Adobe Systems Earnings Up Next
Adobe Systems (NAS: ADBE) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Dec. 17. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Adobe Systems's revenues will wane -4.4% and EPS will wane -16.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.10 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.56.
Last quarter, Adobe Systems reported revenue of $1.08 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.01 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.58. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q3 were 2.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 88.9%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.0%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.6%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.35 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.31.
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Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Adobe Systems is outperform, with an average price target of $33.85.
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