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Adobe Systems (ADBE) Authorizes $15 Billion Stock Repurchase Program

December 10, 2020 8:07 AM

Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE) today will host a virtual financial analyst meeting with investors and financial analysts, together with its fourth quarter fiscal year 2020 earnings conference call. In addition to sharing its financial outlook, Adobe’s executive team will outline the company’s vision, strategies and opportunities across Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Document Cloud, and Adobe Experience Cloud. As part of the financial analyst meeting, Adobe is announcing that its total addressable market has expanded to approximately $147 billion by 2023.

“Adobe’s proven ability to create new categories and consistently innovate across our creativity, digital documents and customer experience management businesses enables us to deliver unparalleled customer value,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. “As a result of the strategic moves we’ve made and the digital tailwinds, our addressable market has expanded to approximately $147 billion in 2023.”

Adobe Authorizes $15 Billion Stock Repurchase Program

Adobe also announced its board of directors has approved a new stock repurchase authority, granting the company additional authority to repurchase up to $15 billion in common stock through its fiscal year 2024. Under the program, which is designed to return value to Adobe’s stockholders, offset dilution from stock issuances, and reduce share count over time, the company may repurchase shares in the open market and enter into structured repurchase agreements with third parties. The previous program authorizing the repurchase of up to $8 billion in common stock through fiscal year 2021 is expected to be exhausted in the first half of 2021. The new program is expected to be funded from Adobe’s future cash flows from operations and is incorporated into the company’s fiscal year 2021 financial targets.

“Our ability to increase Adobe’s stock repurchase program while continuing to execute on our long-term priorities demonstrates our commitment to returning value and excess cash to our stockholders,” said John Murphy, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe.

Adobe to Webcast Financial Analyst Meeting

Adobe will webcast its meeting with financial analysts and investors, its fourth quarter fiscal year 2020 earnings conference call, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time today. People can access the webcast and slides from this event from the Adobe Investor Relations webpage at www.adobe.com/ADBE. The live video webcast will last approximately three hours and will be archived on Adobe's website for approximately 30 days. There will be no phone dial-in capability.


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