenues $ 1,286 $ 1,999 $ 2,214 $ 3,736 $ 9,235 $ 1,498 $ 1,498
Hardware Systems Products Revenues $ 1,079 $ 1,112 $ 1,035 $ 1,157 $ 4,382 $ 1,029 $ 1,029
AS REPORTED GROWTH RATES
Database & Middleware 32 % 21 % 27 % 18 % 23 % 14 % 14 %
Applications 10 % 21 % 34 % 22 % 23 % 23 % 23 %
New Software License Revenues 25 % 21 % 29 % 19 % 23 % 17 % 17 %
Hardware Systems Products Revenues * * 279 % (6 %) 191 % (5 %) (5 %)
CONSTANT CURRENCY GROWTH RATES (2)
Database & Middleware 32 % 23 % 26 % 10 % 19 % 8 % 8 %
Applications 10 % 22 % 31 % 16 % 20 % 19 % 19 %
New Software License Revenues 25 % 23 % 27 % 12 % 19 % 11 % 11 %
Hardware Systems Products Revenues * * 274 % (11 %) 184 % (11 %) (11 %)
(1) The sum of the quarterly financial information may vary from year-to-date financial information due to rounding.
(2) We compare the percent change in the results from one period to another period using constant currency disclosure. We present constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars at the exchange rates in effect on May 31, 2011 and 2010 for the fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011 constant currency growth rate calculations presented, respectively, rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods.
* Not meaningful
APPENDIX A
ORACLE CORPORATION
Q1 FISCAL 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS
EXPLANATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

To supplement our financial results presented on a GAAP basis, we use the non-GAAP measures indicated in the tables, which exclude certain business combination accounting entries and expenses related to acquisitions, as well as other significant expenses including stock-based compensation, that we believe are helpful in understanding our past financial performance and our future results. Our non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our management regularly uses our supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate our business and make operating decisions. These non-GAAP measures are among the primary factors management uses in planning for and forecasting future periods. Compensation of our executives is based in part on the performance of our business based on these non-GAAP measures. Our non-GAAP financial measures reflect adjustments based on the following items, as well as the related income tax effects:

Software license updates and product support and hardware systems support deferred revenues: Business combination accounting rules require us to account for the fair values of software license updates and product support contracts and hardware systems support contracts assumed in connection with our acquisitions. Because these support contracts are typically one year in duration, our GAAP revenues for the one year period subsequent to our acquisition of a business do not reflect the full amount of support revenues on these assumed support contracts that would have otherwise been recorded by the acquired entity. The non-GAAP adjustment to our software license updates and product support revenues and hardware systems support revenues is intended to include, and thus reflect, the full amount of such revenues. We believe the adjustment to these support revenues is useful to investors as a measure of the ongoing performance of our business. We have historically experienced high renewal rates on our software license updates and product support contracts and our objective is to increase the renewal rates on acquired and new hardware systems support contracts; however, we cannot be certain that our customers will renew our software license updates and product support contracts or our hardware systems support contracts.

Stock-based compensation expenses: We have excluded the effect of stock-based compensation expenses from our non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measures. Although stock-based compensation is a key incentive offered to our employees, and we believe such compensation contributed to the revenues earned during the periods presented and also believe it will contribute to the generation of future period revenues, we continue to evaluate our business performance excluding stock-based compensation expenses. Stock-based compensation expenses will recur in future periods.

Amortization of intangible assets: We have excluded the effect of amortization of intangible assets from our non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measures. Amortization of intangible assets is inconsistent in amount and frequency and is significantly affected by the timing and size of our acquisitions. Investors should note that the use of intangible assets contributed to our revenues earned during the periods presented and will contribute to our future period revenues as well. Amortization of intangible assets will recur in future periods.

Acquisition related and other expenses; and restructuring expenses: We have excluded the effect of acquisition related and other expenses and the effect of restructuring expenses from our non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measures. We incurred significant expenses in connection with our acquisitions and also incurred certain other operating expenses or income, which we generally would not have otherwise incurred in the periods presented as a part of our continuing operations. Acquisition related and other expenses consist of personnel related costs for transitional employees, other acquired employee related costs, stock-based compensation expenses (in addition to the stock-based compensation expenses described above), integration related professional services, certain business combination adjustments including adjustments after the measurement period has ended and changes in fair value of contingent consideration payable, and certain other operating expenses, net. Substantially all of the stock-based compensation expenses included in acquisition related and other expenses resulted from unvested options assumed in acquisitions whose vesting was fully accelerated upon termination of the employees pursuant to the original terms of those options. Restructuring expenses consist of employee severance and other exit costs. We believe it is useful for investors to understand the effects of these items on our total operating expenses. Although acquisition related expenses and restructuring expenses generally diminish over time with respect to past acquisitions, we generally will incur these expenses in connection with any future acquisitions.

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