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Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« on: September 20, 2017, 08:39:53 AM »
Strong Cash Flow and Earnings Highlight Third Quarter Results

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 19, 2017 — Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its third quarter fiscal year 2017 ended Sept. 1, 2017.

Financial Highlights

  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.84 billion in its third quarter of fiscal year 2017, which represents 26 percent yearover-year revenue growth.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.84 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.10 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.27 billion, with Creative revenue growing to $1.06 billion.
  • Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $4.87 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $308 million.
  • Adobe Experience Cloud achieved revenue of $508 million, which represents 26 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Operating income grew 48 percent and net income grew 55 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 43 percent and net income grew 46 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $704 million, and deferred revenue grew to approximately $2.20 billion.
  • The company repurchased approximately 2.1 million shares during the quarter, returning $298 million of cash to stockholders.

A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.

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Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 09:16:01 AM »
Damn, this means they will never fix Lightroom. Why change anything when the company is making more money than ever?

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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 09:59:40 AM »
Yet the products get buggier and slower.

Way to go cloud based subscription  :o
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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 10:15:35 AM »
This type of thing makes me very annoyed. Where is the incentive for Adobe to improve their products or even make them work properly when they are raking in this much money? I can't believe so many people have bought into this vision of a world where everyone pays up whether the products are being developed or not.
At least when we paid to upgrade then Adobe had to put some interesting new features in each version or their revenue would dry up. Now the money keeps coming in regardless.
Well I have had enough - what are the other options? Is Capture One the only realistic alternative to Lightroom?

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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 10:38:59 AM »
This type of thing makes me very annoyed. Where is the incentive for Adobe to improve their products or even make them work properly when they are raking in this much money? I can't believe so many people have bought into this vision of a world where everyone pays up whether the products are being developed or not.
At least when we paid to upgrade then Adobe had to put some interesting new features in each version or their revenue would dry up. Now the money keeps coming in regardless.
Well I have had enough - what are the other options? Is Capture One the only realistic alternative to Lightroom?

Ugh, I'm with you man. I've moved off of the entire suite (I have CS6), though I still use LR Stand-alone. IF they improve LR, and offer a stand-alone license I'll consider buying it. However, if I find a better alternative I'll move from Adobe in a heart beat.

I hate what they've done to creative professionals, with the holding of tools hostage.

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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 10:59:51 AM »
This type of thing makes me very annoyed. Where is the incentive for Adobe to improve their products or even make them work properly when they are raking in this much money? I can't believe so many people have bought into this vision of a world where everyone pays up whether the products are being developed or not.
At least when we paid to upgrade then Adobe had to put some interesting new features in each version or their revenue would dry up. Now the money keeps coming in regardless.
Well I have had enough - what are the other options? Is Capture One the only realistic alternative to Lightroom?

Ugh, I'm with you man. I've moved off of the entire suite (I have CS6), though I still use LR Stand-alone. IF they improve LR, and offer a stand-alone license I'll consider buying it. However, if I find a better alternative I'll move from Adobe in a heart beat.

I hate what they've done to creative professionals, with the holding of tools hostage.

What bulls!t. If a creative professional can't afford $7.99 a month then they aren't very creative. If they are creative they can afford the fees which are a lot easier to find than a one off license fee many times that amount, PS as a standalone was generally in the $600-700 range.

If they are at school/college/university they can get a crazy good 'educational discount'. If they have half a brain and want to 'stick it to the man' they can get a pirated fully functional copy of CC for nothing but the 30 mins it takes to install. Nobody is holding tools hostage.

As for the development, there have been many improvements to LR and PS over the last three years, the thing is they go unnoticed and unappreciated by those who have taken a stand against the corporate evil. Now we don't have the big new releases people don't add up the various changes and improvements that have been introduced.

I can understand people who say I am not comfortable paying monthly for a product, I can understand people who want a 'perpetual' license. But I can't understand this constant Adobe bashing, they said what they are going to do, they said why they had to do it (and they did have to do it as they were going bankrupt) and they did it, you have the choice, accept their decision to not go bankrupt and get either buy their products or not. Saying you hate them is ridiculous.
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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 11:49:49 AM »
Well I have had enough - what are the other options? Is Capture One the only realistic alternative to Lightroom?

It may not be the only alternative, but it is SOOOOOOOOOO much better than lightroom.  Download the 30 day trial, you'll be blown away.

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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2017, 03:55:58 PM »
What bulls!t. If a creative professional can't afford $7.99 a month then they aren't very creative.

If they are at school/college/university they can get a crazy good 'educational discount'.

