Adobe Reports Strong Financial Results

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 21, 2011 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2011 ended June 3, 2011.

Second Quarter Financial Highlights
• Revenue grew 9 percent year-over-year to $1.023 billion.  The Company’s targeted revenue range was $970 million to $1.020 billion.

• GAAP diluted earnings per share grew 61 percent year-over-year to $0.45.  Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share grew 25 percent year-over-year to $0.55.

• GAAP operating income grew 22 percent year-over-year to $276.7 million.  GAAP operating margin was 27.0 percent, compared to 24.1 percent in Q2 fiscal 2010.  Non-GAAP operating income grew 13 percent year-over-year to $376.4 million.  Non-GAAP operating margin was 36.8 percent, compared to 35.5 percent in Q2 fiscal 2010.

• GAAP net income grew 54 percent year-over-year to $229.4 million.  Non-GAAP net income grew 20 percent to $279.9 million.

• Deferred revenue grew to $482.0 million, compared to $443.4 million as of the end of Q1 fiscal 2011.

• Cash flow from operations was $389.3 million.

• Adobe repurchased 13.7 million shares of stock during the quarter.

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

Executive Quotes
“Our strong Q2 performance demonstrates our strategy of enabling users to make, manage and measure great digital experiences is resonating with our customers,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO of Adobe.

“Given our execution in Q2 against our large growth opportunities, we are reaffirming our 10 percent revenue growth objective in fiscal year 2011,” said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and CFO of Adobe.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Product Highlights
• In Content Authoring, Creative Suite 5.5 shipped during Q2, maintaining the strong revenue run-rate that Creative Suite 5 had established in the previous four quarters.

• In Digital Marketing Optimization, Omniture achieved record revenue, along with year-over-year bookings growth in excess of 20 percent.

• In Customer Experience Management, Enterprise segment revenue grew 34 percent year-over-year.

• Acrobat achieved 17 percent year-over-year growth.

Financial Outlook
For the third quarter of fiscal 2011, Adobe is targeting revenue of $1 billion to $1.050 billion.

The Company’s operating margin is targeted to be 24.5 percent to 27.5 percent on a GAAP basis, and 34 percent to 36 percent on a non-GAAP basis.  In addition, the Company is targeting its share count to be between 501 million and 503 million shares, and it is targeting non-operating expense between $17 million and $21 million.  Adobe's GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates are expected to be approximately 22 percent.

These targets lead to a third quarter diluted earnings per share target range of $0.35 to $0.42 on a GAAP basis, and an earnings per share target range of $0.50 to $0.56 on a non-GAAP basis.

Adobe also reaffirmed it is targeting approximately 10 percent revenue growth in fiscal year 2011, and expects its full year operating margin to be approximately 27.5 percent on a GAAP basis, and approximately 37 percent on a non-GAAP basis.

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

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
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Non-GAAP Results
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Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those related to revenue, operating margin, non-operating expense, tax rate, share count, earnings per share and business momentum, 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, market and distribute new products and services or upgrades or enhancements to existing products and services that meet customer requirements, introduction of new products, services and business models by existing and new competitors, failure to successfully manage transitions to new business models and markets, continued uncertainty in economic conditions and the financial markets and other adverse changes in general political or economic conditions in any of the major countries in which Adobe does business, including the impact of the earthquakes and related events in Japan on Adobe, its customers, suppliers and partners, difficulty in predicting revenue from new businesses, failure to realize the anticipated benefits of past or future acquisitions, and difficulty in integrating such acquisitions, costs related to intellectual property acquisitions, disputes and litigation, inability to protect Adobe’s intellectual property from third-party infringers, or unauthorized copying, use or disclosure, security vulnerabilities in our products and systems, interruptions or delays in our service or service from third-party service providers that host or deliver services, security or privacy breaches, or failure in data collection, failure to manage Adobe’s sales and distribution channels and third-party customer service and technical support providers effectively, disruption of Adobe’s business due to catastrophic events, risks associated with global operations, currency fluctuations, risks associated with our debt service obligations, changes in, or interpretations of, accounting principles, impairment of Adobe’s goodwill or amortizable intangible assets, changes in, or interpretations of, tax rules and regulations, Adobe’s inability to attract and retain key personnel, and impairment of Adobe’s investment portfolio due to deterioration of the capital markets. For further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, individuals should refer to Adobe’s SEC filings.

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 June 3, 2011, which Adobe expects to file later in June 2011. Adobe does not undertake an obligation to update forward-looking statements.



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