Adobe is a software company that provides its users with digital marketing and media solutions. Its tools and services allow its customers to create ground-breaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. The company helps its customers make, manage, measure, and monetize their content across every channel and screen. Its main products include Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Freehand, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, and many others.
Company Growth (employees)
San Jose, US
Size (employees)
15,706 (est)
Adobe was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, US

Key People at Adobe

Shantanu Narayen

Shantanu Narayen

President & CEO
Michael Dillon

Michael Dillon

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Bryan Lamkin

Bryan Lamkin

Senior Vice President, Technology & Corporate Development
Ann Lewnes

Ann Lewnes

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Mark Garrett

Mark Garrett

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Brad Rencher

Brad Rencher

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Marketing
Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations
Donna Morris

Donna Morris

Senior Vice President, People and Places

Adobe Office Locations

Adobe has offices in San Jose, New York, San Francisco, Ottawa and in 30 other locations
San Jose, US (HQ)
345 Park Avenue
Berkshire, GB
Market House 34 38 Market Street Maidenhead
Amsterdam, NL
Europlaza Hoogoorddreef 54a
Kista, SE
Box 47 Kista Entre Knarrarnäsgatan 7
Wellington, NZ
171 Featherston Street
Melbourne, AU
Suite 1001 1 Queens Road
Singapore, SG
No. 8 Temasek Boulevard Suntec Tower 3 #06 02
Tokyo, JP
Gate City Osaki, East Tower 1 11 2 Osaki Shinagawa Ku
Beijing, CN
0909, 9/F, China World Tower No. 1 Jian Guo Men Wai Ave.
Ottawa, CA
343 Preston Street
San Francisco, US
601 Townsend Street
New York, US
1540 Broadway, 17th Floor

Adobe Data and Metrics

Adobe Financial Metrics

Adobe's revenue was reported to be $5.9 b in FY, 2016 which is a 22% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

5.9 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

5 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

1.2 b

EBIT (FY, 2016)

1.5 b

Market capitalization (26-Jun-2017)

71.7 b

Closing share price (26-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

1 b


72.6 b
Adobe's current market capitalization is $71.7 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


4.1 b4.1 b4.8 b5.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

138.2 m97.1 m744.3 m819.9 m

Gross profit

3.9 b4 b4.1 b5 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

1.6 b1.7 b1.7 b1.9 b

R&D expense

826.6 m844.4 m862.7 m976 m

General and administrative expense

520.1 m543.3 m531.9 m577.7 m

Operating expense total

3 b3.1 b3.1 b3.5 b


422.7 m412.7 m903.1 m1.5 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

67.5 m59.7 m(64.2 m)(70.4 m)

Interest income

4.9 m7.3 m33.9 m13.5 m

Pre tax profit

361.4 m356.1 m873.8 m1.4 b

Income tax expense

66.2 m93 m244.2 m266.4 m

Net Income

290 m268.4 m629.6 m1.2 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


834.6 m1.1 b876.6 m1 b


170.1 m175.8 m161.8 m245.4 m

Current Assets

4 b4.6 b4.8 b5.8 b


659.8 m785.1 m787.4 m816.3 m


4.8 b4.7 b5.4 b5.4 b

Total Assets

10.4 b10.8 b11.7 b12.7 b

Accounts Payable

62.1 m68.4 m93.3 m88 m

Total Debt

1.5 b1.5 b1.9 b1.9 b

Current Liabilities

1.5 b2.5 b2.2 b2.8 b

Total Liabilities

3.7 b4 b4.7 b5.3 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

3.4 b3.8 b4.2 b4.6 b

Retained Earnings

6.9 b6.9 b7.3 b8.1 b

Total Equity

6.7 b6.8 b7 b7.4 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.2 x0.2 x0.3 x0.3 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.1 x0.1 x0.2 x0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.5 x1.6 x1.7 x1.7 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

290 m268.4 m629.6 m1.2 b

Depreciation and Amortization

321.2 m313.6 m339.5 m331.5 m

Accounts Receivable

33.6 m7.9 m(79.5 m)(160.4 m)


(55.5 m)(1.9 m)(7.7 m)(71 m)

Accounts Payable

7.1 m6.2 m22.9 m(6.3 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(590.5 m)282.8 m(240.8 m)2.2 b

Purchases of PP&E

(188.4 m)(148.3 m)(184.9 m)(203.8 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(1.2 b)(490.7 m)(1.5 b)(960 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(25.9 m)(14.7 m)(602.2 m)(108 k)

Cash From Financing Activities

(559.1 m)(507.3 m)(200.7 m)(1.1 b)

Interest Paid

64.8 m68.9 m56 m66.2 m

Income Taxes Paid

129.7 m20.1 m203 m249.9 m
USDY, 2016


48.6 x


33 x


395.6 k


0.3 x


0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.7 x

Adobe Operating Metrics

Q1, 2006Q1, 2009FY, 2012Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q4, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q4, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017

Annualized Recurring Revenue

$3$3$4$1.15 b$1.38 b$1.62 b$1.95 b$2.09 b$2.35 b$2.65 b$2.99 b$3.13 b$3.41 b$3.7 b$4.01 b$4.25 b

Net Subscriber Additions

833 k6.17 m


90 t


165 m

PDFs opened

50 b

Adobe Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
TubeMogulNovember 10, 2016

Adobe Market Value History

Adobe Revenue Breakdown

Adobe Median Salaries

Source: 908 public H-1B filings from Adobe

Adobe Online and Social Media Presence

Adobe Company Life and Culture

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