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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 10-Q


(Mark One)


/x/

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 1, 2001
OR

/ / TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from to               to               

Commission file Number: 0-15175


ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  77-0019522
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

345 Park Avenue, San Jose, California 95110-2704
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(408) 536-6000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


    Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes /x/  No / /

    Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:


Class
  Shares Outstanding
June 29, 2001


Common stock, $0.0001 par value   238,863,551





TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 
   
  Page No.

Item 1.

 

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
    Three Months Ended June 1, 2001 and June 2, 2000
    and Six Months Ended June 1, 2001 and June 2, 2000

 

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    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
    June 1, 2001 and December 1, 2000

 

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    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
    Six Months Ended June 1, 2001 and June 2, 2000

 

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    Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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Item 2.

 

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations

 

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Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Mark Risk

 

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PART II—OTHER INFORMATION


Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

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Item 4.

 

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

 

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Item 6.

 

Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K

 

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Signature

 

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Summary of Trademarks

 

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 
  Three Months Ended
  Six Months Ended
 
  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

Revenue   $ 344,093   $ 300,085   $ 673,062   $ 582,317
Direct costs     22,359     20,604     42,375     41,326
   
 
 
 
Gross profit     321,734     279,481     630,687     540,991
   
 
 
 
Operating expenses:                        
  Research and development     59,597     60,912     115,284     118,370
  Sales and marketing     109,582     93,622     213,442     181,382
  General and administrative     31,075     27,920     61,445     54,677
  Restructuring and other charges         6,301         5,629
  Amortization of goodwill and purchased intangibles     3,581     1,215     7,163     2,418
   
 
 
 
      Total operating expenses     203,835     189,970     397,334     362,476
   
 
 
 
Operating income     117,899     89,511     233,353     178,515
Nonoperating income, net:                        
  Investment gain (loss)     (31,031 )   7,691     (48,069 )   12,367
  Interest and other income     4,632     3,993     10,329     9,644
   
 
 
 
      Total nonoperating income (loss), net     (26,399 )   11,684     (37,740 )   22,011
Income before income taxes     91,500     101,195     195,613     200,526
Provision for income taxes     30,195     35,418     64,552     70,184
   
 
 
 
Net income   $ 61,305   $ 65,777   $ 131,061   $ 130,342
   
 
 
 
Basic net income per share   $ .26   $ .28   $ .55   $ .55
   
 
 
 
Shares used in computing basic net income per share     238,163     237,516     239,212     237,146
   
 
 
 
Diluted net income per share   $ .25   $ .26   $ .52   $ .51
   
 
 
 
Shares used in computing diluted net income per share     250,127     255,348     252,115     254,712
   
 
 
 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

 
  (Unaudited)
June 1,
2001

  (Audited)
December 1,
2000

 
ASSETS

 
Current assets:              
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 209,734   $ 236,866  
  Short-term investments     378,436     442,987  
  Trade receivables, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $9,565 and $8,788, respectively     148,152     140,514  
  Other receivables     18,384     19,599  
  Deferred income taxes, current     22,261     23,460  
  Other current assets     27,005     14,486  
   
 
 
    Total current assets     803,972     877,912  
Property and equipment     74,303     64,268  
Other assets     113,295     127,236  
Deferred income taxes     5,458      
   
 
 
    $ 997,028   $ 1,069,416  
   
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 
Current liabilities:              
  Trade and other payables   $ 31,326   $ 40,280  
  Accrued expenses     150,809     181,861  
  Income taxes payable     114,331     74,768  
  Deferred revenue     17,588     17,696  
   
 
 
    Total current liabilities     314,054     314,605  
   
 
 
Deferred income taxes         2,267  
   
 
 
Stockholders' equity:              
  Common stock, $0.0001 par value; and additional paid-in-capital     571,419     530,801  
  Retained earnings     1,297,564     1,172,504  
  Accumulated other comprehensive income     6,541     (698 )
  Treasury stock, at cost (57,384 and 54,818 shares in 2001 and 2000, respectively), net of reissuances     (1,192,550 )   (950,063 )
   
 
 
    Total stockholders' equity     682,974     752,544  
   
 
 
    $ 997,028   $ 1,069,416  
   
 
 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

 
  Six Months Ended
 
 
  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

 
Cash flows from operating activities:              
  Net income   $ 131,061   $ 130,342  
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:              
    Depreciation and amortization     28,668     21,068  
    Stock compensation expense     2,856     6,458  
    Deferred income taxes     (8,447 )   (20,074 )
    Provision for losses on receivables     1,381     5,085  
    Tax benefit from employee stock plans     19,025     53,812  
    Loss of Adobe Incentive Partners     1,510     374  
    Gains on sale of equity securities     (11,898 )   (8,878 )
    Gain on sale of building         (1,052 )
    Loss on write-down of investments     57,571      
    Noncash restructuring charges         1,011  
    Net loss on derivative instruments     4,509      
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:              
      Receivables     (7,805 )   (69,741 )
      Other current assets     (12,093 )   (3,852 )
      Trade and other payables     (8,954 )   1,200  
      Accrued expenses     (29,475 )   27,829  
      Accrued restructuring charges         (8,003 )
      Income taxes payable     39,563     28,393  
      Deferred revenue     (108 )   2,555  
   
