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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.08
ADBE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 27.13 vs. ADBE: 2.08 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.62   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.08

Equity to Asset 0.65
ADBE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ADBE: 0.65 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.65

0.63
0.88
Interest Coverage 6.26
ADBE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 387.00 vs. ADBE: 6.26 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.26   Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.26

6.26
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 6.88
M-Score: -2.79
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.42
ADBE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. ADBE: 10.42 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.42   Max: 37.05
Current: 10.42

10.42
37.05
Net-margin (%) 7.15
ADBE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. ADBE: 7.15 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.15   Max: 30.66
Current: 7.15

7.15
30.66
ROE (%) 4.31
ADBE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. ADBE: 4.31 )
ADBE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.31   Max: 46.42
Current: 4.31

4.31
46.42
ROA (%) 2.79
ADBE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. ADBE: 2.79 )
ADBE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 29.58
Current: 2.79

2.79
29.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 64.07
ADBE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. ADBE: 64.07 )
ADBE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 64.07   Max: 703.47
Current: 64.07

64.07
703.47
Revenue Growth (%) 3.00
ADBE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. ADBE: 3.00 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 18.9
Current: 3

2.6
18.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -16.20
ADBE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. ADBE: -16.20 )
ADBE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.2   Max: 38.1
Current: -16.2

-16.2
38.1
EPS Growth (%) -27.50
ADBE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. ADBE: -27.50 )
ADBE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.5   Max: 45
Current: -27.5

-27.5
45
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ADBE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Andreas Halvorsen 7,121,970 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 137,100 sh (New)
Jeff Ubben 31,303,362 sh (unchged)
Glenn Greenberg Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 23,102,925 sh (-1.3%)
Pioneer Investments 1,308,048 sh (-2.3%)
PRIMECAP Management 40,340,132 sh (-3.93%)
John Hussman 550,000 sh (-35.29%)
Steven Cohen 262,554 sh (-68.32%)
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Q2 2013

ADBE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 228,200 sh (+66.45%)
John Hussman 750,000 sh (+36.36%)
Jeff Ubben 31,303,362 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 40,090,232 sh (-0.62%)
Dodge & Cox 22,753,275 sh (-1.51%)
Pioneer Investments 1,225,360 sh (-6.32%)
Andreas Halvorsen 6,351,320 sh (-10.82%)
Steven Cohen 111,318 sh (-57.6%)
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Q3 2013

ADBE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 405,500 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 753,228 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 145,079 sh (+30.33%)
Jim Simons 246,733 sh (+8.12%)
Pioneer Investments 1,255,427 sh (+2.45%)
Jeff Ubben 31,303,362 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 39,689,632 sh (-1%)
Andreas Halvorsen 5,323,240 sh (-16.19%)
Dodge & Cox 16,845,904 sh (-25.96%)
John Hussman 500,000 sh (-33.33%)
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Q4 2013

ADBE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 22,673 sh (New)
George Soros 25,000 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 336,800 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 3,109,127 sh (+312.77%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,421,584 sh (+250.58%)
Steven Cohen 343,187 sh (+136.55%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 39,384,554 sh (-0.77%)
Pioneer Investments 1,230,984 sh (-1.95%)
Jeff Ubben 25,310,116 sh (-19.15%)
Dodge & Cox 10,578,204 sh (-37.21%)
Andreas Halvorsen 3,108,762 sh (-41.6%)
John Hussman 225,000 sh (-55%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ADBE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jeff Ubben 2013-12-31 Reduce -19.15%2.82%$49.45 - $60.89 $ 64.4817%25310116
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Add 312.77%1.82%$49.45 - $60.89 $ 64.4817%3109127
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -55%0.77%$49.45 - $60.89 $ 64.4817%225000
Dodge & Cox 2013-12-31 Reduce -37.21%0.37%$49.45 - $60.89 $ 64.4817%10578204
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$49.45 - $60.89 $ 64.4817%25000
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 New Buy0.53%$44.89 - $52.58 $ 64.4835%753228
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -33.33%0.53%$44.89 - $52.58 $ 64.4835%500000
Dodge & Cox 2013-09-30 Reduce -25.96%0.31%$44.89 - $52.58 $ 64.4835%16845904
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Add 36.36%0.43%$42.43 - $47.01 $ 64.4846%750000
Glenn Greenberg 2013-03-31 Sold Out 4.8%$37.68 - $43.515 $ 64.4863%0
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -35.29%0.3%$37.68 - $43.515 $ 64.4863%550000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$37.68 - $43.515 $ 64.4863%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 122.30
ADBE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.60 vs. ADBE: 122.30 )
ADBE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.07   Max: 130.02
Current: 122.3

