BOSTON Dec 18 Oracle Corp, the world's
No. 3 software maker, said it expects to report non-GAAP
earnings per share of 64 cents to 68 cents in its fiscal third
Oracle forecast that third-quarter new software sales and
cloud subscriptions sales will rise 3 percent to 13 percent from
a year earlier.
The company said its sees third-quarter hardware products
sales flat to down 10 percent from a year ago.
Chief Executive Larry Ellison said he expects hardware
systems revenue to start growing from the fiscal fourth quarter.
Oracle President Mark Hurd said that Oracle is gaining share
against SAP in Europe.