Adobe Achieves Record Revenue

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 4:05 pm EDT

Adobe Creative Revenue Exceeds $1 Billion in Q2

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"Digital transformation continues to be the burning agenda for creative professionals, enterprises, governments and educational institutions"

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2017 ended June 2, 2017.

Financial Highlights

  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.77 billion in its second quarter of fiscal year 2017.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.75 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.02 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.21 billion, with Creative revenue growing to a record $1.01 billion.
  • Strong Creative Cloud and Document Cloud adoption and retention drove Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) to $4.56 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $312 million.
  • Adobe Experience Cloud achieved record revenue of $495 million, which represents 29 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Operating income grew 46 percent and net income grew 53 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 42 percent and net income grew 43 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $645 million, and deferred revenue grew to approximately $2.07 billion.
  • The company repurchased approximately 2 million shares during the quarter, returning $266 million of cash to stockholders.

A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.

Executive Quotes

“Digital transformation continues to be the burning agenda for creative professionals, enterprises, governments and educational institutions,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. “Adobe is the go-to company for creating world-class digital customer journeys from design to delivery to measurement and monetization.”

“Adobe continues to execute well, with another quarter of record revenue and operating profit in Q2," said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe. “We're excited about the strong business momentum we have as we enter the second half of fiscal 2017 and remain confident in our ability to drive strong revenue and earnings growth in the future.”

Adobe to Webcast Earnings Conference Call

Adobe will webcast its second quarter fiscal year 2017 earnings conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time from its investor relations website: www.adobe.com/ADBE. Earnings documents, including Adobe management’s prepared conference call remarks with slides, financial targets and an investor datasheet are posted to Adobe’s investor relations website in advance of the conference call for reference. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP earnings results and financial targets is also provided on the website.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those related to the relevance of our products to our customers, business momentum, revenue, annualized recurring revenue, non-operating other expense, tax rate on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, earnings per share on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, and share count, all of which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: failure to develop, market and offer products and services that meet customer requirements, introduction of new products, services and business models by competitors, fluctuations in subscription renewal rates, failure to successfully manage transitions to new business models and markets, uncertainty in economic conditions and the financial markets, complex and unpredictable sales cycles for some enterprise offerings, risks associated with cyber-attacks and information security, potential interruptions or delays in hosted services provided by us or third parties, changes in accounting principles, and failure to realize the anticipated benefits of past or future acquisitions. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, please refer to Adobe’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year 2016 ended Dec. 2, 2016, and Adobe's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q issued in fiscal year 2017.

The financial information set forth in this press release reflects estimates based on information available at this time. These amounts could differ from actual reported amounts stated in Adobe’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for our quarter ended June 2, 2017, which Adobe expects to file in June 2017.

Adobe assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update these forward-looking statements.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data; unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
June 2,
2017*
  June 3,
2016
June 2,
2017*
  June 3,
2016
Revenue:
Subscription $ 1,483,690 1,083,708 $ 2,867,546 $ 2,153,958
Product 171,545 196,500 354,930 397,612
Services and support 116,955   118,501   231,360   230,474  
Total revenue 1,772,190   1,398,709   3,453,836     2,782,044  
 
Cost of revenue:
Subscription 142,734 115,399 283,915 222,674
Product 15,488 15,756 29,821 36,055
Services and support 81,138   70,924   162,961   141,922  
Total cost of revenue 239,360   202,079   476,697     400,651  
 
Gross profit 1,532,830 1,196,630 2,977,139 2,381,393
 
Operating expenses:
Research and development 299,401 232,484 584,478 469,688
Sales and marketing 553,098 462,789 1,073,395 937,680
General and administrative 156,929 138,130 307,737 284,646
Amortization of purchased intangibles 19,320   18,988   38,448   37,382  
Total operating expenses 1,028,748   852,391   2,004,058   1,729,396  
 