 
 
Net cash provided by operating activities     207,364     166,527  
   
 
 
Cash flows from investing activities:              
  Purchases of short-term investments     (211,931 )   (86,149 )
  Maturities and sales of short-term investments     235,732     73,273  
  Acquisitions of property and equipment     (24,921 )   (10,653 )
  Purchase of long-term investments     (12,579 )   (28,475 )
  Additions to other assets     (7,540 )   (1,655 )
  Proceeds from sale of equity securities     17,642     11,447  
  Proceeds from sale of building         5,420  
   
 
 
Net cash used for investing activities     (3,597 )   (36,792 )
   
 
 

(Continued)

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Continued)

(In thousands)
Unaudited)

 
  Six Months Ended
 
 
  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

 
Cash flows from financing activities:              
  Purchase of treasury stock   $ (270,258 ) $ (144,358 )
  Proceeds from reissuance of treasury stock     46,508     55,581  
  Payment of dividends     (6,036 )   (5,967 )
   
 
 
Net cash used for financing activities     (229,786 )   (94,744 )
   
 
 
Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents     (1,113 )   (1,478 )
   
 
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     (27,132 )   33,513  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     236,866     171,145  
   
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 209,734   $ 204,658  
   
 
 
Supplemental disclosures:              
  Cash paid during the period for income taxes   $ 3,066   $ 9,929  
   
 
 
  Noncash investing and financing activities:              
    Unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities, net of taxes   $ 9,717   $ (3,259 )
   
 
 
    Cash dividends declared but not paid   $ 2,980   $ 2,988  
   
 
 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

Note 1. Significant Accounting Policies

    Adobe Systems Incorporated ("Adobe" or the "Company") has prepared the accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, consistent in all material respects with those applied in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 1, 2000. The interim financial information is unaudited but reflects all adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary to provide fair condensed consolidated balance sheets and condensed consolidated statements of income and cash flows for the interim periods presented. You should read the interim condensed consolidated financial statements in conjunction with the financial statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 1, 2000.

    The results of operations for the interim period ended June 1, 2001, are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

    We recognize application products revenue upon shipment, provided that collection is determined to be probable and no significant obligations remain. We provide application products customers free telephone support, for which the expense is accrued, up to a maximum of ninety days beginning upon the customer's first call. We amortize the cost of telephone support as the obligation is fulfilled. Revenue from distributors is subject to agreements allowing limited rights of return, rebates, and price protection. We accrue for estimated future returns, price protection when given, and rebates at the time the related revenue is recorded.

    We record OEM licensing revenue, primarily royalties, when OEM partners ship products incorporating Adobe software, provided collection of such revenue is deemed probable. We have no remaining obligations in relation to such licensing revenue.

    Deferred revenue includes customer advances under OEM licensing agreements, maintenance revenue for application products, and revenue related to free upgrades. We recognize deferred maintenance revenue ratably over the term of the contract, generally twelve months. In cases where we will provide a free upgrade to an existing product, we defer revenue until the future obligation is fulfilled.

    In September 2000, the Emerging Issues Task Force (the "EITF") reached a consensus on Issue No. 00-10, "Accounting for Shipping and Handling Revenues and Costs." Issue No. 00-10 states that a seller of goods should classify as revenue in the income statement amounts billed to a customer for shipping and handling. We adopted Issue No. 00-10 in the second quarter of fiscal 2001. The adoption of Issue No. 00-10 did not have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations.

    In April 2001, the EITF reached a consensus on Issue No. 00-25 ("EITF 00-25"), "Vendor Income Statement Characterization of Consideration to a Purchaser of the Vendor's Products or Services," which states that consideration from a vendor to a reseller of the vendor's products is presumed to be a reduction of the selling prices of the vendor's products and, therefore, should be characterized as a reduction of revenue when recognized in the vendor's income statement. That presumption is overcome and the

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consideration can be categorized as a cost incurred if, and to the extent that, a benefit is or will be received from the recipient of the consideration. That benefit must meet certain conditions described in EITF 00-25. We are required to adopt this EITF in the first quarter of fiscal 2002. We are currently evaluating the impact of this consensus on our financial position or results of operations.

