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Adobe Systems Reports Strong Q3 Results

Friday, September 16, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif.--Sept. 15, 2005-- Adobe Systems Incorporated today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 2, 2005. In the third quarter of fiscal 2005, Adobe achieved revenue of $487.0 million, compared to $403.7 million reported for the third quarter of fiscal 2004, and $496.0 million reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2005. On a year-over-year basis, this represents 21 percent revenue growth. Adobe's third quarter revenue target range was $470 to $490 million. "Solid execution drove another outstanding quarter of double digit growth in Q3," said Bruce Chizen, Adobe chief executive officer. "These results reflect the overall strength of our business which, when combined with our pending acquisition of Macromedia, will position us for even greater success in the future." GAAP diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2005 were $0.29. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, which excludes investment losses, also were $0.29. GAAP net income was $144.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2005, compared to $104.5 million reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2004, and $149.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2005. Non-GAAP net income, which excludes, as applicable, the net tax impact of the planned repatriation of certain foreign earnings, and investment losses, was $146.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2005, compared to $105.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2004, and $142.9 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2005. GAAP diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2005 were $0.29 based on 507.8 million weighted average shares. This compares with GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.21 reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2004, based on 494.2 million weighted average shares, and GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.29 reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2005, based on 508.2 million weighted average shares. Adobe's GAAP and non-GAAP operating income was $183.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2005, compared to $140.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2004 and $182.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2005. On a year-over-year basis, this represents 31 percent GAAP and non-GAAP operating income growth. As a percent of revenue, GAAP and non-GAAP operating income in the third quarter of fiscal 2005 were 37.7 percent, compared to 34.8 percent in the third quarter of fiscal 2004 and 36.7 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2005. Adobe Gives Update on Status of Macromedia Acquisition On August 24, 2005, Adobe and Macromedia stockholders overwhelmingly voted in favor of Adobe's proposed acquisition of Macromedia. Adobe commented today that the integration planning process between the two companies continues to go well, and anticipates the transaction will close in Fall 2005, subject to appropriate regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other closing conditions. Adobe is maintaining a Website as an ongoing source of information regarding the Macromedia acquisition at http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/adobeandmacromedia.html. Adobe Provides Fourth Quarter Financial Targets For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, Adobe announced it is targeting revenue of $490 million to $510 million, which represents approximately 14 to 19 percent year-over-year growth. The Company also is targeting gross margin of approximately 94 percent, and GAAP and non-GAAP operating margin ranges of approximately 35 to 36 percent. As a percent of revenue, Adobe is targeting fourth quarter expenses as follows: Research & Development -- approximately 20 percent Sales & Marketing -- approximately 29 to 30 percent General & Administrative -- approximately 9 percent In addition, Adobe is targeting its share count range to be between 509 million and 511 million shares in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005. The Company also is targeting other income in its fourth quarter to be approximately $11 million to $12 million, and a tax rate of 25 percent. These targets lead to fourth quarter GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share target ranges of $0.27 to $0.29. Adobe currently believes targeted non-GAAP earnings per share and non-GAAP operating margin results will not differ materially from targeted GAAP results. These targets do not factor in the pending acquisition of Macromedia.

 

 

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