Securities fraud class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of Oracle Corporation (“Oracle” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ORCL). If you purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of Oracle between May 10, 2017 and March 19, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”), you may move the court for appointment as lead plaintiff by no later than October 9, 2018.
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Background on the Oracle Securities Class Litigation
Oracle, incorporated in Delaware and with headquarters in Redwood City, California, is a multinational technology company.
The action alleges that Defendants violated provisions of the Exchange Act by issuing false and misleading press releases, filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and statements during investor and analyst conference calls. Throughout the Class Period, Defendants misrepresented the true drivers of the Company’s cloud revenue growth. In particular, Defendants falsely attributed the Company’s revenue growth in its cloud segment to a variety of factors and initiatives, including, among other things, Oracle’s “unprecedented level of automation and cost savings,” as well as the Company being “customer-focused” and “intimate partners with [its] customer.” In truth, Oracle drove sales of cloud products using threats and extortive tactics. Among other things, the Company threatened current customers with “audits” of their use of the Company’s non-cloud software licenses unless the customers agreed to shift their business to Oracle cloud programs. The use of such tactics concealed the lack of real demand for Oracle’s cloud services, making the growth unsustainable and ultimately driving away customers.
Plaintiff alleges the truth was revealed on March 19, 2018, when the Company disclosed that cloud revenue growth had stagnated, and forecasted significantly slower sales growth for its cloud business than its competitors. Specifically, the Company reported that quarterly cloud revenue rose only 32% (half of the average reported quarterly growth over the past two years), and the Company projected further declines in cloud sales growth the following quarter. On this news, Oracle’s stock price declined $4.90 per share, or nearly 9.5% per share, on March 20, 2018—the Company’s largest single-day stock drop in over five years. Following the March 19 financial disclosures, analysts and market commentators connected Oracle’s poor financial performance to its improper sales tactics. Gartner, Inc.—a leading research and advisory company—observed that Oracle had to rely on coercive practices because its cloud-based offering is not as sophisticated as others on the market.
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