Operating income 504,082 344,239 973,081 651,997
 
Non-operating income (expense):
Interest and other income (expense), net 5,154 6,083 12,360 10,270
Interest expense (18,347 ) (17,174 ) (36,477 ) (35,643 )
Investment gains (losses), net 1,729   (3,318 ) 4,286   (4,487 )
Total non-operating income (expense), net (11,464 ) (14,409 ) (19,831 ) (29,860 )
Income before income taxes 492,618 329,830 953,250 622,137
Provision for income taxes 118,228   85,756   180,414   123,756  
Net income 374,390   244,074   $ 772,836   $ 498,381  
Basic net income per share 0.76   0.49   $ 1.56   $ 1.00  
Shares used to compute basic net income per share 494,371   499,974   494,492   499,534  
Diluted net income per share 0.75   0.48   $ 1.54   $ 0.99  
Shares used to compute diluted net income per share 500,351   504,725   501,032   505,666  

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*

We early adopted ASU No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, during the first quarter of fiscal 2017. As required by the standard, excess tax benefits recognized on stock-based compensation expense were reflected in our provision for income taxes rather than paid-in capital on a prospective basis. We recorded excess tax benefits within our provision for income taxes, rather than paid-in capital, starting the first quarter of fiscal 2017.

   

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except par value; unaudited)

 
June 2,
2017
December 2,
2016
ASSETS
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,316,950 $ 1,011,315
Short-term investments 3,614,563 3,749,985
Trade receivables, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $9,201 and $6,214, respectively 901,452 833,033
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 219,232   245,441  
Total current assets 6,052,197 5,839,774
 
Property and equipment, net 924,108 816,264
Goodwill 5,788,703 5,406,474
Purchased and other intangibles, net 453,834 414,405
Investment in lease receivable 80,439
Other assets 146,058   139,890  
Total assets $ 13,364,900   $ 12,697,246  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Trade payables $ 77,905 $ 88,024
Accrued expenses 865,385 739,630
Income taxes payable 98,653 38,362
Deferred revenue 2,005,953   1,945,619  
Total current liabilities 3,047,896 2,811,635
 
Long-term liabilities:
Debt 1,888,398 1,892,200
Deferred revenue 69,039 69,131
Income taxes payable 163,624 184,381
Deferred income taxes 279,649 217,660
Other liabilities 112,296   97,404  
Total liabilities 5,560,902 5,272,411
 
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 2,000 shares authorized
Common stock, $0.0001 par value 61 61
Additional paid-in-capital 4,836,786 4,616,331
Retained earnings 8,652,752 8,114,517
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (146,752 ) (173,602 )
Treasury stock, at cost (107,510 and 106,580 shares, respectively), net of reissuances (5,538,849 ) (5,132,472 )
Total stockholders’ equity 7,803,998   7,424,835  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 13,364,900   $ 12,697,246  
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands; unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
June 2,

2017*

  June 3,
2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 374,390 $ 244,074
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation, amortization and accretion 81,635 84,461
Stock-based compensation expense 116,049 85,570
Unrealized investment (gains) losses, net (1,579 ) 3,340
Changes in deferred revenue 14,746 68,356
Changes in other operating assets and liabilities 59,586   2,914  
Net cash provided by operating activities 644,827   488,715  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases, sales and maturities of short-term investments, net (30,079 ) (148,797 )
Purchases of property and equipment (55,297 ) (53,759 )
Purchases and sales of long-term investments, intangibles and other assets, net (2,171 ) (522 )
Acquisitions, net of cash   (48,427 )
Net cash used for investing activities (87,547 ) (251,505 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Purchases of treasury stock (300,000 ) (225,000 )
Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards, net of proceeds from treasury stock reissuances (13,788 ) (6,297 )
Repayment of capital lease obligations (644 ) (21 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation   50,430  
Net cash used for financing activities (314,432 ) (180,888 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 5,206   (639 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 248,054 55,683
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,068,896   830,696  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 1,316,950   $ 886,379  

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*

We early adopted ASU No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, during the first quarter of fiscal 2017. As required by the standard, excess tax benefits recognized on stock-based compensation expense were reflected in our provision for income taxes rather than paid-in capital on a prospective basis. We also elected to prospectively apply the change in presentation of excess tax benefits wherein excess tax benefits recognized on stock-based compensation expense were classified as operating activities in our condensed consolidated statements of cash flows starting the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Prior period classification of cash flows related to excess tax benefits was not adjusted.

