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Adobe Profit Slips 29%

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced financial results for its third quarter ended Aug. 28, 2009.

In the third quarter of fiscal 2009, Adobe achieved revenue of $697.5 million, compared to $887.3 million reported for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and $704.7 million reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.

“We are pleased with the solid revenue and earnings results we were able to deliver in Q3,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO of Adobe.  “Our focus remains on driving growth in our core businesses, as well as investing in promising new opportunities.”

Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 GAAP Results

Adobe’s GAAP diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 were $0.26, based on 531.8 million weighted average shares. This compares with GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.35 reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 based on 541.3 million weighted average shares, and GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.24 reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2009 based on 528.0 million weighted average shares.

GAAP operating income was $167.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009, compared to $219.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and $161.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.  As a percent of revenue, GAAP operating income in the third quarter of fiscal 2009 was 24.0 percent, compared to 24.7 percent in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and 22.9 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.

GAAP net income was $136.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2009, compared to $191.6 million reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and $126.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Non-GAAP Results

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 were $0.35.  This compares with non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.50 reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.35 reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.

Adobe’s non-GAAP operating income was $237.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009, compared to $351.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and $237.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.  As a percent of revenue, non-GAAP operating income in the third quarter of fiscal 2009 was 34.0 percent, compared to 39.7 percent in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and 33.7 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.

Non-GAAP net income was $186.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2009, compared to $269.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2008 and $185.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.

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

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Targets

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, Adobe is targeting revenue of $690 million to $740 million, an operating margin of 23 percent to 27 percent on a GAAP basis, and 33 percent to 36 percent on a non-GAAP basis.

In addition, Adobe is targeting its share count to be between 530 million and 532 million.  The Company also is targeting non-operating income to be between $1 million and $3 million.  Adobe’s GAAP tax rate is expected to be approximately 23 percent and the non-GAAP tax rate is expected to be approximately 23.5 percent.

These targets lead to a fourth quarter diluted earnings per share target range of $0.23 to $0.29 on a GAAP basis, and an earnings per share target range of $0.33 to $0.39 on a non-GAAP basis.

Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial targets is provided at the end of this press release.

The fourth quarter financial targets do not include the impact of Adobe’s acquisition of Omniture announced today, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of Adobe’s 2009 fiscal year.

 

 

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