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Earnings report Q4 2023

Adobe Inc. Reports Strong Revenue Growth in Fiscal 2023

Segments of revenue

Adobe Inc. reported total revenue of $19.41 billion in fiscal 2023, representing an increase of 10% compared to fiscal 2022. The revenue was generated from three main segments: Digital Media, Digital Experience, and Publishing and Advertising.

  • Digital Media: Revenue from the Digital Media segment was $14.22 billion in fiscal 2023, showing a growth of 11% compared to the previous year. This growth was primarily driven by an increase in subscription revenue, which reached $12.16 billion, representing a 12% year-over-year growth.
  • Digital Experience: The Digital Experience segment generated revenue of $4.89 billion in fiscal 2023, marking an 11% growth compared to fiscal 2022. The increase in revenue was mainly attributed to the growth in subscription revenue, which amounted to $4.33 billion, representing a 12% year-over-year growth.
  • Publishing and Advertising: Revenue from the Publishing and Advertising segment was $300 million in fiscal 2023, showing a slight decrease compared to the previous year.

Strengths

Adobe Inc. demonstrated strong financial performance in fiscal 2023, with revenue growth across all geographic regions. The company's success can be attributed to its experience-led growth strategy and investments in expanding its routes to market. The increase in subscription revenue in both the Digital Media and Digital Experience segments indicates a growing customer base and strong demand for Adobe's offerings.

Challenges

While Adobe Inc. experienced overall revenue growth, the Publishing and Advertising segment saw a slight decline in revenue. This may indicate challenges in this particular market segment, which the company needs to address to ensure sustained growth.

Noteworthy

In fiscal 2023, Adobe Inc. faced foreign currency impacts, primarily due to the strengthening of the U.S. Dollar against EMEA and APAC foreign currencies. This resulted in a decrease in revenue in U.S. Dollar equivalents by approximately $371 million. However, the company was able to mitigate these impacts to some extent through its foreign currency hedging program and reported net hedging gains of $41 million.

Summary

Adobe Inc. delivered a strong financial performance in fiscal 2023, with a 10% increase in total revenue compared to the previous year. The growth was driven by the Digital Media and Digital Experience segments, particularly through an increase in subscription revenue. However, the Publishing and Advertising segment experienced a slight decline in revenue. The company's investments in expanding its routes to market and its experience-led growth strategy have contributed to its success. Despite foreign currency impacts, Adobe Inc. was able to mitigate the effects through its hedging program. Overall, Adobe Inc. is well-positioned for continued growth in the future.

Source documents

Form 10-K  filed on Jan 17, 2024
121 pages scanned

Reference data

Company financials Q4 revenue 5.05B
Analyst estimates Q4 EPS beat by 3.17%
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