Podcast: Oracle Q3 – Following In IBM’s Footsteps

Some things we’re seeing from Oracle coming out of their Q3 earning are similar to what we saw with IBM a few years back. Their revenue is flat or slightly declining (like IBM’s was) but their earnings per share are growing, just like IBM’s had—the main reason for this? Stock repurchasing program, like IBM had done, Oracle is doing the same now, Oracle just spent in Q3 alone $10B to buy back 206M shares, and in the past 12 months they have bought back 728M shares, resulting in an overall reduction of 16% of all outstanding shares. The similarities of their financial moves go on, listen to this podcast and read the accompanying blog for further insights. 

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