Oracle Corporation (ORCL) is a leading software-infrastructure business based in the US. It opened the day at $61.47 after a previous close of $61.77. During the day the price has varied from a low of $61.37 to a high of $63.18. The latest price was $62.7 (25 minute delay). Oracle is listed on the NYSE and employs 135,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$39.0476 - $65.9477|
|50-day moving average||$62.4858|
|200-day moving average||$58.623|
|Wall St. target price||$66.95|
|Dividend yield||$0.96 (1.59%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.306|
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|1 week (2021-01-20)||1.85%|
|1 month (2020-12-24)||-3.48%|
|3 months (2020-10-27)||9.85%|
|6 months (2020-07-27)||13.30%|
|1 year (2020-01-27)||19.00%|
|2 years (2019-01-25)||25.90%|
|3 years (2018-01-26)||18.86%|
|5 years (2016-01-27)||79.60%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Oracle shares trade at around 18x 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.
However, Oracle's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the software-infrastructure industry or those of similar companies.
Oracle's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4899. 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.
However, it's sensible to consider Oracle's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Oracle's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $17.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Oracle's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Oracle's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$39.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||38.22%|
|Gross profit TTM||$31.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.03%|
|Return on equity TTM||83.71%|
|Market capitalisation||$181.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 29.5 million Oracle shares held short by investors – that's known as Oracle's "short interest". This figure is 3.8% down from 30.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Oracle shares can be evaluated.
Oracle's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Oracle shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Oracle shares traded daily (recently around 13.8 million). Oracle's SIR currently stands at 2.13. In other words for every 100,000 Oracle shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2130 shares are currently held short.
To gain some more context, you can compare Oracle's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.
However Oracle's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Oracle shares, or, against the total number of tradable Oracle shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Oracle's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Oracle shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0164% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Oracle shares, roughly 16 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Oracle.
Find out more about how you can short Oracle stock.
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.
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.).
To gain some more context, you can compare Oracle's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
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.
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.
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.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||17.18|
|Total ESG percentile||17.18|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 23.08% of net profits
Recently Oracle has paid out, on average, around 23.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.59% 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 1.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oracle's case, that would currently equate to about $0.96 per share.
While Oracle's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Oracle is investing more in its future growth.
Oracle's most recent dividend payout was on 21 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Oracle's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
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.
Over the last 12 months, Oracle's shares have ranged in value from as little as $39.0476 up to $65.9477. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.7505. This would suggest that Oracle's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put Oracle's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Oracle Corporation provides products and services that address enterprise information technology environments worldwide. The company's cloud and license business engages in the sale, marketing, and delivery of its applications and infrastructure technologies through cloud and on-premise deployment models, including cloud services and license support; and cloud license and on-premise license. Its cloud software as a service offerings include a suite of cloud software applications, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise and performance management, supply chain management, human capital management, and customer experience cloud-based industry solutions, as well as NetSuite application suite, a cloud-based ERP solution. The company also provides cloud infrastructure as a service; enterprise database; database products, including MySQL, Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, Oracle Berkeley DB, and Oracle NoSQL Database; middleware software; Java licenses; server and storage products; hardware products and services comprising point-of-sale terminals and related hardware for managing businesses within the food and beverage, hotel and retail industries; and hardware products and services for communications networks, including network signaling, policy control and subscriber data management solutions, and session border control technology. In addition, it offers operating systems, including Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris, virtualization software, and other hardware-related software; management technologies and products, such as Oracle Enterprise Manager; and product repairs, maintenance services, and technical support services. It also serves various industries, government agencies, and educational institutions. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
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