Adobe Reports Record Revenue
Friday, March 18, 2016
Strong Cloud Product Adoption in Q1 FY2016 Fuels 25 Percent Year-over-year Revenue Growth
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its first quarter fiscal year 2016 ended Mar. 4, 2016.
First Quarter Financial Highlights
- Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.38 billion, representing year-over-year growth of 25 percent.
- Diluted earnings per share were $0.50 on a GAAP-basis, and $0.66 on a non-GAAP basis.
- Digital Media segment revenue grew by 33 percent year-over-year to a record $932 million, with Creative revenue growing 44 percent year-over-year to a record $733 million.
- Strong Creative Cloud adoption drove Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) to $3.13 billion exiting the quarter, an increase of $246 million.
- Adobe Marketing Cloud achieved strong bookings growth, and record revenue of $377 million that represents year-over-year growth of 21 percent.
- Year-over-year operating income grew 78 percent and net income grew 200 percent on a GAAP-basis; operating income and net income both grew 48 percent on a non-GAAP basis.
- Cash flow from operations was $498 million, and deferred revenue grew to $1.61 billion.
- The company repurchased approximately 1.5 million shares during the quarter, returning $133 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.
“Every day, more brands, government agencies and educational institutions globally are choosing to base their digital strategies on Adobe’s content and data platforms,” said Shantanu Narayen, Adobe president and chief executive officer. “Our exceptional performance in Q1 is an indicator of the strong momentum we are seeing across our cloud businesses as we drive the experience economy.”
“We are pleased to report another record quarter with 25 percent year-over-year revenue growth. Strong Cloud adoption drove record Creative and Marketing Cloud revenue in Q1, and better-than-expected Digital Media ARR," said Mark Garrett, Adobe executive vice president and chief financial officer. "Based on our strong Q1 results and business momentum, we are increasing our annual revenue and earnings targets for the year."