    Effective December 2, 2000, we adopted SFAS 133, "Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities." SFAS 133 establishes accounting and reporting standards for derivative instruments and hedging activities and requires us to recognize these as either assets or liabilities on the balance sheet and measure them at fair value. Gains and losses resulting from changes in fair value are accounted for depending on the use of the derivative and whether it is designated and qualifies for hedge accounting.

    We use option and forward foreign exchange contracts to hedge certain operational ("cash flow") exposures resulting from changes in foreign currency exchange rates. These foreign exchange contracts have a duration between three to twelve months. Such exposures result from portions of our forecasted revenues denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar ("USD"), primarily the Japanese yen and the euro. We enter into these foreign exchange contracts to hedge forecasted product licensing revenue in the normal course of business, and accordingly, they are not speculative in nature.

    We record changes in the fair value of the derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges of forecasted non-USD revenue from the licensing of our products in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), until the forecasted transaction occurs. When the forecasted transaction occurs, we reclassify the related gain or loss on the cash flow hedge to revenue. In the event the underlying forecasted transaction does not occur, or it becomes probable that it will not occur, we reclassify the gain or loss on the related cash flow hedge from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) to other income on the consolidated statement of income at that time. During the quarter, there were no such net gains or losses recognized in other income relating to hedges of forecasted transactions that did not occur. The critical terms of the hedging instruments are the same as the underlying forecasted transactions. The changes in fair value of the derivatives are intended to offset changes in the expected cash flows from the forecasted transactions. We record any ineffective portion of the hedging instruments in other income on the consolidated statement of income. The cost of purchased derivative instruments are deemed to be ineffective and are recorded in other income on the consolidated statement of income when the contracts are entered into.

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    The following table depicts the activity for the second quarter ending June 1, 2001.

Gain (Loss) on Hedges of Forecasted Transactions:

 
  Balance Sheet
  Income Statement
 
 
  June 1, 2001
  Three Months Ended
June 1, 2001

  Six Months Ended
June 1, 2001

 
 
  Other
Comprehensive
Income

  Revenue
  Other
Income
(Loss)

  Revenue
  Other
Income
(Loss)

 
Realized—Closed Transactions:                                
Realized net gain reclassified from other comprehensive income to revenue   $   $ 2,580   $   $ 3,283   $  
Realized net loss from ineffective portion of hedges and cost of purchased options             (3,088 )       (3,739 )

Recognized but Unrealized—Open Transactions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Unrealized gain remaining in other comprehensive income     5,165                  
Unrealized gain from ineffective portion of hedges             2,192         272  
   
 
 
 
 
 
    $ 5,165   $ 2,580   $ (896 ) $ 3,283   $ (3,467 )
   
 
 
 
 
 

    As of June 1, 2001, $5.2 million in other comprehensive income represents the total anticipated gain to be reclassified to revenue over the next twelve months as the forecasted transactions occur; $2.6 million represents the total recognized in revenue during the quarter relating to hedged transactions which occurred; total loss recognized in other income was $0.9 million which consisted of a $3.1 million realized loss of which the majority relates to the cost of purchased options, and a $2.2 million gain that was recognized for the ineffective portion relating to hedges for forecasted transactions.

    During the first six months of fiscal 2001, $3.3 million was recognized in revenue relating to hedged transactions which occurred; total loss recognized in other income was $3.5 million, which consisted of a $3.7 million realized net loss of which the majority relates to the cost of purchased options, and a $0.2 million gain that was recognized for the ineffective portion relating to hedges for forecasted transactions.

    Furthermore, we continue to hedge our net recognized foreign currency assets and liabilities with forward foreign exchange contracts to reduce the risk that our earnings and cash flows will be adversely affected by changes in foreign currency exchange rates. These derivative instruments hedge assets and liabilities that are denominated in foreign currencies and are marked-to-market through other income. These derivative instruments do not subject us to material balance sheet risk due to exchange rate movements because gains and losses on these derivatives offset gains and losses on the assets and liabilities

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being hedged. At June 1, 2001, forward foreign exchange contracts outstanding had maturities of 60 days or less.

Net Gain (Loss) Recognized in Other Income Relating to Balance Sheet Hedging:

 
  Three Months
Ended
June 1, 2001

  Six Months
Ended
June 1, 2001

 
Loss on foreign currency assets and liabilities:              
  Realized net loss recognized in other income   $ (1,240 ) $ (3,045 )
  Unrealized net loss recognized in other income     (1,015 )   (1,518 )
   
 
 
      (2,255 )   (4,563 )
Gain on hedges of foreign currency assets and liabilities:              
  Realized net gain recognized in other income     2,416     4,613  
  Unrealized net loss recognized in other income     (580 )   (447 )
   
 
 
      1,836     4,166  
   
 
 
    Net loss recognized in other income   $ (419 ) $ (397 )
   
 
 

    We also have a policy that allows us to hedge our equity holdings in publicly traded companies. We use forward contracts to hedge the fair value of these equity investments. These are accounted for as "Fair Value Hedges" in accordance with SFAS 133. The difference between the cost and market value of the equity investments prior to entering into fair value hedges remains in other comprehensive income. As of June 1, 2001, an unrealized gain of $5.0 million remains in other comprehensive income and is expected to be reclassified to other income when the equity is sold within the next twelve months. Subsequent to the hedge, any changes in market value of the shares being hedged, up to the date of delivery against the forward contracts, and any changes in the value of the forward contracts are recognized in nonoperating income (loss).

