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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 1.79
ADBE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 1757 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.60 vs. ADBE: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.62  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.79
Equity to Asset 0.59
ADBE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 1551 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. ADBE: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.70 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.59
0.59
0.88
Interest Coverage 6.91
ADBE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. ADBE: 6.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.26  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.91
6.26
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 7.04
M-Score: -2.93
WACC vs ROIC
2.31%
8.13%
WACC
ROIC
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.00
ADBE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. ADBE: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.95  Med: 25.83 Max: 37.05
Current: 13
9.95
37.05
Net-margin (%) 8.40
ADBE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. ADBE: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.47  Med: 19.70 Max: 30.66
Current: 8.4
6.47
30.66
ROE (%) 5.48
ADBE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. ADBE: 5.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.98  Med: 19.24 Max: 46.23
Current: 5.48
3.98
46.23
ROA (%) 3.39
ADBE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1765 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. ADBE: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.54  Med: 15.12 Max: 30.73
Current: 3.39
2.54
30.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 76.21
ADBE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1740 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.13 vs. ADBE: 76.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 58.29  Med: 333.36 Max: 716.88
Current: 76.21
58.29
716.88
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.80
ADBE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1300 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ADBE: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.8  Med: 11.10 Max: 18.9
Current: -0.8
-0.8
18.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -19.10
ADBE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. ADBE: -19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.1  Med: 15.70 Max: 38.1
Current: -19.1
-19.1
38.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -31.50
ADBE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. ADBE: -31.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.5  Med: 10.00 Max: 45
Current: -31.5
-31.5
45
» ADBE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ADBE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 29,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,544 sh (+458.38%)
Steve Mandel 11,889,484 sh (+80.13%)
Lee Ainslie 4,559,368 sh (+26.89%)
Ray Dalio 86,503 sh (+19.47%)
Dodge & Cox 7,241,071 sh (+3.05%)
Jeff Ubben 25,410,116 sh (+0.40%)
Steven Cohen 2,300 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 38,666,674 sh (-1.23%)
Jeff Ubben 24,560,116 sh (-2.96%)
Pioneer Investments 1,130,502 sh (-5.95%)
Jeremy Grantham 831,084 sh (-49.18%)
Andreas Halvorsen 685,000 sh (-72.30%)
Jeff Ubben 24,560,116 sh (-3.10%)
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Q3 2014

ADBE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 65,833 sh (New)
Frank Sands 9,837,532 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 9,430 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 4,700 sh (+104.35%)
Lee Ainslie 4,916,409 sh (+7.83%)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 38,516,738 sh (-0.39%)
Dodge & Cox 7,061,371 sh (-2.48%)
Jeff Ubben 23,860,116 sh (-2.85%)
Steve Mandel 11,467,010 sh (-3.55%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,911 sh (-90.15%)
Jeremy Grantham 13,500 sh (-98.38%)
Jeff Ubben 24,710,116 sh (-2.80%)
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Q4 2014

ADBE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 46,154 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 52,252 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,341 sh (+633.12%)
Jim Simons 305,433 sh (+363.95%)
Mario Gabelli 26,950 sh (+185.79%)
Frank Sands 12,985,328 sh (+32.00%)
Frank Sands 12,985,328 sh (+32.00%)
Steve Mandel 12,179,247 sh (+6.21%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 38,410,166 sh (-0.28%)
Jeff Ubben 16,006,753 sh (-32.91%)
Lee Ainslie 2,829,372 sh (-42.45%)
Dodge & Cox 487,612 sh (-93.09%)
Jeff Ubben 16,000,000 sh (-4.40%)
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Q1 2015

ADBE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 179,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 15,790 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 86,152 sh (+64.88%)
Mario Gabelli 37,150 sh (+37.85%)
Lee Ainslie 3,455,606 sh (+22.13%)
Jeff Ubben 16,006,753 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steve Mandel 12,045,393 sh (-1.10%)
Frank Sands 12,462,685 sh (-4.02%)
PRIMECAP Management 36,803,066 sh (-4.18%)
Jim Simons 289,233 sh (-5.30%)
Pioneer Investments 37,378 sh (-19.01%)
Dodge & Cox 359,325 sh (-26.31%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 112.67
ADBE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 26.80 vs. ADBE: 112.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.07  Med: 31.49 Max: 153.31
Current: 112.67
11.07
153.31
Forward P/E 25.64
ADBE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. ADBE: 25.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 113.90
ADBE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 26.80 vs. ADBE: 113.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.06  Med: 31.43 Max: 152.35
Current: 113.9
11.06
152.35
P/B 6.14
ADBE's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. ADBE: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ADBE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 4.14 Max: 12.72
Current: 6.14
1.9
12.72
P/S 9.50
ADBE's P/S is ranked lower than
86% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. ADBE: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ADBE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.58  Med: 6.59 Max: 10.3
Current: 9.5
2.58
10.3
PFCF 35.73
ADBE's PFCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.94 vs. ADBE: 35.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ADBE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.8  Med: 20.28 Max: 38.13
Current: 35.73
7.8
38.13
POCF 31.21
ADBE's POCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.42 vs. ADBE: 31.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ADBE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.2  Med: 17.80 Max: 32.82
Current: 31.21
7.2
32.82
EV-to-EBIT 67.14
ADBE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. ADBE: 67.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ADBE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.1  Med: 22.10 Max: 88.3
Current: 67.14
7.1
88.3
Shiller P/E 70.91
ADBE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
80% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 31.09 vs. ADBE: 70.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.65  Med: 38.23 Max: 71.95
Current: 70.91
14.65
71.95
Current Ratio 2.16
ADBE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. ADBE: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.82  Med: 3.12 Max: 5.03
Current: 2.16
1.82
5.03
Quick Ratio 2.16
ADBE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. ADBE: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.82  Med: 3.12 Max: 5.03
Current: 2.16
1.82
5.03
Days Sales Outstanding 42.17
ADBE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.91 vs. ADBE: 42.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.58  Med: 50.74 Max: 63.78
Current: 42.17
24.58
63.78

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 64.05
ADBE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
98% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. ADBE: 64.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.54  Med: 10.12 Max: 70
Current: 64.05
2.54
70
Price/Projected FCF 2.63
ADBE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. ADBE: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.77 Max: 5.32
Current: 2.63
0.52
5.32
Price/Median PS Value 1.45
ADBE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ADBE: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.45
0.32
2.12
Price/Graham Number 17.86
ADBE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
97% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. ADBE: 17.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.38  Med: 3.85 Max: 20.08
Current: 17.86
1.38
20.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.51
ADBE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1696 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ADBE: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 4.50 Max: 14.2
Current: 1.51
1.1
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -11.23
ADBE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.78 vs. ADBE: -11.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -11.3  Med: 15.75 Max: 27.3
Current: -11.23
-11.3
27.3

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Traded in other countries:ADB.Germany, ADBE.Switzerland, 0R2Y.UK,
Adobe Systems Inc was originally incorporated in California in October 1983 and was reincorporated in Delaware in May 1997. It is a 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 various businesses, namely Creative and Interactive Solutions, Digital Media Solutions, Knowledge Worker, Enterprise, Omniture and Print and Publishing. The 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 an 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. The Company is subject to varied and complex laws, regulations and customs domestically and internationally.
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