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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 2.61
ADBE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 1973 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. ADBE: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ADBE' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.62  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 2.61
Equity-to-Asset 0.58
ADBE's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 1841 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ADBE: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ADBE' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.58
0.58
0.88
Interest Coverage 25.46
ADBE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 146.27 vs. ADBE: 25.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ADBE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.26  Med: 17.47 Max: 3389.66
Current: 25.46
6.26
3389.66
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 9.88
Beneish M-Score: -2.59
WACC vs ROIC
8.19%
31.22%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 27.81
ADBE's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
93% of the 1926 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. ADBE: 27.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ADBE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.95  Med: 25.79 Max: 28.72
Current: 27.81
9.95
28.72
Net Margin % 22.11
ADBE's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
92% of the 1926 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. ADBE: 22.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ADBE' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.47  Med: 19.33 Max: 24.35
Current: 22.11
6.47
24.35
ROE % 19.32
ADBE's ROE % is ranked higher than
80% of the 1866 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. ADBE: 19.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ADBE' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: 14.08 Max: 19.32
Current: 19.32
3.98
19.32
ROA % 11.33
ADBE's ROA % is ranked higher than
83% of the 1985 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. ADBE: 11.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ADBE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.54  Med: 9.16 Max: 15.12
Current: 11.33
2.54
15.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 220.34
ADBE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1944 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.72 vs. ADBE: 220.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ADBE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.29  Med: 200.05 Max: 366.55
Current: 220.34
58.29
366.55
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 13.70
ADBE's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ADBE: 13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ADBE' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.8  Med: 14.5 Max: 54.6
Current: 13.7
-0.8
54.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 35.90
ADBE's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. ADBE: 35.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ADBE' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19  Med: 14.9 Max: 52.7
Current: 35.9
-19
52.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 60.60
ADBE's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. ADBE: 60.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ADBE' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.9  Med: 10 Max: 126.8
Current: 60.6
-42.9
126.8
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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Traded in other countries:ADBE.Austria, ADB.Germany, ADBE.Switzerland, 0R2Y.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
Adobe Systems Inc offers a line of software and services used by creative professionals, marketers, developers, enterprises and consumers for creating, managing, delivering, measuring, optimizing and engaging with compelling operating systems.