    As of June 1, 2001, we had one forward contract outstanding relating to equities. The fair value of the forward contract was $4.9 million. An unrealized loss of $4.7 million on the underlying equities was recorded in investment gains (losses), while a gain of $4.7 million on the forward contract, which hedged the underlying equity, was recorded in other income. The ineffective portion, a gain of $0.2 million relating to the forward premium, was also recorded in other income.

    We made certain reclassifications to our fiscal 2000 presentation of other assets by reclassifying certain intangible assets from purchased technology and licensing agreements to intangibles and other assets, to conform to the fiscal 2001 presentation. These reclassifications did not impact total assets in fiscal 2000.

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Note 2. Other Assets

    Other assets consisted of the following:

 
  June 1,
2001

  December 1,
2000

Goodwill   $ 53,679   $ 53,679
Purchased technology and licensing agreements     15,769     16,703
Intangibles and other assets     13,535     7,719
   
 
      82,983     78,101
Less accumulated amortization     34,478     23,355
   
 
    $ 48,505   $ 54,746
   
 
Investments     64,790     72,490
   
 
    $ 113,295   $ 127,236
   
 

Note 3. Accrued Expenses

    Accrued expenses consisted of the following:

 
  June 1,
2001

  December 1,
2000

Accrued compensation and benefits   $ 65,238   $ 96,162
Sales and marketing allowances     5,307     6,435
Minority interest     458     1,999
Other     79,806     77,265
   
 
    $ 150,809   $ 181,861
   
 

Note 4. Stockholders' Equity

    To facilitate our stock repurchase program, which is designed to minimize dilution from employee stock plans, we sold put warrants to independent third parties in the second quarter of fiscal 2001. Each put warrant entitles the holder to sell one share of Adobe's common stock to Adobe at a specified price for cash or stock at Adobe's option. As of June 1, 2001, approximately 2.2 million put warrants were outstanding that expire on various dates through October 2001, with an average exercise price of $47.17 per share.

    In addition, we purchased call options from independent third parties that entitle us to buy shares of our common stock on certain dates at specified prices. As of June 1, 2001, approximately 1.5 million call options were outstanding that expire on various dates through October 2001, with an average exercise price of $50.68 per share.

    During the first six months of fiscal 2001, we repurchased approximately 3.7 million shares at a cost of $213.5 million. In fiscal 2000, we repurchased 7.2 million shares at a cost of $255.5 million.

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    In April 1999, the Board authorized a 5.0 million share repurchase program, which allows us to enter into contracts to repurchase shares during future quarters by selling put warrants and buying call options. During the first quarter of fiscal 2001, approximately 4.9 million put warrants were written and 3.5 million call options were purchased at prices ranging from $32.60 to $39.58. As of June 1, 2001, approximately 3.3 million put warrants remain outstanding that expire on various dates through October 2001, with an average exercise price of $34.65 per share, and approximately 2.4 million call options remain outstanding that expire on various dates through October 2001, with an average exercise price of $37.39 per share. During the first six months of fiscal 2001, we repurchased approximately 1.6 million shares at a cost of $56.8 million. We did not repurchase any shares under this program in fiscal 2000.

    In addition to the April 1999 5.0 million share repurchase program, our Board of Directors authorized in March 2001, subject to certain business and market conditions, the purchase of up to an additional 5.0 million shares of our common stock over a two-year period. We have not made any purchases under this 5.0 million share repurchase program.

    As of June 1, 2001, approximately 5.5 million put warrants were outstanding that expire on various dates through October 2001, with an average exercise price of $39.66 per share and approximately 3.9 million call options were outstanding that expire on various dates through October 2001, with an average exercise price of $42.51 per share.

    Our put and call option contracts provide that we, at our option, can settle with physical delivery or net shares equal to the difference between the exercise price and the value of the option as determined by the contract.

