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Oracle185Cash and Investments: $32.2 billion
Annual Operating Cash Flow: $14.2 billion
Revenue Per Employee: $309,000

Oracle (ORCL) is another enterprise tech stock that is struggling to find its way amid weak business spending at home and in Europe, and increased competition from cloud-based software companies.

But despite underperformance lately, the stock is still up 50% in the last five years to beat the S&P 500 long-term, and it’s hard to compete with Oracle’s big reach even if smaller players are nibbling at smaller parts of its core businesses.

Plus, with $32.2 billion in the bank, Oracle has plenty of cushion for acquisitions, dividend increases or other big moves to unlock shareholder value in the years ahead.

Jeff Reeves is the editor of and the author of “The Frugal Investor’s Guide to Finding Great Stocks.” Write him at or follow him on Twitter via @JeffReevesIP. As of this writing, he did not own a position in any of the stocks named here.

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