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Adobe Inc ADBE

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$483.43 +0.55 (0.11%)
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Adobe's Wide Moat Rating Is Indicative of Dominance in the Creative Market

Adobe has come to dominate in content creation software with its iconic Photoshop and Illustrator solutions, both now part of the broader Creative Cloud. The company has added new products and features to the suite through organic development and bolt-on acquisitions to drive the most comprehensive portfolio of tools used in print, digital, and video content creation. The December 2021 launch of Adobe Express helps further broaden the company’s funnel, as it incorporates popular features of the full Creative Cloud but comes in lower cost and free versions. The 2023 introduction of Firefly marks an important artificial intelligence solution that should also attract new users. We think Adobe is properly focusing on bringing new users under its umbrella and believe that converting these users will become more important over time.

Price vs Fair Value

ADBE is trading at a 748% premium.
Price
$483.43
Fair Value
$953.00
Uncertainty
High
1-Star Price
$985.50
5-Star Price
$568.00
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

Adobe is the de facto standard in content creation software and PDF file editing, categories it created and still dominates.

Bears

Momentum is slowing in Creative Cloud after elevated growth driven largely by the model transition to software as a service.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$482.88
Day Range
$481.52485.88
52-Week Range
$356.45634.59
Bid/Ask
$482.80 / $483.38
Market Cap
$216.58 Bil
Volume/Avg
2.3 Mil / 3.7 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
28.85
Price/Sales
11.11
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
Dividend Yield (Forward)
Total Yield
2.15%

Company Profile

Adobe provides content creation, document management, and digital marketing and advertising software and services to creative professionals and marketers for creating, managing, delivering, measuring, optimizin,g and engaging with compelling content multiple operating systems, devices, and media. The company operates with three segments: digital media content creation, digital experience for marketing solutions, and publishing for legacy products (less than 5% of revenue).
Sector
Technology
Industry
Software - Infrastructure
Stock Style Box
Large Growth
Total Number of Employees
29,945

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
ADBE
MSFT
CRM
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
28.8536.3834.66
Price/Book Value
14.1512.344.65
Price/Sales
11.1113.268.06
Price/Cash Flow
31.7028.2121.48
Price/Earnings
ADBE
MSFT
CRM

Financial Strength

Metric
ADBE
MSFT
CRM
Quick Ratio
0.931.020.96
Current Ratio
1.051.221.09
Interest Coverage
55.6341.4918.87
Quick Ratio
ADBE
MSFT
CRM

Profitability

Metric
ADBE
MSFT
CRM
Return on Assets (Normalized)
27.01%19.65%8.50%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
49.98%38.71%13.87%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
38.81%28.79%11.66%
Return on Assets
ADBE
MSFT
CRM
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