Oracle Becomes Second Largest Software Company in the World

Oracle Becomes Second Largest Software Company in the World 
IBM Falls to Third 
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/17/13 --  Oracle (NYSE:
News Facts: 
Given IBM's recently announced quarterly results, we would like to
take this opportunity to point out that Oracle's software business
has been growing faster than IBM's software business and now Oracle
has moved up to become the number 2 software company in the world
while IBM has slipped to number 3. Over IBM's last four quarters,
they reported software revenue totaling $25.7 Billion, while during
Oracle's last 4 quarters, we reported software revenue totaling $27.8
Supporting Quote 

--  "We will continue to develop innovative software products and related
    cloud services in pursuit of becoming number one," said Oracle
    President and CFO Safra Catz.

IBM Software and Oracle Software (in millions): 

ORACLE         Q2'13     Q3'13     Q4'13     Q1'14      LTM   
   GAAP       $6,649    $6,672    $8,428    $6,084   $27,833  
IBM            Q4'12     Q1'13     Q2'13     Q3'13      LTM   
   External   $7,915    $5,572    $6,423    $5,798   $25,708  

Sources: IBM investor relations webpage and Oracle investor relations
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Deborah Hellinger
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