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Adobe Reports Record Revenue

September 13, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 13, 2018--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported strong financial results for its third quarter fiscal year 2018 ended August 31, 2018.

Financial Highlights

Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $2.29 billion in its third quarter of fiscal year 2018, which represents 24 percent year-over-year revenue growth. Diluted earnings per share was $1.34 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.73 on a non-GAAP basis. Digital Media segment revenue was $1.61 billion, with Creative revenue growing to $1.36 billion and Document Cloud achieving record revenue of $249 million, which represents 21 percent year-over-year growth. Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $6.40 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $339 million. Creative ARR grew to $5.66 billion, and Document Cloud ARR grew to $744 million. Digital Experience segment revenue was $614 million, which represents 21 percent year-over-year growth. Digital Experience subscription revenue grew 25 percent year-over-year in the quarter. Operating income grew 32 percent and net income grew 59 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 32 percent and net income grew 57 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis. Cash flow from operations was $955 million, and deferred revenue grew 23 percent year-over-year to approximately $2.71 billion. Adobe repurchased approximately 2.9 million shares during the quarter, returning $714 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.

Executive Quotes

“Adobe continues to inspire creativity and drive business transformation as reflected in our record Q3 results,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. “Students, creatives, enterprises and governments trust Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud to create and deliver the transformative digital experiences required to compete today.”

“Our strong momentum continued into the second half of fiscal 2018 as Adobe delivered another quarter of sustained revenue growth, strong earnings and cash flow of nearly $1 billion,” said John Murphy, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe.

Adobe to Webcast Earnings Conference Call

Adobe will webcast its third quarter fiscal year 2018 earnings conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time from its investor relations website: www.adobe.com/ADBE. Earnings documents, including Adobe management’s prepared conference call remarks with slides, financial targets and an investor datasheet are posted to Adobe’s investor relations website in advance of the conference call for reference. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP earnings results and financial targets is also provided on the website.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those related to business momentum, our market opportunity, revenue, annualized recurring revenue, non-operating other expense, tax rate on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, earnings per share on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, and share count, all of which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: failure to develop, acquire, market and offer products and services that meet customer requirements, failure to compete effectively, introduction of new technology, complex sales cycles, risks related to the timing of revenue recognition from our subscription offerings, fluctuations in subscription renewal rates, risks associated with cyber-attacks, potential interruptions or delays in hosted services provided by us or third parties, information security and privacy, failure to realize the anticipated benefits of past or future acquisitions, changes in accounting principles and tax regulations, uncertainty in the financial markets and economic conditions in the countries where we operate, and other various risks associated with being a multinational corporation. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, please refer to Adobe’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year 2017 ended Dec. 1, 2017, and Adobe’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q issued in fiscal year 2018.

The financial information set forth in this press release reflects estimates based on information available at this time. These amounts could differ from actual reported amounts stated in Adobe’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for our quarter ended August 31, 2018, which Adobe expects to file in September 2018.

Adobe assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update these forward-looking statements.

About Adobe

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more information, visit www.adobe.com.

© 2018 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, Adobe Document Cloud, Adobe Experience Cloud, Creative Cloud and the Adobe logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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