Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, attends a media event in Mumbai on May 3, 2017.
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Adobe shares rose 5% in extended trading on Wednesday after software maker announced fiscal first-quarter results that topped Wall Street estimates and lifted its full-year foercast.
Here’s how the company did:
- Earnings: $3.80 per share, adjusted, vs. $3.68 per share as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv.
- Revenue: $4.66 billion, vs. $4.62 billion as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv.
Revenue 9% year over year in the quarter that ended March 3, according to a statement. Net income fell slightly to $1.25 billion.
The company’s Digital Media segment, which includes the Creative Cloud design software bundle, generated $3.4 billion in revenue, up 9% from a year and above the $3.36 billion consensus among analysts polled by StreetAccount.
Adobe’s Digital Experience segment, which features Marketo marketing software, contributed $1.18 billion in revenue, just above the $1.17 StreetAccount consensus.
For the second quarter, Adobe expects earnings per share of $3.75 to $3.80 on an adjusted basis and $4.75 billion to $4.78 billion in revenue. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv had been expecting $3.76 per share in adjusted earnings and $4.76 billion in revenue.
Adobe bumped up its profit forecast for the 2023 fiscal year, and now sees $15.30 to $15.60 in adjusted earnings per share, with $1.7 billion in net new annualized recurring revenue from Digital Media. In December Adobe said it was looking for $15.15 to $15.45 in adjusted earnings per share for the full year, with $1.65 billion in net-new Digital Media ARR. Analysts polled by Refinitiv were looking for $15.31 in adjusted earnings per share.
During the quarter, Adobe said it’s been engaging with regulators in the U.S., U.K. and EU on its pending $20 billion acquisition of design software startup Figma.
Excluding the after-hours move, Adobe shares have declined 1% so far this year, while the S&P 500 index has risen 1%.
Executives will discuss the results with analysts on a conference call starting at 5 p.m. ET.
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