Adobe Reports Record Revenue

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 4:05 pm EDT

Strong Adoption of Cloud Solutions Drives 20 Percent Year-over-year Revenue Growth

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"Our record revenue reflects our market leadership and the exploding demand for digital experience solutions."

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2016 ended June 3, 2016.

Second Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.40 billion, representing year-over-year growth of 20 percent.
  • Diluted earnings per share were $0.48 on a GAAP-basis, and $0.71 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue grew by 26 percent year-over-year to a record $943 million, with Creative revenue growing 37 percent year-over-year to a record $755 million.
  • Strong Creative Cloud and Document Cloud adoption drove Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) to $3.41 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $285 million.
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud achieved record revenue of $385 million that represents year-over-year growth of 18 percent.
  • Year-over-year operating income grew 78 percent and net income grew 66 percent on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 45 percent and net income grew 48 percent on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $489 million, and deferred revenue grew to $1.68 billion.
  • The company repurchased approximately 2.2 million shares during the quarter, returning $205 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

“Adobe's cloud solutions are powering digital transformation at the world's biggest brands, educational institutions and government agencies," said Shantanu Narayen, Adobe president and chief executive officer. "Our record revenue reflects our market leadership and the exploding demand for digital experience solutions.”

“Record revenue with strong profit and cash flow highlight our second quarter results," said Mark Garrett, Adobe executive vice president and chief financial officer. “Based on our first half performance and momentum, we’re on track to meet or exceed all of our annual fiscal year 2016 targets.”

Adobe to Webcast Earnings Conference Call

Adobe will webcast its second quarter fiscal year 2016 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 product adoption and innovation, business momentum, revenue, profit, annualized recurring revenue, bookings, earnings per share and operating cash flow, 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, failure to successfully manage transitions to new business models and markets, risks associated with the timing of revenue recognition, uncertainty in economic conditions and the financial markets, risks associated with our cloud strategy, fluctuations in subscription renewal rates, risks associated with cyber-attacks and information security, potential interruptions or delays in hosted services provided by us or third parties, 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 2015 ended Nov. 27, 2015, and Adobe's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q issued in fiscal year 2016.

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 3, 2016, which Adobe expects to file in June 2016.

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

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data; unaudited)

 
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
June 3,   May 29, June 3,   May 29,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Revenue:
Subscription $ 1,083,708 $ 773,963 $ 2,153,958 $ 1,487,405
Product 196,500 274,538 397,612 565,312
Services and support 118,501   113,657   230,474   218,622  
Total revenue 1,398,709   1,162,158   2,782,044   2,271,339  
 
Cost of revenue:
Subscription 115,399 103,694 222,674 199,221
Product 15,756 21,467 36,055 41,170
Services and support 70,924   60,012   141,922   111,580  
Total cost of revenue 202,079   185,173   400,651   351,971  
 
Gross profit 1,196,630 976,985 2,381,393 1,919,368
 
Operating expenses:
Research and development 232,484 208,047 469,688 423,556
Sales and marketing 462,789 426,998 937,680 819,739
General and administrative 138,596 130,208 285,531 275,289
Restructuring and other charges (466 ) 34 (885 ) 1,789
Amortization of purchased intangibles 18,988   18,081   37,382   32,353  
Total operating expenses 852,391   783,368   1,729,396   1,552,726  
 
Operating income 344,239 193,617 651,997 366,642
 
Non-operating income (expense):
Interest and other income (expense), net 6,083 3,739 10,270 7,077
Interest expense (17,174 ) (16,605 ) (35,643 ) (31,150 )
Investment gains (losses), net (3,318 ) 223   (4,487 ) 1,653  
Total non-operating income (expense), net (14,409 ) (12,643 ) (29,860 ) (22,420 )
Income before income taxes 329,830 180,974 622,137 344,222
Provision for income taxes 85,756   33,481   123,756   111,841  
Net income $ 244,074   $ 147,493   $ 498,381   $ 232,381  
Basic net income per share $ 0.49   $ 0.30   $ 1.00   $ 0.47  
Shares used to compute basic net income per share 499,974   499,290   499,534   499,022  
Diluted net income per share $ 0.48   $ 0.29   $ 0.99   $ 0.46  
Shares used to compute diluted net income per share 504,725   505,582   505,666   507,061  
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except par value; unaudited)