Adobe develops and sells software and services for content creation and the measurement of digital advertising and marketing. The company is organized into three business segments: digital media, which includes numerous applications housed in Creative Cloud, such as Photoshop and Lightroom; digital marketing, which includes Adobe Analytics, Media Optimizer and Campaign Manager; and print and publishing. The digital media segment contributed 63% of revenue in fiscal 2014, with digital marketing at 33% and print and publishing at 4%.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 50.18
NAS:ADBE's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 27.13 vs. NAS:ADBE: 50.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NAS:ADBE' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.06  Med: 42.26 Max: 155.6
Current: 50.18
11.06
155.6
Forward PE Ratio 36.76
NAS:ADBE's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.64 vs. NAS:ADBE: 36.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 50.18
NAS:ADBE's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
75% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 27.26 vs. NAS:ADBE: 50.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
NAS:ADBE' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.06  Med: 42.26 Max: 155.6
Current: 50.18
11.06
155.6
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 35.58
NAS:ADBE's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
65% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.40 vs. NAS:ADBE: 35.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
NAS:ADBE' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.44  Med: 26.52 Max: 63.25
Current: 35.58
9.44
63.25
PB Ratio 9.21
NAS:ADBE's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 1795 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. NAS:ADBE: 9.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NAS:ADBE' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 4.45 Max: 9.3
Current: 9.21
1.9
9.3
PS Ratio 11.15
NAS:ADBE's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. NAS:ADBE: 11.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NAS:ADBE' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.58  Med: 6.57 Max: 11.27
Current: 11.15
2.58
11.27
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 30.33
NAS:ADBE's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
59% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.04 vs. NAS:ADBE: 30.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NAS:ADBE' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.81  Med: 20.7 Max: 38.06
Current: 30.33
7.81
38.06
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 28.11
NAS:ADBE's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
70% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.75 vs. NAS:ADBE: 28.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NAS:ADBE' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.18  Med: 17.77 Max: 32.93
Current: 28.11
7.18
32.93
EV-to-EBIT 37.41
NAS:ADBE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
74% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.71 vs. NAS:ADBE: 37.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NAS:ADBE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 26 Max: 87.6
Current: 37.41
6.8
87.6
EV-to-EBITDA 31.74
NAS:ADBE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
76% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. NAS:ADBE: 31.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NAS:ADBE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.4  Med: 18.6 Max: 49.6
Current: 31.74
5.4
49.6
PEG Ratio 17.96
NAS:ADBE's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NAS:ADBE: 17.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
NAS:ADBE' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.31 Max: 114.16
Current: 17.96
0.64
114.16
Shiller PE Ratio 96.20
NAS:ADBE's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 38.91 vs. NAS:ADBE: 96.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NAS:ADBE' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.56  Med: 45.81 Max: 97.22
Current: 96.2
18.56
97.22
Current Ratio 1.99
NAS:ADBE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 1926 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. NAS:ADBE: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NAS:ADBE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.82  Med: 3.1 Max: 5.26
Current: 1.99
1.82
5.26
Quick Ratio 1.99
NAS:ADBE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1926 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. NAS:ADBE: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NAS:ADBE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.82  Med: 3.1 Max: 5.12
Current: 1.99
1.82
5.12
Days Sales Outstanding 50.42
NAS:ADBE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 1526 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 66.73 vs. NAS:ADBE: 50.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NAS:ADBE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.77  Med: 51.55 Max: 54.92
Current: 50.42
36.77
54.92
Days Payable 31.74
NAS:ADBE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
64% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 43.70 vs. NAS:ADBE: 31.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NAS:ADBE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.74  Med: 46.6 Max: 72.46
Current: 31.74
31.74
72.46

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
NAS:ADBE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1232 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. NAS:ADBE: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NAS:ADBE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.4  Med: -0.2 Max: 6.5
Current: -0.1
-18.4
6.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 146.52
NAS:ADBE's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
98% of the 1220 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. NAS:ADBE: 146.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
NAS:ADBE' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.35  Med: 12.94 Max: 481.37
Current: 146.52
4.35
481.37
Price-to-Tangible-Book 46.05
NAS:ADBE's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
96% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. NAS:ADBE: 46.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
NAS:ADBE' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.54  Med: 9.58 Max: 70.31
Current: 46.05
2.54
70.31
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.97
NAS:ADBE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. NAS:ADBE: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NAS:ADBE' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.74 Max: 5.38
Current: 2.97
0.52
5.38
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 4.69
NAS:ADBE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
91% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. NAS:ADBE: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.70
NAS:ADBE's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. NAS:ADBE: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NAS:ADBE' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.7
0.28
2.12
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 4.92
NAS:ADBE's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. NAS:ADBE: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
NAS:ADBE' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.27 Max: 15.26
Current: 4.92
0.64
15.26
Price-to-Graham-Number 10.13
NAS:ADBE's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
95% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. NAS:ADBE: 10.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
NAS:ADBE' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.42  Med: 3.51 Max: 20.13
Current: 10.13
1.42
20.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.68
NAS:ADBE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
52% of the 1987 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. NAS:ADBE: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:ADBE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 3.8 Max: 14.7
Current: 2.68
1.1
14.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 12.19
NAS:ADBE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
54% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 vs. NAS:ADBE: 12.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NAS:ADBE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.7  Med: 15.1 Max: 27.7
Current: 12.19
-9.7
27.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,526.22
EPS (TTM) $ 2.89
Beta1.03
Short Percentage of Float0.95%
52-Week Range $90.35 - 147.45
Shares Outstanding (Mil)494.70

Analyst Estimate

Nov17 Nov18 Nov19
Revenue (Mil $) 7,193 8,588 9,943
EPS ($) 3.97 5.05 5.79
EPS without NRI ($) 3.97 5.05 5.79
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
19.20%
Dividends per Share ($)

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