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Oracle Stock Climbs On Earnings Beat

Oracle (ORCL) reported quarterly results late Monday that beat estimates as revenue jumped 18% and exceeded the high end of the company’s guidance. Oracle stock climbed as the software maker said it is investing heavily in health care information technology.


The database software company said adjusted earnings were $1.21 a share on revenue of $12.3 billion. Analysts expected Oracle to report earnings of $1.17 a share on revenue of $11.95 billion, according to FactSet.

In constant currency, revenue jumped 25%. The results were for Oracle’s fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 30.

Oracle stock rose 2.9% to 83.60 during after-hours trading on the stock market today.

“The strengthening of the U.S. dollar compared to foreign currencies had a significant impact on results in the quarter,” according to the Oracle earnings release. “Without the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening, adjusted earnings would have been 9 cents higher.”

Oracle Stock: Investing Heavily In Cloud Computing

Total cloud revenue jumped 43% to $3.8 billion and was up 48% in constant currency, Oracle said.

Oracle  is investing heavily to accelerate cloud revenue growth as it also moves to modernize health care information technology.

This was Oracle’s second quarter with a financial contribution from medical records company Cerner. Oracle acquired Cerner for $28 billion, as part of the software company’s deeper move into the health care sector. Cerner contributed $1.5 billion to total revenue.

“We are just beginning our mission to modernize health care information systems,” Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison said in a written statement with the earnings release. “In the wake of the Covid pandemic, there is a worldwide sense of urgency to transform and improve national health care systems. The scale of this opportunity is unprecedented.”

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