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Adobe Inc is a software—infrastructure business based in the US. Adobe shares (ADBE.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $495.2 – a decrease of 3.72% over the previous week. Adobe employs 22,634 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $12.4 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Adobe's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $495.2, which is 24.69% up on its pre-crash value of $372.95 and 94.10% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $255.1314.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Adobe shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $857.28 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,381.61.
|Latest market close||$495.2|
|52-week range||$255.1314 - $536.88|
|50-day moving average||$478.9519|
|200-day moving average||$450.6385|
|Wall St. target price||$552.03|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.94|
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|1 week (2020-11-20)||6.97%|
|1 month (2020-10-27)||3.48%|
|3 months (2020-08-27)||-2.96%|
|6 months (2020-05-27)||31.99%|
|1 year (2019-11-27)||60.23%|
|2 years (2018-11-27)||113.22%|
|3 years (2017-11-27)||167.68%|
|5 years (2015-11-27)||437.27%|
Valuing Adobe stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Adobe's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Adobe's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 58x. In other words, Adobe shares trade at around 58x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Adobe's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2093. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Adobe's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Adobe's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$4.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Adobe's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$12.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||32.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$9.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||11.75%|
|Return on equity TTM||35.18%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$221.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 4.6 million Adobe shares held short by investors – that's known as Adobe's "short interest". This figure is 9.7% up from 4.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Adobe shares can be evaluated.
Adobe's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Adobe shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Adobe shares traded daily (recently around 2.2 million). Adobe's SIR currently stands at 2.07. In other words for every 100,000 Adobe shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2070 shares are currently held short.
However Adobe's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Adobe shares, or, against the total number of tradable Adobe shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Adobe's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Adobe shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0097% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Adobe shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Adobe.
Find out more about how you can short Adobe stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Adobe.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 14.32
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Adobe's overall score of 14.32 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Adobe is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 0.05/100
Adobe's environmental score of 0.05 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Adobe is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 8.43/100
Adobe's social score of 8.43 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Adobe is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 4.94/100
Adobe's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Adobe is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Adobe scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Adobe has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||14.32|
|Total ESG percentile||4.86|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||1|
We're not expecting Adobe to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Adobe's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 May 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Adobe shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Adobe shares which in turn could have impacted Adobe's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Adobe's shares have ranged in value from as little as $255.1314 up to $536.88. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Adobe's is 1.0192. This would suggest that Adobe's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Adobe Inc. operates as a diversified software company worldwide. Its Digital Media segment provides tools and solutions that enable individuals, teams, and enterprises to create, publish, promote, and monetize their digital content. Its flagship product is Creative Cloud, a subscription service that allows customer to download and access the latest versions of its creative products. This segment serves content creators, experience designers, app developers, enthusiasts, students, social media users, and creative professionals, as well as marketing departments and agencies, companies and publishers. The company's Digital Experience segment offers products, services, and solutions for creating, managing, executing, measuring, monetizing and optimizing customer experiences from advertising to commerce. This segment serves marketers, advertisers, agencies, publishers, merchandisers, merchants, web analysts, data scientists, developers, marketing executives, information management and technology executives, product development executives, and sales and support executives. Its Publishing segment offers products and services, such as e-learning solutions, technical document publishing, web conferencing, document and forms platform, web application development, and high-end printing, as well as publishing needs of technical and business, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) printing businesses. The company offers its products and services directly to enterprise customers through its sales force and local field offices, as well as to end-users through app stores and through its Website at adobe.com. It also distributes products and services through a network of distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators, software vendors and developers, retailers, and OEMs. The company was formerly known as Adobe Systems Incorporated and changed its name to Adobe Inc. in October 2018. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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