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Adobe NasdaqGS:ADBE Stock Report

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03 Jul, 2022


Company Financials +
ADBE fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health5/6

ADBE Stock Overview

Adobe Inc. operates as a diversified software company worldwide.

Adobe Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Adobe
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$368.48
52 Week HighUS$699.54
52 Week LowUS$338.00
1 Month Change-16.50%
3 Month Change-19.58%
1 Year Change-37.87%
3 Year Change21.22%
5 Year Change159.09%
Change since IPO29,014.47%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 27

Adobe: The Best Software Play

Adobe is a market darling, returning 16% per annum since 2005. With shares down 33% since January, we think it is finally cheap. Adobe's Digital Experience segment looks set to grow well while Digital Media remains strong. We do not believe the current economic slowdown will materially impact Adobe. We believe Adobe is currently trading at a 33% discount to its future value.

Jun 21

Is Adobe Stock A Buy After Earnings? No, Watch Out For Negative Surprises

Adobe announced better-than-expected earnings for the recent quarter, but its share price declined the day after its results announcement. ADBE's Q3 FY 2022 guidance was below expectations, and there are concerns that the company's Q4 FY 2022 performance might offer more negative surprises. Adobe is a Hold; its attractiveness as a long-term investment means that it isn't a Sell despite a challenging business environment in the near term.

Shareholder Returns

ADBEUS SoftwareUS Market

Return vs Industry: ADBE underperformed the US Software industry which returned -23.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ADBE underperformed the US Market which returned -21.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is ADBE's price volatile compared to industry and market?
ADBE volatility
ADBE Average Weekly Movement6.2%
Software Industry Average Movement11.0%
Market Average Movement8.1%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.8%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.3%

Stable Share Price: ADBE is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ADBE's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

198225,988Shantanu Narayen

Adobe Inc. operates as a diversified software company worldwide. It operates through three segments: Digital Media, Digital Experience, and Publishing and Advertising. The Digital Media segment offers products, services, and solutions that enable individuals, teams, and enterprises to create, publish, and promote content; and Document Cloud, a unified cloud-based document services platform.

Adobe Fundamentals Summary

How do Adobe's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
ADBE fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$172.45b
Earnings (TTM)US$4.89b
Revenue (TTM)US$16.69b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
ADBE income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$2.03b
Gross ProfitUS$14.67b
Other ExpensesUS$9.78b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 03, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Sep 15, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)10.45
Gross Margin87.87%
Net Profit Margin29.29%
Debt/Equity Ratio29.5%

How did ADBE perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is ADBE undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 5/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for ADBE?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

ADBE key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue10.3x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA25.8x
PEG Ratio2.2x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does ADBE's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

ADBE PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for ADBE vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average77.9x
CRM Salesforce
INTU Intuit
SNPS Synopsys
CDNS Cadence Design Systems
ADBE Adobe

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: ADBE is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (35.3x) compared to the peer average (77.9x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does ADBE's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Software Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: ADBE is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (35.3x) compared to the US Software industry average (38.2x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is ADBE's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

ADBE PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio35.3x
Fair PE Ratio43.4x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: ADBE is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (35.3x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (43.4x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of ADBE when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: ADBE ($368.48) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($623.32)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ADBE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ADBE is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.2x)

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Future Growth

How is Adobe forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 28 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 4/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ADBE's forecast earnings growth (16.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: ADBE's earnings (16.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: ADBE's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: ADBE's revenue (11.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ADBE's revenue (11.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ADBE's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (43.9%).

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Past Performance

How has Adobe performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ADBE has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ADBE's current net profit margins (29.3%) are lower than last year (38.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ADBE's earnings have grown significantly by 25.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ADBE's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: ADBE had negative earnings growth (-12.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Software industry average (26.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ADBE's Return on Equity (35%) is considered high.

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Financial Health

How is Adobe's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ADBE's short term assets ($7.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($7.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: ADBE's short term assets ($7.9B) exceed its long term liabilities ($5.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ADBE has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: ADBE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 24.2% to 29.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ADBE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (176.4%).

Interest Coverage: ADBE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (64.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Adobe current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ADBE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ADBE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ADBE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ADBE's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as ADBE has not reported any payouts.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Shantanu Narayen (58 yo)





Mr. Shantanu Narayen has been Chairman of Adobe Inc. since January 2017 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since December 01, 2007 and served as its President since January 2005 until December 2021....

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Shantanu's total compensation ($USD36.13M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.43M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Shantanu's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: ADBE's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: ADBE's board of directors are considered experienced (7.2 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: ADBE insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Adobe Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Adobe Inc.
  • Ticker: ADBE
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1982
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Implied Market Cap: US$172.449b
  • Shares outstanding: 468.00m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Adobe Inc.
  • 345 Park Avenue
  • San Jose
  • California
  • 95110-2704
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/07/03 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/07/01 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/03

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.