Oracle stock pops 10% as ‘demand for Gen2 AI infrastructure exceeds supply’ in Q3

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on Mar 11, 2024
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  • Oracle reported its financial results for the third quarter today.
  • Here's what its CEO Safra Katz said in a press release on Monday.
  • $ORCL has now gained roughly 50% over the trailing 12 months.

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Oracle Inc (NYSE: ORCL) is trading up in extended hours on Monday after reporting market-beating financial results for its third quarter.

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Oracle stock up on impressive cloud revenue

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The computer technology company continued to see strength in its cloud revenue that printed at $5.1 billion in Q3 – up 25% on a year-over-year basis.

$ORCL also reported a whopping $12.3 billion in free cash flow for the past twelve months. Safra Catz – the chief executive of Oracle Inc said in a press release today:

We expect to continue receiving large contracts reserving cloud infrastructure capacity because the demand for our Gen2 AI infrastructure substantially exceeds supply.

The New York listed firm, however, left its quarterly cash dividend unchanged versus last year at 40 cents per share on Monday. Oracle stock has now gained roughly 50% over the past twelve months.

Oracle Q3 earnings snapshot

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  • Earned $2.4 billion versus the year-ago $1.89 billion
  • Per-share earnings also climbed from 68 to 85 cents
  • Adjusted EPS printed at $1.41 as per the earnings report
  • Revenue jumped 7.0% year-over-year to $13.3 billion
  • Consensus was $1.38 a share on $13.29 billion in revenue

Oracle ended its third quarter with a 29% increase in total remaining performance obligations to $80 billion. CEO Catz also said on Monday:

We expect that our Gen2 Cloud Infrastructure business will remain in a hypergrowth phase—up 53% in Q3—for the foreseeable future.

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