Adobe Reports 14% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

18 Dec

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Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 2, 2011.

  • Revenue was $1.152 billion, which exceeded the company’s target range of $1.075 billion to $1.125 billion, and represents 14 percent year-over-year revenue growth.
  • Diluted earnings per share were $0.35 on a GAAP-basis, and $0.67 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Operating income was $246.1 million, operating margin was 21.4 percent and net income was $173.7 million on a GAAP-basis.  Operating income was $444.5 million, operating margin was 38.6 percent and net income was $332.6 million on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Deferred revenue grew by $47.6 million to $531.7 million.
  • Cash flow from operations was $496.8 million.

Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Highlights

  • Adobe achieved revenue of $4.216 billion, compared to $3.800 billion in fiscal 2010.  This represents 11 percent year-over-year growth, and exceeded the company’s target of ten percent growth provided at the outset of the year.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share for fiscal 2011 were $1.65, compared to $1.47 in fiscal 2010.  Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for fiscal 2011 were $2.35, compared to $1.93 in fiscal 2010.
  • Operating income was $1.099 billion, operating margin was 26.1 and net income was $832.8 million on a GAAP-basis.  Operating income was $1.587 billion, operating margin was 37.6 percent and net income was $1.183 billion on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Adobe generated $1.5 billion in cash flow during the year.
  • The company repurchased 21.8 million shares during the year, returning approximately $695 million to stockholders.

A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release.

Executive Quotes
“Adobe’s record results in Q4 and fiscal 2011 were driven by strong performance in our digital media and digital marketing businesses,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO of Adobe. “We intend to be the market leader in these two large categories, which will drive strong revenue and earnings growth.”

“Our outstanding Q4 finish enabled Adobe to beat the annual revenue growth target we provided at the outset of the year,” said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and CFO of Adobe.  “We also drove $1.5 billion in cash flow during the year, and grew annual non-GAAP earnings per share by 22 percent.”

Financial Outlook
For the first quarter of fiscal 2012, Adobe is targeting revenue of $1.025 billion to $1.075 billion.  On a diluted earnings per share basis, the company is targeting a range of $0.37 to $0.43 on a GAAP basis, and $0.54 to $0.59 on a non-GAAP basis.

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