ORCL  Oracle Corporation

Exchange

NASDAQ

Sector

Technology

Industry

Computer Software: Prepackaged Software

Market Cap.

205.52B

Strong Dividend History over the past 10 years

ORCL has consistently distributed a dividend for the past 9 years. This suggests ORCL is established and will likely continue to distribute its dividend for the foreseeable future.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in May
2008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Dividend Paid - 303.00M 1.00B 1.06B 1.37B 1.46B 2.21B 2.45B 2.54B 2.63B
divided by
Shares Outstanding 5.23B 5.13B 5.07B 5.13B 5.10B 4.84B 4.60B 4.50B 4.31B 4.22B
Dividend Paid Per Share - 0.06 0.20 0.21 0.27 0.30 0.48 0.54 0.59 0.62
Price at Year End 17.39 24.50 31.00 25.59 33.02 37.99 45.34 36.92 38.45 45.08
Dividend Yield - 0.24% 0.64% 0.81% 0.81% 0.80% 1.06% 1.47% 1.54% 1.38%

Strong History of Stock Buybacks over the past 10 years

ORCL has a strong history of delivering increased value for shareholders in the form of stock buybacks. These have helped improve financial metrics and increase each shareholders' relative ownership stake in the company, due to fewer shares outstanding and holding the same number of shares.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in May
2008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Shares Outstanding 5.23B 5.13B 5.07B 5.13B 5.10B 4.84B 4.60B 4.50B 4.31B 4.22B
Stock Bought Back - 1.93% 1.12% -1.07% 0.65% 5.18% 5.21% 2.24% 4.60% 2.09%