Note 5. Comprehensive Income

    The following table sets forth the components of comprehensive income, net of income tax expense:

 
  Three Months
Ended

  Six Months
Ended

 
 
  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

 
Net income   $ 61,305   $ 65,777   $ 131,061   $ 130,342  
   
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income (loss):                          
  Net unrealized gain (loss) on investments, net of taxes     9,717     (82,425 )   3,187     (3,259 )
  Foreign currency translation adjustments     (1,136 )   (591 )   (1,113 )   (1,478 )
  Net gain from derivative instruments, net of taxes     1,964         5,165      
   
 
 
 
 
    Other comprehensive income (loss)     10,545     (83,016 )   7,239     (4,737 )
   
 
 
 
 
Total comprehensive income (loss), net of taxes   $ 71,850   $ (17,239 ) $ 138,300   $ 125,605  
   
 
 
 
 

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Note 6. Net Income Per Share

    Basic net income per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period, excluding unvested restricted stock. Diluted net income per share is based upon the weighted average common shares outstanding for the period plus dilutive common equivalent shares, including unvested restricted common stock, stock options using the treasury stock method, and put warrants using the reverse treasury stock method.

 
  Three Months
Ended

  Six Months
Ended

 
  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  June 1,
2001

  June 2
2000

 
  (in thousands, except per share data)

Net income   $ 61,305   $ 65,777   $ 131,061   $ 130,342
   
 
 
 
Shares used to compute basic net income per share (weighted average shares outstanding during the period, excluding unvested restricted stock)     238,163     237,516     239,212     237,146
   
 
 
 
Dilutive common equivalent shares:                        
  Unvested restricted stock     764     1,308     764     1,308
  Stock options     10,640     16,524     11,904     16,246
  Put warrants     560         235     12
   
 
 
 
Shares used to compute diluted net income per share     250,127     255,348     252,115     254,712
   
 
 
 
Basic net income per share   $ .26   $ .28   $ .55   $ .55
   
 
 
 
Diluted net income per share   $ .25   $ .26   $ .52   $ .51
   
 
 
 

Note 7. Industry Segments

    We have four reportable segments that offer different product lines. These segments are Web Publishing, Cross-media Publishing, ePaper Solutions, and OEM PostScript and Other. The Web Publishing segment provides software to create Web sites with graphics, images, videos, and animations. The Cross-media Publishing segment provides software for professional page layout, illustration, business publishing, and printing. The ePaper Solutions segment provides software that allows users to speed the distribution of information with documents that can be viewed, approved and printed across a broad range of hardware and software platforms. The OEM PostScript and Other segment includes printing technology to create and print simple or visually rich documents with precision.

    During and prior to fiscal 2000, we evaluated our business based on the contribution margins of each of our four segments. Recently, our executive management team changed the way it evaluates the performance of our business and now focuses on evaluating the gross margins of each of our segments. We have revised our prior period disclosures to reflect that change. In addition, we reclassified certain direct costs between our operating segments in fiscal year 2000 to conform to the fiscal year 2001 presentation.

    The accounting policies of the operating segments are the same as those described in the summary of significant accounting policies. We do not identify or allocate our assets by operating segments. As such, segment asset information is not disclosed.

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    During the second quarter of fiscal 2001, we reclassified our ebooks revenue and related expenses from our ePaper Solutions segment to our Cross-media segment in order to better align our ebooks business goals with our Cross-media segment strategy. These reclassifications did not impact total gross profit.

    The following results are broken out by operating segments for the quarters ended June 1, 2001 and June 2, 2000:

 
  Web Publishing
  Cross-media
Publishing

  ePaper
Solutions

  OEM
PostScript
and Other

  Total
 
Three months ended June 1, 2001                                
  Revenue   $ 137,307   $ 88,148   $ 89,977   $ 28,661   $ 344,093  
  Direct costs     9,721     6,489     4,932     1,217     22,359  
   
 
 
 
 
 
  Gross profit   $ 127,586   $ 81,659   $ 85,045   $ 27,444   $ 321,734  
   
 
 
 
 
 
      93 %   93 %   95 %   96 %   94 %

Three months ended June 2, 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Revenue   $ 130,159   $ 81,486   $ 53,767   $ 34,673   $ 300,085  
  Direct costs     8,470     6,973     3,412     1,749     20,604  
   
 
 
 
 
 
  Gross profit   $ 121,689   $ 74,513   $ 50,355   $ 32,924   $ 279,481  
   
 
 
 
 
 
      93 %   91 %   94 %   95 %   93 %

Six months ended June 1, 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Revenue   $ 279,426   $ 186,248   $ 151,705   $ 55,683   $ 673,062  
  Direct costs     18,301     14,259     7,038     2,777     42,375  
   
 
 
 
 
 
  Gross profit   $ 261,125   $ 171,989   $ 144,667   $ 52,906   $ 630,687  
   
 
 
 
 
 
      93 %   92 %   95 %   95 %   94 %

Six months ended June 2, 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Revenue   $ 244,093   $ 175,053   $ 97,188   $ 65,983   $ 582,317  
  Direct costs     16,945     14,320     6,910     3,151     41,326  
   
 
 
 
 
