Analyst Commentary

Oracle cloud growth softens between acquisitions and platform maturation

BYOL options prompt maintenance growth ahead of SaaS migrations and autonomous platform technology adoption

Oracle’s (NYSE: ORCL) FY3Q18 (CY1Q18) earnings release uncovered a $6.9 billion one-time income tax expense in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that left the business with a net loss of more than $4 billion for the quarter. Within normal operations, however, Oracle reported another quarter of moderate growth fueled almost exclusively by growth in its SaaS and software maintenance businesses. Despite expe...

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