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How to buy Oracle (ORCL) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Oracle shares.

Oracle Corporation is a software - infrastructure business with stocks listed in the US. Oracle shares (ORCL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$142.91 – an increase of 3.46% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Oracle

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Oracle. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ORCL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Oracle reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$144.64, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Oracle, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Oracle. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Oracle stock price (NYSE:ORCL)

Use our graph to track the performance of ORCL stocks over time.

Have Oracle's shares ever split?

Oracle's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 October 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Oracle shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Oracle shares which in turn could have impacted Oracle's share price.

Oracle shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-06-21.
52-week rangeUS$98.5588 - US$145.32
50-day moving average US$122.212
200-day moving average US$115.0121
Target priceUS$140.99
PE ratio 38.4167
Dividend yield US$1.6 (1.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.72

Oracle share growth calculator

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Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

Oracle price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $142.91

1 week (2024-06-14) 3.46%
1 month (2024-05-21) 14.67%
3 months (2024-03-21) 10.77%
6 months (2023-12-21) 35.00%
1 year (2023-06-21) 17.04%
2 years (2022-06-17) 111.03%
3 years (2021-06-18) 87.47%
5 years (2019-06-21) 154.65%

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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

Is it a good time to buy Oracle stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. However, this is not a recommendation. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Is Oracle under- or over-valued?

Valuing Oracle stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Oracle's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Oracle's P/E ratio

Oracle's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Oracle shares trade at around 38x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Oracle's PEG ratio

Oracle's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0192. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Oracle's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Oracle's EBITDA

Oracle's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$22.2 billion (£17.6 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Oracle's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Oracle share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Oracle's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$98.5588 up to US$145.32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORCL.US volatility(beta: 1.01)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Oracle's is 1.008. This would suggest that Oracle's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Oracle financials

Revenue TTM US$53 billion
Operating margin TTM 34.15%
Gross profit TTM US$36.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.3%
Return on equity TTM 193.92%
Profit margin 19.76%
Book value 3.356
Market capitalisation US$392.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Oracle share dividends

22%

Dividend payout ratio: 22.1% of net profits

Recently Oracle has paid out, on average, around 22.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Oracle shareholders could enjoy a 1.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oracle's case, that would currently equate to about $1.6 per share.

While Oracle's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Oracle is investing more in its future growth.

Oracle's most recent dividend payout was on 24 July 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 July 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Oracle's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Oracle.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Oracle's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.18

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Oracle's overall score of 17.18 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Oracle is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Oracle's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.93/100

Oracle's environmental score of 1.93 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Oracle is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Oracle's social score

Social score: 10.18/100

Oracle's social score of 10.18 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Oracle is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Oracle's governance score

Governance score: 6.07/100

Oracle's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Oracle is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Oracle's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Oracle scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Oracle hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Oracle Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.18
Total ESG percentile 17.18
Environmental score 1.93
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 10.18
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6.07
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 3

Oracle overview

Oracle Corporation offers products and services that address enterprise information technology environments worldwide. Its Oracle cloud software as a service offering include various cloud software applications, including Oracle Fusion cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP), Oracle Fusion cloud enterprise performance management, Oracle Fusion cloud supply chain and manufacturing management, Oracle Fusion cloud human capital management, Oracle Cerner healthcare, Oracle Advertising, and NetSuite applications suite, as well as Oracle Fusion Sales, Service, and Marketing. The company also offers cloud-based industry solutions for various industries; Oracle application licenses; and Oracle license support services. In addition, it provides cloud and license business' infrastructure technologies, such as the Oracle Database and MySQL Database; Java, a software development language; and middleware, including development tools and others. The company's cloud and license business' infrastructure technologies also comprise cloud-based compute, storage, and networking capabilities; and Oracle autonomous database, MySQL HeatWave, Internet-of-Things, digital assistant, and blockchain. Further, it provides hardware products and other hardware-related software offerings, including Oracle engineered systems, enterprise servers, storage solutions, industry-specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services; and consulting and customer services. The company markets and sells its cloud, license, hardware, support, and services offerings directly to businesses in various industries, government agencies, and educational institutions, as well as through indirect channels. The company has a collaboration with Amdocs Limited to empower customers on their journey towards cloud and digital adoption. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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