 
  Gross profit   $ 227,148   $ 160,733   $ 90,278   $ 62,832   $ 540,991  
   
 
 
 
 
 
      93 %   92 %   93 %   95 %   93 %

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    A reconciliation of the totals reported for the operating segments to the applicable line items in the condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended June 1, 2001 and June 2, 2000 is as follows:

 
  Three Months
Ended

  Six Months
Ended

 
  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

Total gross profit from operating segment above   $ 321,734   $ 279,481   $ 630,687   $ 540,991
Total operating expenses (a)     203,835     189,970     397,334     362,476
   
 
 
 
Total operating income     117,899     89,511     233,353     178,515
Other income (loss)     (26,399 )   11,684     (37,740 )   22,011
   
 
 
 
Income before taxes   $ 91,500   $ 101,195   $ 195,613   $ 200,526
   
 
 
 

(a)
Total operating expenses include research and development, sales and marketing, general and administrative, restructuring and other charges, and amortization of goodwill and purchased intangibles.

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ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL
CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

    The following discussion (presented in millions, except per share amounts) should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto.

    In addition to historical information, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the section entitled "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations-Factors That May Affect Future Results of Operations." You should carefully review the risks described in other documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including future Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q to be filed in 2001. When used in this report, the words "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks,""targets," "estimates," and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to publicly release any revisions to the forward-looking statements or reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document.


RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Overview

    Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated ("Adobe") is a provider of graphic design, publishing, and imaging software for Web and print production. We offer a market-leading line of application software products and type products, for creating, managing, and delivering visually rich, reliable content. We license our technology to major hardware manufacturers, software developers, and service providers, and we offer integrated software solutions to businesses of all sizes. We distribute our products through a network of distributors and dealers, value-added resellers ("VARs"), systems integrators, and original equipment manufacturer ("OEM") partners; direct to end users through Adobe call centers; and through our own Web site at www.adobe.com. We have operations in the Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa ("EMEA"); and Asia.

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    The following table sets forth for the three and six month periods ended June 1, 2001 and June 2, 2000, the Company's condensed consolidated statements of income expressed as a percentage of total revenue:

 
  Three Months
Ended

  Six Months
Ended

 
 
  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

 
Revenue   100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Direct costs   6.5   6.9   6.3   7.1  
   
 
 
 
 
Gross margin   93.5   93.1   93.7   92.9  
   
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses:                  
  Research and development   17.3   20.3   17.1   20.3  
  Sales and marketing   31.9   31.2   31.7   31.1  
  General and administrative   9.0   9.3   9.1   9.4  
  Restructuring and other charges     2.1     1.0  
  Amortization of goodwill and purchased intangibles   1.0   0.4   1.1   0.4  
   
 
 
 
 
Total operating expenses   59.2   63.3   59.0   62.2  
   
 
 
 
 
Operating income   34.3   29.8   34.7   30.7  
   
 
 
 
 
Nonoperating income, net:                  
  Investment gain   (9.0 ) 2.6   (7.1 ) 2.1  
  Interest and other income   1.3   1.3   1.5   1.6  
   
 
 
 
 
Total nonoperating income, net   (7.7 ) 3.9   (5.6 ) 3.7  
   
 
 
 
 
Income before income taxes   26.6   33.7   29.1   34.4  
Provision for income taxes   8.8   11.8   9.6   12.0  
   
 
 
 
 
Net income   17.8 % 21.9 % 19.5 % 22.4 %
   
 
 
 
 
 
  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  Change
 
 
  (dollars in millions)

   
 
Revenue                  

Three months ended:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Total revenue   $ 344.1   $ 300.1   15 %
Six months ended:                  
  Total revenue   $ 673.1   $ 582.3   16 %

    Our revenue is categorized into four operating segments: Web Publishing, Cross-media Publishing, ePaper Solutions, and OEM PostScript and Other. The Web Publishing, Cross-media Publishing, and ePaper Solutions segments include application products revenue that is derived predominantly from shipments of application software programs marketed through retail, VAR, and OEM distribution channels, as well as direct through our Web site and call centers. The OEM PostScript and Other segment includes licensing revenue, which is made up of royalties received from OEM customers who ship products containing Adobe PostScript technology.

    During the second quarter of fiscal 2001, overall revenue increased $44 million, or 15%, compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2000 due to increased licensing of our products in the ePaper Solutions, Web Publishing, and Cross-media Publishing segments. The ePaper Solutions segment provided the majority of the revenue growth, increasing 67% from $53.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2000 to $90.0 million

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in the second quarter of fiscal 2001. The growth was fueled by the release of Acrobat 5.0 in the second quarter of fiscal 2001.

