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Reviewing Oracle Corporation (ORCL)’s and Instructure Inc. (NYSE:INST)’s results

Both Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) and Instructure Inc. (NYSE:INST) compete on a level playing field in the Application Software industry. We will evaluate their performance with regards to profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oracle Corporation 56 1.46 2.14B 2.90 19.39
Instructure Inc. 47 -3.27 24.33M -1.36 0.00

Table 1 demonstrates Oracle Corporation and Instructure Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 shows us Oracle Corporation and Instructure Inc.’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oracle Corporation 3,846,845,227.40% 38.8% 9.5%
Instructure Inc. 52,031,650.98% -36% -16.2%

Risk & Volatility

Oracle Corporation’s current beta is 1.15 and it happens to be 15.00% more volatile than S&P 500. Instructure Inc.’s 54.00% less volatile than S&P 500 volatility due to the stock’s 0.46 beta.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Oracle Corporation are 2.5 and 2.5. Competitively, Instructure Inc. has 1.4 and 1.4 for Current and Quick Ratio. Oracle Corporation’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Instructure Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

The table given features the ratings and recommendations for Oracle Corporation and Instructure Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oracle Corporation 0 7 3 2.30
Instructure Inc. 0 0 1 3.00

Oracle Corporation’s consensus price target is $60.4, while its potential upside is 6.69%. Instructure Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $56 consensus price target and a 5.60% potential upside. Based on the analysts view we can conclude, Oracle Corporation is looking more favorable than Instructure Inc.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Oracle Corporation and Instructure Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 56.6% and 94.5%. Insiders owned 34.3% of Oracle Corporation shares. Competitively, insiders own roughly 0.9% of Instructure Inc.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Oracle Corporation -3.11% -2.95% 2.59% 11.8% 17.96% 24.7%
Instructure Inc. -4.98% -6.28% -7.01% 5.17% -8.97% 5.81%

For the past year Oracle Corporation’s stock price has bigger growth than Instructure Inc.


On 12 of the 13 factors Oracle Corporation beats Instructure Inc.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports application, platform, and infrastructure technologies for information technology (IT) environments worldwide. It provides services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; Java, a software development language; and big data solutions. In addition, the company offers human capital and talent management, enterprise resource planning, customer experience and customer relationship management, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software, as well as financial management and governance, risk, and compliance applications. Further, it provides Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, industry-specific hardware, management software, and hardware support products, as well as operating systems, and virtualization and other hardware-related software. Additionally, the company offers customers software license updates and product support contracts; database, middleware, and development software, as well as cloud-based platform and infrastructure; and IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial software implementation and integration, application development and integration, security assessments, and ongoing software enhancements and upgrade, as well as customer support and education services. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Instructure, Inc. provides cloud-based learning management platform for academic institutions and companies worldwide. The company offers its platform through a Software-as-a-Service business model. It develops Canvas, a learning management application for the education market; and Bridge for the corporate market to enable its customers in developing, delivering, and managing face-to-face and online learning experiences. The companyÂ’s applications enhance academic and corporate learning by providing platform for instructors and learners, enabling frequent and open interactions, streamlining workflow, and allowing the creation and sharing of content with anytime, anywhere access to information. Its platform also provides data analytics that enable real-time reaction to information and benchmarking in order to personalize curricula and enhance the efficacy of the learning process. Instructure, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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