Oracle earnings clouded by NetSuite acquisition uncertainty

Oracle Corp.’s financial results will give further insight into its cloud transition, but a big part of that change is still uncertain.

Oracle ORCL, +0.17% is expected to release fiscal first-quarter financial results after the market closes on Thursday, just days ahead of next week’s annual Oracle OpenWorld conference. All eyes will again be on the enterprise software giant’s cloud transition, which launched four years ago amid a series of $1 billion-plus acquisitions of software-as-a-service companies in an attempt to catch up to rapidly growing companies like Salesforce.com Inc. CRM, +1.04%

In July, Oracle jumped back into the purchasing pool with its largest cloud-focused acquisition attempt yet, a $9.3 billion offer for NetSuite Inc.

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