    Revenue from our Web Publishing segment grew approximately 5% from $130.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2000 to $137.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2001. Revenue from this segment increased primarily in the US and Japan due to the release of Photoshop Elements in the second quarter of fiscal 2001. This segment also benefited from increased licensing of Adobe Premiere 6.0 due to its new release in the first quarter of fiscal 2001 and increased licensing of our GoLive product due to increased marketing and promotional activities. The increase in revenue from these products in the second quarter of fiscal 2001 compared to the same period last year was partially offset by a decline in revenue from our Web Collection product, which experienced higher revenue as a result of promotional activities in the second quarter of fiscal 2000. In addition, Adobe PhotoDeluxe HE, LiveMotion, and PageMill also declined in revenue, primarily due to product lifecycle timing.

    Additional revenue growth was achieved through our Cross-media Publishing segment, which increased 8% from $81.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2000 to $88.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2001. The increase in revenue from this segment was due to increased licensing of our Adobe Design Collection and Illustrator products. The increase in revenue was partially offset by a decline in revenue from our PageMaker and FrameMaker products due to product lifecycle timing.

    The increase in revenue in the second quarter of fiscal 2001 compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2000 in the above operating segments was partially offset by a decline in revenue from our OEM PostScript and Other segment. Revenue from our OEM PostScript and Other segment decreased $6.0 million, or 17%, in the second quarter of fiscal 2001 compared to the same period last year.

    During the first six months of fiscal 2001, overall revenue increased $90.7 million, or 16%, compared to the first six months of fiscal 2000, primarily due to an increase in revenue from our ePaper Solutions segment of $54.5 million, or 56%. In addition, overall revenue increased due to our Web Publishing segment, which increased $35.3 million, or 14%, and our Cross-media segment, which increased $11.2 million, or 6%.

    The increase in revenue from our ePaper Solutions segment during the first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same period last year was primarily due to the release of Acrobat 5.0 in the second quarter of fiscal 2001, as well as continuing adoption of Acrobat and its related technologies throughout enterprises such as corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions in the US, EMEA, and Asia.

    The increase in revenue from our Web Publishing segment in the first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same period last year was primarily due to the release of Photoshop 6.0 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000, as well as new releases of products, such as Adobe Premiere 6.0 and Photoshop Elements. In addition, we experienced higher revenue from this segment due to increased licensing of our GoLive product. The increase in revenue from these products in the first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same period last year was partially offset by a decline in revenue from our After Effects, PageMill and Adobe PhotoDeluxe products, primarily due to product lifecycle timing.

    The growth in revenue from our Cross-media segment during the first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same period last year was primarily due to increased licensing of our Adobe Design Collection product. This segment also benefited from increased licensing of our Illustrator 9.0 product due to its release in the third quarter of fiscal 2000. The increase in revenue from this segment was partially offset by a decline in revenue from our InDesign, PageMaker, FrameMaker, Adobe Publishing Collection, and Adobe Type products.

    The growth in revenue in the above operating segments in the first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same period last year was partially offset by a decline in revenue from the OEM PostScript and

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Other segment of $10.3 million, or 16%. We expect our OEM PostScript license business to continue to decline for the remainder of the year relative to fiscal 2000.

    We categorize our geographic information into three major market regions: the Americas; EMEA; and Asia. In the second quarter of fiscal 2001, revenue generated in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia represented 46%, 23%, and 31% of total revenue, respectively, compared to 51%, 25%, and 24% of total revenue, respectively, generated in the second quarter of fiscal 2000. In the first six months of fiscal 2001, revenue generated in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia represented 46%, 26%, and 28% of total revenue, respectively, compared to 53%, 26%, and 21% of total revenue, respectively, generated in the first six months of fiscal 2000.

    Total application platform mix (excluding platform independent and UNIX revenues) for the second quarter of fiscal 2001 was split 71% on Windows and 29% on Macintosh as compared to 64% and 36%, respectively, for the second quarter of fiscal 2000.

Direct costs

  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  Change
 
 
  (dollars in millions)
   
 
Three months ended:                  
  Direct costs   $ 22.4   $ 20.6   9 %
  Percentage of total revenue     6.5 %   6.9 %    
Six months ended:                  
  Direct costs   $ 42.4   $ 41.3   3 %
  Percentage of total revenue     6.3 %   7.1 %    

    Direct costs increased in absolute dollars in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same periods last year, primarily due to an increase in material costs and localization costs as a result of the release of Acrobat 5.0 and Photoshop Elements in the second quarter of fiscal 2001.

Operating expenses

Research and development

  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  Change
 
 
  (dollars in millions)
   
 
Three months ended:                  
  Research and development   $ 59.6   $ 60.9   (2 )%
  Percentage of total revenue     17.3 %   20.3 %    
Six months ended:                  
  Research and development   $ 115.3   $ 118.4   (3 )%
  Percentage of total revenue     17.1 %   20.3 %    

    Research and development expenses decreased in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same periods last year primarily due to lower incentive compensation expenses. This decrease was partially offset by increased salary expenses related to headcount growth to support product development efforts.