Absolute rubbish (or garbage)! The UK educational price is £9.98 ($13) a month - http://www.adobe.com/uk/creativecloud/buy/students.html.  In the USA it is $9.95/month http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html
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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2017, 04:03:27 PM »
Actually, more profit means more money to hire programmers and make improvements.  I doubt if its the photographer program that is raking in the dough, its the large companies that pay out the big bucks, and licensing actually works out better for them.

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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2017, 04:19:26 PM »
I have never used Affinity Photo and have just seen this review of today: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/software-review-affinity-photo-1-5-2

$50 one-off. Is it any good?
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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2017, 04:19:59 PM »
What bulls!t. If a creative professional can't afford $7.99 a month then they aren't very creative.

If they are at school/college/university they can get a crazy good 'educational discount'.

Absolute rubbish (or garbage)! The UK educational price is £9.98 ($13) a month - http://www.adobe.com/uk/creativecloud/buy/students.html.  In the USA it is $9.95/month http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html

Oh my! What's that, one and a half Starbucks instead of one?

I know educators who are paying next to nothing for the full Adobe suite.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2017, 05:21:27 PM »
What bulls!t. If a creative professional can't afford $7.99 a month then they aren't very creative.

If they are at school/college/university they can get a crazy good 'educational discount'.

Absolute rubbish (or garbage)! The UK educational price is £9.98 ($13) a month - http://www.adobe.com/uk/creativecloud/buy/students.html.  In the USA it is $9.95/month http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html

Oh my! What's that, one and a half Starbucks instead of one?

I know educators who are paying next to nothing for the full Adobe suite.

A freshly brewed Starbucks coffee is as low as $1.85, which is 5 per monthly description.  Your knowledge of Starbucks prices matches that of your knowledge of Adobe pricing.
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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2017, 05:47:00 PM »
What bulls!t. If a creative professional can't afford $7.99 a month then they aren't very creative.

If they are at school/college/university they can get a crazy good 'educational discount'.

Absolute rubbish (or garbage)! The UK educational price is £9.98 ($13) a month - http://www.adobe.com/uk/creativecloud/buy/students.html.  In the USA it is $9.95/month http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html

Oh my! What's that, one and a half Starbucks instead of one?

I know educators who are paying next to nothing for the full Adobe suite.

A freshly brewed Starbucks coffee is as low as $1.85, which is 5 per monthly description.  Your knowledge of Starbucks prices matches that of your knowledge of Adobe pricing.

Alan, I pay $7.99 for Adobe Creative Cloud Photographers Plan, and I have since I first got it over two years ago. The deals are regularly posted here on CR, B&H, Canon Price Watch etc.

I know several people on 'educators' plans that pay next to nothing (under $20 a month) for the full suite.

My White Chocolate Mocha is $4.95 before tax and tip, what can I say.....
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2017, 05:47:00 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2017, 06:11:43 PM »
What bulls!t. If a creative professional can't afford $7.99 a month then they aren't very creative.

If they are at school/college/university they can get a crazy good 'educational discount'.

Absolute rubbish (or garbage)! The UK educational price is £9.98 ($13) a month - http://www.adobe.com/uk/creativecloud/buy/students.html.  In the USA it is $9.95/month http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html

Oh my! What's that, one and a half Starbucks instead of one?

I know educators who are paying next to nothing for the full Adobe suite.

A freshly brewed Starbucks coffee is as low as $1.85, which is 5 per monthly description.  Your knowledge of Starbucks prices matches that of your knowledge of Adobe pricing.

Alan, I pay $7.99 for Adobe Creative Cloud Photographers Plan, and I have since I first got it over two years ago. The deals are regularly posted here on CR, B&H, Canon Price Watch etc.

I know several people on 'educators' plans that pay next to nothing (under $20 a month) for the full suite.

My White Chocolate Mocha is $4.95 before tax and tip, what can I say.....

I doubt very much that you give a $14 tip to bring it up to 1 very expensive coffee per Adobe subscription. At $4.95, you are drinking a venti size, which if made with whole milk and whipped cream, contains 620 calories.  That is very bad for your health and I would not like to have your contributions cut short by a coronary.
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Re: Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2017, 06:46:28 PM »
Actually, more profit means more money to hire programmers and make improvements.  I doubt if its the photographer program that is raking in the dough, its the large companies that pay out the big bucks, and licensing actually works out better for them.

That's not how this works,  that's not how went of this works.   More profit means more executive payout,  means share buybacks, means higher share price .  Programmers are many lines above under the r&d costs.   Profit means they *could* add r&d and remain profitable, but it doesn't mean they have to or will.

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