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Adobe Reports $220 Million Profit for 3rd Quarter

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif. (September 16, 2008) - Adobe Systems Incorporated today reported financial results for its third quarter ended Aug. 29, 2008.

In the third quarter of fiscal 2008, Adobe achieved revenue of $887.3 million, compared to $851.7 million reported for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 and $886.9 million reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2008. Adobe's third quarter revenue target range was $855 to $885 million.

"Our strong performance in Q3 was driven by record revenue for our Acrobat and LiveCycle products, as well as the overall diversity of our business," said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer. "We continue to execute exceptionally well against our strategy, and we look forward to the launch of our flagship Creative Suite 4 product family next week."

Third Quarter GAAP Results

Adobe's GAAP diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 were $0.35, based on 541.3 million weighted average shares. This compares with GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.34 reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2007 based on 597.3 million weighted average shares, and GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.40 reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2008 based on 542.4 million weighted average shares. Adobe's third quarter GAAP earnings per share target range was $0.34 to $0.36.

GAAP operating income was $219.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2008, compared to $255.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2007 and $260.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2008. As a percent of revenue, GAAP operating income in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 was 24.7 percent, compared to 29.9 percent in the third quarter of fiscal 2007 and 29.3 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2008.

GAAP net income was $191.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008, compared to $205.2 million reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2007 and $214.9 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2008.

Third Quarter Non-GAAP Results

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 were $0.50. This compares with non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.45 reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2007 and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.50 reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2008. Adobe's third quarter non-GAAP earnings per share target range was $0.45 to $0.47.

Adobe's non-GAAP operating income was $351.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2008, compared to $340.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2007 and $349.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2008. As a percent of revenue, non-GAAP operating income in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 was 39.7 percent, compared to 40.0 percent in the third quarter of fiscal 2007 and 39.4 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2008.

Non-GAAP net income was $269.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008, compared to $269.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2007, and $272.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2008.

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

Adobe Provides Fourth Quarter Financial Targets

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, Adobe announced it is targeting revenue of $925 million to $955 million. The Company also stated it is targeting an operating margin of approximately 30.5 percent on a GAAP basis, and an operating margin of approximately 39.5 percent on a non-GAAP basis.

In addition, Adobe is targeting its share count to be between 544 million and 548 million shares in the fourth quarter. The Company also is targeting GAAP and non-GAAP non-operating income to be between $6 million and $7 million. Adobe's GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates are expected to be approximately 25 percent.

These targets lead to a fourth quarter diluted earnings per share target range of $0.39 to $0.41 on a GAAP basis, and an earnings per share target range of $0.51 to $0.53 on a non-GAAP basis.

 

 

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