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How to buy Oracle (ORCL) stocks in Ireland

Learn how to easily invest in Oracle stocks.

Oracle Corporation is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Oracle shares (ORCL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Oracle employs 132,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$41.4 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Oracle's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Oracle's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $83.38, which is 34.42% up on its pre-crash value of $54.68 and 109.97% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $39.71.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Oracle stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $832.54 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,570.88.

Is it a good time to buy Oracle stock?

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Oracle shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-16.
Latest market close$83.38
52-week range$58.84 - $105.95
50-day moving average $92.14
200-day moving average $87.00
Wall St. target price$102.42
PE ratio 24.7502
Dividend yield $1.2 (1.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.54

Oracle stock price (NYSE:ORCL)

Use our graph to track the performance of ORCL stocks over time.

Oracle price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $83.38 from 2022-01-19

1 week (2022-01-14) -4.92%
1 month (2021-12-17) N/A
3 months (2021-10-20) -13.72%
6 months (2021-07-21) -7.04%
1 year (2021-01-21) 36.22%
2 years (2020-01-21) 51.00%
3 years (2019-01-18) 69.23%
5 years (2017-01-20) 109.13%

Is Oracle under- or over-valued?

Valuing Oracle stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Oracle's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Oracle's P/E ratio

Oracle's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Oracle shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Oracle's PEG ratio

Oracle's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7758. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Oracle's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Oracle's EBITDA

Oracle's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $18.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Oracle's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Oracle financials

Revenue TTM $41.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 38.56%
Gross profit TTM $32.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.2%
Return on equity TTM 147.26%
Profit margin 24.79%
Book value $1.86
Market capitalisation $234.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Oracle's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Oracle.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Oracle's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.18

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Oracle's overall score of 17.18 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Oracle is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Oracle's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.93/100

Oracle's environmental score of 1.93 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Oracle is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Oracle's social score

Social score: 10.18/100

Oracle's social score of 10.18 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Oracle is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Oracle's governance score

Governance score: 6.07/100

Oracle's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Oracle is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Oracle's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Oracle scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Oracle hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Oracle share dividends

26%

Dividend payout ratio: 25.91% of net profits

Recently Oracle has paid out, on average, around 25.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Oracle shareholders could enjoy a 1.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oracle's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

While Oracle's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Oracle may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Oracle's most recent dividend payout was on 19 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Oracle's shares ever split?

Oracle's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 October 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Oracle shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Oracle shares which in turn could have impacted Oracle's share price.

Oracle share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Oracle's shares have ranged in value from as little as $58.84 up to $105.9465. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORCL.US volatility(beta: 0.79)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Oracle's is 0.7886. This would suggest that Oracle's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Oracle overview

Oracle Corporation provides products and services that address enterprise information technology environments worldwide. Its Oracle cloud software as a service offering include various cloud software applications, including Oracle Fusion cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP), Oracle Fusion cloud enterprise performance management, Oracle Fusion cloud supply chain and manufacturing management, Oracle Fusion cloud human capital management, Oracle Fusion cloud advertising and customer experience, and NetSuite applications suite. The company also offers cloud-based industry solutions for various industries; Oracle application licenses; and Oracle license support services. In addition, it provides cloud and license business' infrastructure technologies, such as the Oracle Database, an enterprise database; Java, a software development language; and middleware, including development tools and others. The company's cloud and license business' infrastructure technologies also comprise cloud-based compute, storage, and networking capabilities through its Oracle cloud infrastructure as a service offerings. Further, it offers infrastructure offerings comprising Oracle autonomous data warehouse cloud service, Oracle autonomous transaction processing cloud service, Internet-of-Things, digital assistant, and blockchain. Additionally, the company provides hardware products and other hardware-related software offerings, including Oracle engineered systems, enterprise servers, storage solutions, industry-specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services; and consulting services.

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