There have been a plethora of new-school Fortune 500 tech companies that are based on the internet and gadgets. However, Oracle continues to be one of the biggest software companies in the world. Redwood Shores based Oracle is currently ranked 80 in the list of the biggest companies in the world. Here are some key metrics about Oracle that we have been able to gather.
|Year||Oracle's position in Fortune 500|
Growth over the last year
|Last decade||14% CAGR|
Software vs. Hardware
Software continues to be one of the major growth drivers for the company. According to the most recent press statement, software contributes close to 75% of the overall revenues. Of this, license updates and software upgrades of JD Edwards and other proprietary software contributes to more revenue than the sale of new software licenses.
|Business component||Jun-Aug 2013 Revenues||YoY change|
|New software license||$1.653 billion||5% growth|
|Software license update||$4.431 billion||7%|
In the hardware business, Oracle isn’t doing so well. Here are some crucial numbers mined from the latest reports. For a perspective, most of these revenues are gained from components of business Oracle got after acquiring Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion.
|Business component||Jun-Aug 2013 Revenues||YoY Change|
|Oracle Servers||$669 Million||14% drop|
|Hardware support||$592 Million||3% growth|
|Gross profit margin||61.9%||—|
Oracle Ranking & Market Share In Various Businesses
Despite investors losing interest of late, Oracle continues to be one of the largest software companies in the world. Here is the market share of Oracle in some of the business it operates.