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Adobe (ADBE) Mohanram G-Score : 7 (As of Feb. 2024)


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What is Adobe Mohanram G-Score?

Mohanram G-Score is a financial indicator developed by professor Partha Mohanram to help investors find the best investment opportunities in the growth stocks. Companies have higher G-score tends to generate higher return. According to his study, the best growth stocks that have a G-Score greater than 6 tend to beat the market, while those with a G-Score lower than 1 tend to have negative absolute returns.

Thus, the zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 6, 7, 8
Bad or low score = 0, 1

Adobe has an G-score of 7. It is a good or high score, which tends to beat the market.

The historical rank and industry rank for Adobe's Mohanram G-Score or its related term are showing as below:

ADBE' s Mohanram G-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3   Med: 5   Max: 8
Current: 7

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski G-score of Adobe was 8. The lowest was 3. And the median was 5.


Adobe Mohanram G-Score Historical Data

The historical data trend for Adobe's Mohanram G-Score can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Adobe Mohanram G-Score Chart

Adobe Annual Data
Trend Nov14 Nov15 Nov16 Nov17 Nov18 Nov19 Nov20 Nov21 Nov22 Nov23
Mohanram G-Score
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Adobe Quarterly Data
May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22 May22 Aug22 Nov22 Feb23 May23 Aug23 Nov23 Feb24
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Competitive Comparison of Adobe's Mohanram G-Score

For the Software - Infrastructure subindustry, Adobe's Mohanram G-Score, along with its competitors' market caps and Mohanram G-Score data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Adobe's Mohanram G-Score Distribution in the Software Industry

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Adobe's Mohanram G-Score distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Adobe's Mohanram G-Score falls into.



Adobe Mohanram G-Score Calculation

The calculation of the Mohanram G-score consists of eight criteria. Assign one point for each criterion met, then add up all the points to get the G-Score.

Profitability

Question 1. Return on Assets (ROA)

ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. It measures how well a company uses its asset to generate earnings.

Score 1 if ROA > ROA Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 2. Cash ROA

Cash ROA equals to Cash Flow from Operations divided by average Total Assets. It measures how well a company uses its asset to generate cash.

Score 1 if Cash ROA > Cash ROA Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 3. CFO and Net Income

Score 1 if CFO > Net Income, 0 otherwise.

Earnings Predictability

Question 4. Earnings Variability

Earnings Variability is measured as the variance of a firm's ROA in the past five years.

Score 1 if Earnings Variability < Earnings Variability Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 5. Sales Growth Variability

Sales Growth Variability is measured as the 5-year variance in sales growth.

Score 1 if Sales Growth Variability < Sales Growth Variability Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Accounting Conservatism

Question 6. Research & Development Intensity

Research & Development Intensity is calcualted by Research & Development divided by the beginning Total Assets.

Score 1 if Research & Development Intensity > Research & Development Intensity Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 7. CAPEX Intensity

CAPEX Intensity is calcualted by Capital Expenditure divided by the beginning Total Assets.

Score 1 if CAPEX Intensity > CAPEX Intensity Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 8. Advertising Expenditure Intensity

Advertising Expenditure Intensity is calcualted by Advertising Expenditure divided by the beginning Total Assets. Note that Advertising Expenditure is not reported as a seperate line item for many companies, thus Selling, General, & Admin. Expense is used in this calculation.

Score 1 if Advertising Expenditure Intensity > Advertising Expenditure Intensity Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Note that all the Industry Median used for comparison in his original research, are substituted with Sector Median due to the limitation of data within certain countries.

Good or high score = 6, 7, 8
Bad or low score = 0, 1

Adobe has an G-score of 7. It is a good or high score, which tends to beat the market.

Adobe  (NAS:ADBE) Mohanram G-Score Explanation

Partha Mohanram is the John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing at Rotman and the Acting Vice-Dean of Research Strategy and Resources.

In 2000, he wrote a research paper called "Separating Winners from Losers Among Low Book-to-Market Stocks Using Financial Statement Analysis".

This paper tests whether a strategy based on financial statement analysis of low book-to-market (growth) stocks is successful in differentiating between winners and losers in terms of future stock performance. Based on the research, a strategy based on buying high G-score (6, 7 or 8) firms and shorting low G-score (0 or 1) firms consistently earns significant excess returns. Further, the results do not support a risk based explanation for the book-to-market effect as the strategy returns positive returns in all years, and firms that ex-ante appear less risky have better future returns.

To conclude, one can use a modified fundamental analysis strategy (G-score) to identify mispricing and earn substantial abnormal returns.


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Adobe (ADBE) Business Description

Address
345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA, USA, 95110-2704
Adobe provides content creation, document management, and digital marketing and advertising software and services to creative professionals and marketers for creating, managing, delivering, measuring, optimizing and engaging with compelling content multiple operating systems, devices and media. The company operates with three segments: digital media content creation, digital experience for marketing solutions, and publishing for legacy products (less than 5% of revenue).
Executives
Mark S. Garfield officer: VP, CAO & Corp. Controller 345 PARK AVENUE, SAN JOSE CA 95110-2704
Amy Banse director 345 PARK AVENUE, SAN JOSE CA 95110
David Wadhwani officer: SVP & GM, Digital Media ADOBE INC., 345 PARK AVE, SAN JOSE CA 95110
Shantanu Narayen director, officer: President and CEO 345 PARK AVENUE, SAN JOSE CA 95110
Daniel Durn officer: EVP and CFO C/O APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., 3050 BOWERS AVENUE, P.O. BOX 58039, SANTA CLARA CA 95052-8039
Scott Belsky officer: EVP, Chief Product Officer 345 PARK AVENUE, SAN JOSE CA 95110
Cristiano R Amon director 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121
John E Warnock director, other: Co-Chairman of the Board C/O ADOBE SYSTEMS INC, 345 PARK AVENUE P O BOX 2704, SAN JOSE CA 95110-2704
Dana Rao officer: EVP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary 345 PARK AVE, SAN JOSE CA 95110
Ann Lewnes officer: SVP, Chief Marketing Officer 345 PARK AVENUE, SAN JOSE CA 95110
David A Ricks director LILLY CORPORATE CENTER, INDIANAPOLIS IN 46285
M. Brett Biggs director 702 SW 8TH STREET, BENTONVILLE AR 72716
Laura Desmond director 345 PARK AVENUE, SAN JOSE CA 95110
Spencer Adam Neumann director SIERRA INCOME CORPORATION, 375 PARK AVE., SUITE 3304, NEW YORK NY 10152
Gloria Chen officer: EVP, Strategy & Growth 345 PARK AVENUE, SAN JOSE CA 95110

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