Oracle (NAS: ORCL) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Dec. 18. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Oracle's revenues will increase 2.4% and EPS will grow 13.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $9.02 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.
Last quarter, Oracle notched revenue of $8.21 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $8.37 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.53. GAAP EPS of $0.41 for Q1 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.36 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 78.3%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 33.6%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.9%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $38.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.66.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,416 members out of 3,626 rating the stock outperform, and 210 members rating it underperform. Among 806 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 766 give Oracle a green thumbs-up, and 40 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Oracle is outperform, with an average price target of $33.97.
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