Despite surpassing EPS and revenue expectations, Oracle disappointed with the next quarter’s guidance
The computer technology corporation impressed analysts with its figures for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2021. Oracle posted an adjusted EPS of $1.54 on revenues of $11.23 billion. Both figures topped the $1.31 earnings-per-share and $1.04 billion previously touted.
Cloud services and license support accounted for more than half of Oracle’s total quarterly revenue, with figures coming in at $7.39 billion. At the same time, the cloud license and on-premises license segment reported a 9% increase to $2.14 billion.
Moreover, in the quarter, Oracle announced new public-cloud computing options that draw on Arm-based chips.
Regarding guidance, for the fiscal first quarter of 2022, the company called for an EPS between $0.94 - $0.98 and a 5% revenue growth. The company’s outlook is lower than expected, as it plans to increase capital expenditure to support the cloud computing workloads.
Since the beginning of the year, Oracle stock gained 26%, while USA500 added 13%.