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Net income increases 58 percent as revenue grows 20 percent year-over-year

Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR)
Summary Financial Results
(in millions, except per share data and percentages)

Three Months Ended September 30

  2004 2003
Net Revenues $ 107.9 $ 89.9
Net income per diluted share - GAAP $ 0.21 $ 0.14
Net income per diluted share - pro forma $ 0.22 $ 0.14

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San Francisco, CA—October 20, 2004—Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) today reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended September 30, 2004. Net revenues for the quarter were $107.9 million, a 20 percent increase compared to the $89.9 million reported for the same period last year.

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2004 was $15.5 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to $9.8 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the same quarter a year ago. Pro forma net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2004 was $16.4 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, compared to $10.1 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the same quarter a year ago.

"What is driving our success is the work that our customers are doing, which has never been better," said Rob Burgess, chairman and CEO, Macromedia. "The technology has evolved, the methodologies have matured, and people around the world are realizing that experiences really do matter."

Business Outlook - Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2005

For the quarter ending December 31, 2004, Macromedia expects net revenues to be in the range of $105 to $110 million, with pro forma gross margins in the 92 to 93 percent range, and a pro forma operating profit margin between 16 and 18 percent. These forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties discussed below and actual results may differ materially.

Pro Forma Results

Macromedia's pro forma results for the three and six months ended September 30, 2004 and 2003, differ from corresponding results reported under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the U.S. due to adjustments for the following items reported in its consolidated results from operations:

Pro forma results for the three and six months ended September 30, 2004 and 2003 reflect an assumed tax rate of 20 percent, reflecting U.S. federal and state income taxes and foreign taxes at rates other than U.S. statutory rates. See the attached reconciliation of GAAP and pro forma results.

Conference Call

Macromedia's second quarter of fiscal year 2005 financial results will be discussed in a Macromedia Breeze presentation available at In addition, a teleconference is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Pacific Time / 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 20, 2004. After the conclusion of the teleconference, a replay of the conference call will be available on the Company's website.

About Macromedia

Experience matters. Macromedia is motivated by the belief that great experiences build great businesses. Our software empowers millions of business users, developers, and designers to create and deliver effective, compelling, and memorable experiences - on the Internet, on fixed media, on wireless, and on digital devices.

Cautionary Note About Forward Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this news release may be considered forward looking statements, including those under the heading "Business Outlook" that relate to expected future financial results which involve risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include those related to customer acceptance of new products and services and new versions of existing products, the impact of competition, risks associated with integration of acquired companies and their employees, products, and technologies, the risk of adequately evolving and operating our internal systems and processes in a dynamic business environment, the risk of delays in product development and release dates, the risk of not attracting and retaining key personnel, new regulations and other government actions that may materially increase the cost of compliance and doing business, risks associated with participating in international markets (including, but not limited to, foreign policies, market instability, exchange rate fluctuations, and regulations in the applicable foreign countries), the economic condition in the domestic and significant international markets in which the Company operates, dependence on the growth of the Internet, quarterly fluctuations of the Company's operating results, the Company's dependence on distributors and resellers, the risk of product returns, the challenges faced in protecting the Company's intellectual property within and outside the U.S., the risks associated with potential litigation and intellectual property ownership claims against the Company and others in the industry, volatility of the Company's stock, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the SEC, including without limitation, its annual report on Form 10-K, and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, as they may be updated or amended with future filings. The actual results the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties.