Analyst Note| Julie Bhusal Sharma |
Oracle kicked off fiscal 2022 with a mixed quarter, with the top line finishing below our estimates and the bottom line finishing above them. The company’s cloud business continues to perform well and grow as a portion of Oracle’s overall sales. Since the cloud business typically offers better margins than the firm’s on-premises business, we view this mix shift positively as the increasing cloud mix will help the company grow its profitability. At the same time, however, we remain aware of the intense competition in the database management market and maintain our fair value estimate of $65 per share. With shares trading around $87, we recommend waiting for a pullback before committing capital to the narrow-moat name.