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Oracle’s Cloud Business Benefits in Fiscal Q1 2021


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Oracle’s Cloud Business Benefits in Fiscal Q1 2021

Oracle has announced its fiscal 2021 Q1 results which has indicated that its cloud business is at good health and growing well. The company’s overall revenues were up by 2% year-over-year. In this fiscal quarter, its cloud services and license support revenues were up by 2%, while its cloud license and on-premise license revenues were up by 9%.

“Q1 was fantastic with total revenue beating guidance by more than $150 million, and non-GAAP earnings per share beating guidance by $0.07,” said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz. “Our cloud applications businesses continued their rapid revenue growth with Fusion ERP up 33% and NetSuite ERP up 23%.”

The CEO said that Oracle now has 7,300 Fusion ERP customers and 23,000 NetSuite ERP customers in the Oracle Cloud. The company has also seen large gains in its infrastructure business as the revenue from Zoom has more than doubled from Q4 last year to Q1 this year.

Oracle’s GAAP operating income has risen to $3.2 billion (up by 12%) and its non-GAAP operating income is up by 9% to $4.2 billion. The company’s GAAP earnings per share was up by 16% to $0.72, while non-GAAP earnings per share was up 15% to $0.93.

The earnings show that Oracle has been one of the gainers during the COVID-19 pandemic as remote work has taken precedence. Oracle has also announced that it has won major deals with McDonald’s, Albertsons Companies, Humana Inc, and Xactly.


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