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Adobe (ADBE) ROA % : 8.47% (As of Feb. 2024)


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What is Adobe ROA %?

ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Adobe's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2024 was $2,480 Mil. Adobe's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Feb. 2024 was $29,265 Mil. Therefore, Adobe's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2024 was 8.47%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Adobe's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

ADBE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.54   Med: 15.25   Max: 23.35
Current: 16.89

During the past 13 years, Adobe's highest ROA % was 23.35%. The lowest was 2.54%. And the median was 15.25%.

ADBE's ROA % is ranked better than
93.03% of 2827 companies
in the Software industry
Industry Median: 1.01 vs ADBE: 16.89

Adobe ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Adobe's ROA % 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 ROA % Chart

Adobe Annual Data
Trend Nov14 Nov15 Nov16 Nov17 Nov18 Nov19 Nov20 Nov21 Nov22 Nov23
ROA %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 14.93 23.35 18.72 17.48 19.06

Adobe Quarterly Data
May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22 May22 Aug22 Nov22 Feb23 May23 Aug23 Nov23 Feb24
ROA % Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 18.53 19.01 19.72 20.15 8.47

Competitive Comparison of Adobe's ROA %

For the Software - Infrastructure subindustry, Adobe's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % 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 ROA % Distribution in the Software Industry

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Adobe's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Adobe's ROA % falls into.



Adobe ROA % Calculation

Adobe's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2023 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Nov. 2023 )/( (Total Assets (A: Nov. 2022 )+Total Assets (A: Nov. 2023 ))/ count )
=5428/( (27165+29779)/ 2 )
=5428/28472
=19.06 %

Adobe's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2024 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Feb. 2024 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Nov. 2023 )+Total Assets (Q: Feb. 2024 ))/ count )
=2480/( (29779+28751)/ 2 )
=2480/29265
=8.47 %

* 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.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Feb. 2024) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Adobe  (NAS:ADBE) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Feb. 2024 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=2480/29265
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(2480 / 20728)*(20728 / 29265)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=11.96 %*0.7083
=8.47 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Feb. 2024) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Feb. 2024) revenue data.

* 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.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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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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