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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.79
ADBE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 1781 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 1579 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
87% of the 1164 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: 6.87
M-Score: -2.93
WACC vs ROIC
11.39%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.00
ADBE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 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 1748 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 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
52% of the 1703 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.27 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
51% of the 1788 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 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
69% of the 1761 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.35 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
68% of the 1315 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 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
82% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 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
85% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 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


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

ADBE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 65,833 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 9,430 sh (New)
Frank Sands 9,837,532 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 4,700 sh (+104.35%)
Lee Ainslie 4,916,409 sh (+7.83%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen 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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Q2 2015

ADBE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Eric Mindich 1,132,400 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 46,530 sh (+25.25%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 36,683,855 sh (-0.32%)
Jeff Ubben 15,703,739 sh (-1.89%)
Frank Sands 11,704,596 sh (-6.08%)
Dodge & Cox 328,243 sh (-8.65%)
Steve Mandel 9,264,439 sh (-23.09%)
Lee Ainslie 2,326,328 sh (-32.68%)
Jim Simons 47,400 sh (-83.61%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 106.85
ADBE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. ADBE: 106.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.07  Med: 31.69 Max: 153.31
Current: 106.85
11.07
153.31
Forward P/E 24.15
ADBE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.16 vs. ADBE: 24.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 110.30
ADBE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.80 vs. ADBE: 110.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.06  Med: 31.71 Max: 152.35
Current: 110.3
11.06
152.35
P/B 5.84
ADBE's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 1572 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. ADBE: 5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ADBE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 4.05 Max: 12.72
Current: 5.84
1.9
12.72
P/S 9.02
ADBE's P/S is ranked lower than
87% of the 1715 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ADBE: 9.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ADBE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.58  Med: 6.54 Max: 10.3
Current: 9.02
2.58
10.3
PFCF 33.86
ADBE's PFCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.41 vs. ADBE: 33.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ADBE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.8  Med: 20.30 Max: 38.13
Current: 33.86
7.8
38.13
POCF 29.62
ADBE's POCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.74 vs. ADBE: 29.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ADBE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.2  Med: 17.76 Max: 33
Current: 29.62
7.2
33
EV-to-EBIT 64.07
ADBE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
85% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.13 vs. ADBE: 64.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ADBE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.1  Med: 22.40 Max: 88.3
Current: 64.07
7.1
88.3
Shiller P/E 67.25
ADBE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.94 vs. ADBE: 67.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.78  Med: 37.88 Max: 74.89
Current: 67.25
14.78
74.89
Current Ratio 2.16
ADBE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 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 1625 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 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
78% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 69.32 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 60.35
ADBE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
98% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ADBE: 60.35 )
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: 60.35
2.54
70
Price/Projected FCF 2.48
ADBE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. ADBE: 2.48 )
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: 2.48
0.52
5.32
Price/Median PS Value 1.38
ADBE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. ADBE: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.38
0.32
2.12
Price/Graham Number 16.83
ADBE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
97% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. ADBE: 16.83 )
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: 16.83
1.38
20.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.53
ADBE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ADBE: 1.53 )
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: 1.53
1.1
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -11.14
ADBE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.48 vs. ADBE: -11.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ADBE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -11.4  Med: 15.80 Max: 27.3
Current: -11.14
-11.4
27.3

Analyst Estimate

Nov15 Nov16 Nov17 Nov18
Revenue(Mil) 4,837 5,843 6,827 7,696
EPS($) 1.89 3.20 3.71 3.92
EPS without NRI($) 1.89 3.20 3.71 3.92

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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