How to buy Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) shares in the UK

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6 September 2022: We're expecting Adobe to release an earnings report on September 15, 2022. Analyst predictions suggest that it will have an earnings per share (EPS) of $3.35 (£2.89).

Adobe is an American multinational computer software company, best known for the graphics editor Photoshop. The company is the seventh largest software company by sales.

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) is a publicly traded software-infrastructure business based in the US. In the week up to 21 September Adobe Systems Incorporated shares plunged 22.94% to a closing position of $286.3. Over the last 12 months, Adobe Systems Incorporated's share price has fallen by an alarming 46.92% from $558.49. Adobe Systems Incorporated is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 25,988 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Adobe Systems Incorporated share price (NASDAQ:ADBE)

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Adobe Systems Incorporated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $296.425

1 week (2022-09-28) 5.34%
1 month (2022-09-02) -19.48%
3 months (2022-07-05) -21.27%
6 months (2022-04-05) -35.36%
1 year (2021-10-05) -47.69%
2 years (2020-10-05) -39.07%
3 years (2019-10-04) 7.03%
5 years (2017-10-05) 97.29%

Is it a good time to buy Adobe Systems Incorporated stock?

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Is Adobe Systems Incorporated under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

Adobe Systems Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Adobe Systems Incorporated shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

However, Adobe Systems Incorporated's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the software-infrastructure industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

Adobe Systems Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0668. A PEG ratio close to 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares offer reasonable value for the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Adobe Systems Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Adobe Systems Incorporated's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Adobe Systems Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $6.7 billion (£5.9 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Adobe Systems Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Environmental, social and governance track record

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 Systems Incorporated.

Total ESG risk score

Adobe Systems Incorporated's total ESG risk: 14.32

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Adobe Systems Incorporated'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 Systems Incorporated 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Adobe Systems Incorporated's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

Adobe Systems Incorporated's environmental score: 0.05/100

Adobe Systems Incorporated'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 Systems Incorporated is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Adobe Systems Incorporated's social score: 8.43/100

Adobe Systems Incorporated'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 Systems Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Adobe Systems Incorporated's governance score: 4.94/100

Adobe Systems Incorporated's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Adobe Systems Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Adobe Systems Incorporated's controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Adobe Systems Incorporated scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Adobe Systems Incorporated has managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Adobe Systems Incorporated was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 14.32
Total ESG percentile 4.86
Environmental score 0.05
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 8.43
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 4.94
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 1

Adobe Systems Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-05.
Open$291.44
High$296.22
Low$289.175
Close$296.425
Previous close$294.97
Change$1.455
Change %0.4933%
Volume1,834,905
Information last updated 2022-10-02.
52-week range$274.73 - $699.54
50-day moving average$377.0008
200-day moving average$430.6262
Wall St. target price$379.6
PE ratio27.4377
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$10.03

Adobe Systems Incorporated share dividends

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Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Adobe Systems Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $274.73 up to $699.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ADBE.US volatility(beta: 1.13)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Adobe Systems Incorporated's is 1.1338. This would suggest that Adobe Systems Incorporated'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).

To put Adobe Systems Incorporated's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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