Oracle Reports Q4 Gaap EPS Up 27% To 3 Cents, non-Gaap EPS Up 27% To 47 Cents
Q4 Applications New License Revenues Up 36%, Q4 Technology New License Revenues Up 23%
Fourth quarter non-GAAP earnings per share were up 27% to $0.47, and non-GAAP net income was up 27% to $2.4 billion.
For fiscal year 2008, GAAP earnings per share were up 30% to $1.06. Fiscal year 2008 GAAP revenues were up 25% to $22.4 billion, while annual GAAP net income was up 29% to
$5.5 billion. Total GAAP new software license revenues for the year were up 28% to $7.5 billion with database and middleware new license revenues up 24% and applications new license revenues up 38%. For the year, GAAP software license updates and product support revenues were up 24% to $10.3 billion. Annual GAAP service revenues were up 21% to $4.6 billion. GAAP operating margins were up nearly 200 basis points to 35% in FY08.
Fiscal year 2008 non-GAAP earnings per share were up 29% year over year to $1.30. Annual non-GAAP net income was up 28% to $6.8 billion compared to fiscal year 2007.
"Non-GAAP operating margins were up 200 basis points in FY08 to a record 43.0%," said President and CFO Safra Catz. "Non-GAAP earnings per share were up 29% for the year and non-GAAP EPS has tripled over the last five years. Oracle has delivered solid results year-afteryear."
"Oracle's application new software license revenues grew 38% in FY08, while SAP's new software license revenues grew only 13% in their most recent fiscal year," said President Charles Phillips. "This is the third consecutive year we've taken applications market share from SAP."
"Four years ago we publicly announced a five year plan to deliver non-GAAP earnings per share at a compound annual growth rate of 20%," said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. "During the past four years we exceeded our plan and delivered a non-GAAP EPS CAGR of over 26%."
Q4 Earnings Announcement
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