 

Non-GAAP Results

(In thousands, except per share data)

The following tables show Adobe's GAAP results reconciled to non-GAAP results included in this release.

 
Three Months Ended
June 2,
2017
  June 3,
2016
  March 3,
2017
Operating income:
 
GAAP operating income $ 504,082 $ 344,239 $ 468,999
Stock-based and deferred compensation expense 118,591 87,209 103,578
Restructuring and other charges (97 ) (466 )
Amortization of purchased intangibles 36,556   32,567   35,464  
Non-GAAP operating income $ 659,132   $ 463,549   $ 608,041  
 
Net income:
 
GAAP net income* $ 374,390 $ 244,074 $ 398,446
Stock-based and deferred compensation expense 118,591 87,209 103,578
Restructuring and other charges (97 ) (466 )
Amortization of purchased intangibles 36,556 32,567 35,464
Investment (gains) losses, net (1,729 ) 3,318 (2,557 )
Income tax adjustments (17,419 ) (9,260 ) (63,209 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 510,292   $ 357,442   $ 471,722  
 
Diluted net income per share:
 
GAAP diluted net income per share* $ 0.75 $ 0.48 $ 0.80
Stock-based and deferred compensation expense 0.23 0.17 0.21
Amortization of purchased intangibles 0.07 0.06 0.07
Investment (gains) losses, net 0.01 (0.01 )
Income tax adjustments (0.03 ) (0.01 ) (0.13 )
Non-GAAP diluted net income per share $ 1.02   $ 0.71   $ 0.94  
 
Shares used in computing diluted net income per share 500,351 504,725 500,861
 
Three Months
Ended
June 2,
2017
Effective income tax rate:
 
GAAP effective income tax rate* 24.0 %
Stock-based and deferred compensation expense (1.1 )
Amortization of purchased intangibles (0.4 )
Income tax adjustments (1.5 )
Non-GAAP effective income tax rate** 21.0 %

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*

We early adopted ASU No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, during the first quarter of fiscal 2017. As required by the standard, excess tax benefits recognized on stock-based compensation expense were reflected in our provision for income taxes rather than paid-in capital on a prospective basis. We recorded excess tax benefits within our provision for income taxes, rather than paid-in capital, starting the first quarter of fiscal 2017.

 
** Our non-GAAP effective income tax rate of 21% is an annualized rate based on estimates for the entire fiscal year, whereas the GAAP effective income tax rate of 24% is the rate for the quarter based on tax events within the quarter. Income tax adjustments, which are included in both GAAP and non-GAAP earnings, will fluctuate from quarter-to-quarter but will normalize over the fiscal year due to the timing of tax events including the timing of recognition of excess tax benefits within each quarter.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

Adobe continues to provide all information required in accordance with GAAP, but believes evaluating its ongoing operating results may not be as useful if an investor is limited to reviewing only GAAP financial measures. Adobe uses non-GAAP financial information to evaluate its ongoing operations and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. Adobe's management does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adobe presents such non-GAAP financial measures in reporting its financial results to provide investors with an additional tool to evaluate Adobe's operating results. Adobe believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful because they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. This allows institutional investors, the analyst community and others to better understand and evaluate our operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management.

Adobe's management believes it is useful for itself and investors to review, as applicable, both GAAP information as well as non-GAAP measures, which may exclude items such as stock-based and deferred compensation expenses, restructuring and other charges, amortization of purchased intangibles and certain activity in connection with technology license arrangements, investment gains and losses, the related tax impact of all of these items, income tax adjustments, and the income tax effect of the non-GAAP pre-tax adjustments from the provision for income taxes. Adobe uses these non-GAAP measures in order to assess the performance of Adobe's business and for planning and forecasting in subsequent periods. Whenever such a non-GAAP measure is used, Adobe provides a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most closely applicable GAAP financial measure. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure as detailed above.

Contact:

Investor Relations Contact
Adobe
Mike Saviage, 408-536-4416
ir@adobe.com
or
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Adobe
Dan Berthiaume, 408-536-2584
dberthia@adobe.com

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