 
  June 3,   November 27,
2016 2015
ASSETS
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 886,379 $ 876,560
Short-term investments 3,432,029 3,111,524
Trade receivables, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $5,723 and $7,293, respectively 666,736 672,006
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 253,420   161,802  
Total current assets 5,238,564 4,821,892
 
Property and equipment, net 796,077 787,421
Goodwill 5,444,556 5,366,881
Purchased and other intangibles, net 494,193 510,007
Investment in lease receivable 80,439 80,439
Other assets 162,954   159,832  
Total assets $ 12,216,783   $ 11,726,472  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Trade payables $ 75,582 $ 93,307
Accrued expenses 661,013 679,884
Income taxes payable 15,774 6,165
Deferred revenue 1,633,221   1,434,200  
Total current liabilities 2,385,590 2,213,556
 
Long-term liabilities:
Debt 1,918,389 1,907,231
Deferred revenue 48,411 51,094
Income taxes payable 273,221 256,129
Deferred income taxes 245,611 208,209
Other liabilities 96,950   88,673  
Total liabilities 4,968,172 4,724,892
 
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 2,000 shares authorized
Common stock, $0.0001 par value 61 61
Additional paid-in-capital 4,428,270 4,184,883
Retained earnings 7,444,115 7,253,431
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (133,047 ) (169,080 )
Treasury stock, at cost (101,862 and 103,025 shares, respectively), net of reissuances (4,490,788 ) (4,267,715 )
Total stockholders' equity 7,248,611   7,001,580  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 12,216,783   $ 11,726,472  
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands; unaudited)

 
  Three Months Ended
June 3,   May 29,
2016 2015
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 244,074 $ 147,493
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation, amortization and accretion 84,461 85,929
Stock-based compensation expense 85,570 84,649
Unrealized investment losses (gains), net 3,340 (276 )
Changes in deferred revenue 68,356 44,772
Changes in other operating assets and liabilities 2,914   108,917  
Net cash provided by operating activities 488,715   471,484  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases, sales and maturities of short-term investments, net (148,797 ) 3,541
Purchases of property and equipment (53,759 ) (35,730 )
Purchases and sales of long-term investments, intangibles and other assets, net (522 ) (1,083 )
Acquisitions, net of cash (48,427 ) (5,637 )
Net cash used for investing activities (251,505 ) (38,909 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Purchases of treasury stock (225,000 ) (200,000 )
Proceeds from (cost of) issuance of treasury stock, net (6,297 ) 2,911
Repayment of capital lease obligations (21 )
Debt issuance costs (153 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 50,430   11,140  
Net cash used for financing activities (180,888 ) (186,102 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (639 ) (3,210 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 55,683 243,263
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 830,696   712,884  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 886,379   $ 956,147  
 
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 3,   May 29,   March 4,
2016 2015 2016
Operating income:
 
GAAP operating income $ 344,239 $ 193,617 $ 307,758
Stock-based and deferred compensation expense 87,209 85,374 91,690
Restructuring and other charges (466 ) 34 (419 )

Amortization of purchased intangibles and technology license arrangements

32,567   40,080   36,264  
Non-GAAP operating income $ 463,549   $ 319,105   $ 435,293  
 
Net income:
 
GAAP net income $ 244,074 $ 147,493 $ 254,307
Stock-based and deferred compensation expense 87,209 85,374 91,690
Restructuring and other charges (466 ) 34 (419 )

Amortization of purchased intangibles and technology license arrangements

32,567 40,080 36,264
Investment (gains) losses, net 3,318 (223 ) 1,169
Income tax adjustments (9,260 ) (30,829 ) (50,403 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 357,442   $ 241,929   $ 332,608  
 
Diluted net income per share:
 
GAAP diluted net income per share $ 0.48 $ 0.29 $ 0.50
Stock-based and deferred compensation expense 0.17 0.17 0.18

Amortization of purchased intangibles and technology license arrangements

0.06 0.08 0.07
Investment (gains) losses 0.01
Income tax adjustments (0.01 ) (0.06 ) (0.09 )
Non-GAAP diluted net income per share $ 0.71   $ 0.48   $ 0.66  
 
Shares used in computing diluted net income per share 504,725 505,582 505,676
 

Three Months
Ended

June 3,
2016
Effective income tax rate:
 
GAAP effective income tax rate 26.0 %
Stock-based and deferred compensation expense (3.6 )
Amortization of purchased intangibles (1.4 )
Non-GAAP effective income tax rate 21.0 %
 

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.

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