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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison used to shun large mergers. Now he embraces them -- declaring this the era of consolidation in the enterprise-software business. After more than a year of struggling, he finally closed his $10.3 billion acquisition of rival PeopleSoft in early 2005. The deal is designed to provide Oracle with a steady stream of maintenance revenues and a shot at selling more corporate applications and databases to PeopleSoft's base of customers. Now, Ellison is signaling he's ready to make another sizable acquisition, and many observers expect it to be Siebel Systems, the leader in customer-relationship-management software.

Company Info

Revenues* $11 BILLION
Revenue Growth 10.9%
Return on Equity 28.9%
Total Return12.3%
Profits* $2.9 BILLION
All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.

* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.

Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek

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Company Snapshot

Oracle Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and servicing of computer software that enables organizations manage their businesses. Its software products are classified as database technology software and applications software. The company’s consulting services provide the design, implementation, deployment, upgrade, and migration services for its database technology and applications software. Its advanced product services consist of Oracle On Demand, which offers services for its products through three core offerings: E-Business Suite On Demand, Technology On Demand, and Collaboration Suite On Demand. In addition, the company provides training to customers and partners. In the United States, the company markets its products and services primarily through its own direct sales and service organization, and internationally through the companies that are members of the Oracle Partner Network. The company also offers carrier grade framework, a solution that enables communication service providers and network equipment manufacturers to replace proprietary technology platform with commercial software. Oracle, Capgemini, and Nokia have a joint collaboration to provide enterprisewide mobility services. The company was founded by Lawrence J. Ellison in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif. Oracle completed the acquisition of PeopleSoft Inc., which provides enterprise application software products, in January 2005.

No. of Employees


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Lawrence J. Ellison

Lawrence J. Ellison

AGE: 60


Chief Executive Officer and Director

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Total Compensation*


Total Value of Options**

$ 466.8 MILLION

Degrees Held


* Latest available fiscal year
** The sum of the net value of options exercised and held in the latest available fiscal year

Key Executives

Lawrence J. Ellison, Jeffrey O. Henley, Safra A. Catz, Charles E. Phillips, Jr., Keith G. Block, Sergio Giacoletto, Michael S. Rocha, Charles A. Rozwat, Derek H. Williams, Ronald A. Wohl, Daniel Cooperman, Jennifer L. Minton

Board Members

Lawrence J. Ellison, Jeffrey O. Henley, Donald L. Lucas, Michael J. Boskin, Jack F. Kemp, Jeffrey S. Berg, Safra Catz, Hector Garcia-Molina, Joseph A. Grundfest, H. Raymond Bingham, Charles E. Phillips, Jr.

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