11.07
130.02
P/B 4.80
ADBE's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. ADBE: 4.80 )
ADBE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 11.83
Current: 4.8

1.9
11.83
P/S 8.20
ADBE's P/S is ranked lower than
83% of the 1660 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ADBE: 8.20 )
ADBE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 10.3
Current: 8.2

2.58
10.3
PFCF 35.80
ADBE's PFCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. ADBE: 35.80 )
ADBE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 38.07
Current: 35.8

7.8
38.07
EV-to-EBIT 76.90
ADBE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. ADBE: 76.90 )
ADBE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 82.4
Current: 76.9

7.1
82.4
PEG 9.10
ADBE's PEG is ranked lower than
68% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ADBE: 9.10 )
ADBE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 70.84
Current: 9.1

0.66
70.84
Shiller P/E 49.10
ADBE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. ADBE: 49.10 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.78   Max: 56.45
Current: 49.1

14.78
56.45

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 25.50
ADBE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ADBE: 25.50 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 26.81
Current: 25.5

2.38
26.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
ADBE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
51% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ADBE: 2.10 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 5.38
Current: 2.1

0.52
5.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
ADBE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1501 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ADBE: 1.30 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.3

0.28
2.16
Price/Graham Number 11.50
ADBE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
87% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ADBE: 11.50 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 12.13
Current: 11.5

1.29
12.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.30
ADBE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1328 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. ADBE: 1.30 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 14.2
Current: 1.3

1.2
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.52
ADBE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. ADBE: 1.52 )
ADBE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 26.3
Current: 1.52

1.9
26.3

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Traded in other countries:ADB.Germany
Adobe Systems Inc was originally incorporated in California in October 1983 and was reincorporated in Delaware in May 1997. It is a global software company. The Company offers a line of software and services used by creative professionals, marketers, knowledge workers, application developers, enterprises and consumers for creating, managing, delivering, measuring, optimizing and engaging with compelling content and experiences across multiple operating systems, devices and media. The Company also distributes its products through a network of distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators, independent software vendors, retailers and original equipment manufacturers. In addition, the Company licenses its technology to hardware manufacturers, software developers and service providers for use in their products and solutions. The Company offers some of its products via a Software-as-a-Service model as well as through term subscription and pay-per-use models. Its software runs on personal computers and server-based computers, as well as on smartphones, tablets and other devices, depending on the product. The Company has operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia. It categorizes its products and services into the various businesses namely Creative and Interactive Solutions, Digital Media Solutions, Knowledge Worker, Enterprise, Omniture and Print and Publishing. Digital Media Solutions segment contains its professional imaging and video products and focuses on many of the same creative professional customers as its Creative and Interactive Solutions business. Knowledge Worker segment focuses on the needs of knowledge worker customers, providing essential applications and services to help them share information and collaborate. This segment contains Acrobat family of products and on-demand, web-based, electronic signature solutions resulting from its acquisition of EchoSign. Enterprise segment provides server-based Customer Experience Management Solutions to enterprise and government customers to optimize their information intensive customer-facing processes and improve the overall customer experience of their constituents. This segment contains Adobe Connect, Day and LiveCycle lines of products. Omniture segment provides web analytics and online business optimization products and services to manage and enhance online, offline and multi-channel marketing initiatives. Print and Publishing segment addresses market opportunities ranging from the diverse publishing needs of technical and business publishing to its legacy type and OEM printing businesses. The Company faces direct and indirect competition in the consumer digital imaging market, including ACD Systems, AI Soft (Japan), Apple, ArcSoft, Corel, i4 (Japan), Google, Kodak, Nova Development, Magix, Microsoft, Photodex Corporation, Sonic (owned by Rovi), Pinnacle (owned by Avid) and Sony. In addition, it also faces competition from device, hardware an

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