    We will continue to recruit key talent for our future growth and make significant investments in the development of our application software products. For the remainder of fiscal 2001 we expect that research and development expenditures will increase in absolute dollars. We have targeted such expenditures to be between 19-20% of revenue for the remainder of fiscal 2001.

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Sales and marketing

  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  Change
 
 
  (dollars in millions)

   
 
Three months ended:                  
  Sales and marketing   $ 109.6   $ 93.6   17 %
  Percentage of total revenue     31.9 %   31.2 %    

Six months ended:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Sales and marketing   $ 213.4   $ 181.4   18 %
  Percentage of total revenue     31.7 %   31.1 %    

    Sales and marketing expenses increased in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same periods last year, primarily due to higher marketing and advertising fees related to major product launches, such as Acrobat 5.0 and Photoshop Elements, and increased marketing activities for our Design Collection and Web Publishing Collection products. Sales and marketing expenses also increased in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same periods last year due to higher salary expenses related to headcount growth and increased technical support costs. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in incentive compensation expense.

    We have targeted sales and marketing expenses to be between 33-34% of revenue for the remainder of fiscal 2001.

General and administrative

  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  Change
 
 
  (dollars in millions)

   
 
Three months ended:                  
  General and administrative   $ 31.1   $ 27.9   11 %
  Percentage of total revenue     9.0 %   9.3 %    

Six months ended:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  General and administrative   $ 61.4   $ 54.7   12 %
  Percentage of total revenue     9.1 %   9.4 %    

    General and administrative expenses increased in absolute dollars in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same periods last year, primarily due to increased salaries expense as a result of headcount growth and increased legal fees. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in our bad debt expense.

    As a percentage of revenue such expenditures are targeted to be approximately 9% of revenue for the remainder of fiscal 2001.

Restructuring and other charges

  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  Change
 
 
  (dollars in millions)

   
 
Three months ended:                
  Restructuring and other charges     $ 6.3   (100 )%
  Percentage of total revenue       2.1 %    

Six months ended:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Restructuring and other charges     $ 5.6   (100 )%
  Percentage of total revenue       1.0 %    

    During the second quarter of fiscal 2000 we recorded restructuring and other charges of approximately $6.3 million related to the disposal of certain equipment and one-time litigation-related expenses.

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    During the first quarter of fiscal 2000, we revised our estimates of the total costs associated with the fiscal 1999 and 1998 restructuring programs, resulting in an adjustment of approximately $0.7 million. The adjustment primarily reflects lower than estimated severance and related charges attributable to employees whose positions were eliminated as a result of the restructurings but who were able to find alternative employment within Adobe. The remaining adjustment was due to lower than expected charges related to vacating leased facilities.

Amortization of goodwill and purchased intangibles

  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  Change
 
 
  (dollars in millions)

   
 
Three months ended:                  
  Amortization of goodwill and purchased intangibles   $ 3.6   $ 1.2   195 %
  Percentage of total revenue     1.0 %   0.4 %    

Six months ended:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Amortization of goodwill and purchased intangibles   $ 7.2   $ 2.4   196 %
  Percentage of total revenue     1.1 %   0.4 %    

    Amortization of goodwill and purchased intangibles increased in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same periods last year due to the additional amortization related to the acquisition of Glassbook, Inc. in September 2000.

Nonoperating Income, Net

Investment gain

  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  Change
 
 
  (dollars in millions)

   
 
Three months ended:                  
  Investment gain (loss)   $ (31.0 ) $ 7.7   (504 )%
  Percentage of total revenue     (9.0 )%   2.6%      

Six months ended:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Investment gain (loss)   $ (48.1 ) $ 12.4   (489 )%
  Percentage of total revenue     (7.1 )%   2.1%      

    During the second quarter of fiscal 2001, investment losses included other-than-temporary write-downs related to investments in Salon.com, ESPS, Inc., Avantgo, Inc., Virage, Inc., and other privately-held companies, totaling approximately $29.5 million. We also recorded net investment losses related to Adobe Ventures Investment activities totaling $1.5 million.

    In addition to the investment losses listed above, the first six months of fiscal 2001 included other-than-temporary write-downs related to investments in ESPS, Inc., Tumbleweed Communications Corp. ("Tumbleweed"), Engage, Inc., Salon.com, and other privately-held companies, totaling approximately $28.1 million. In addition, we also recorded net investment losses related to Adobe Ventures investment activities totaling $0.6 million. These additional losses were partially offset by gains from the sale of a portion of our investments in Tumbleweed, DigitalThink, Inc. and Digimarc Corporation, totaling approximately $11.6 million.

    During the second quarter of fiscal 2000, we recorded a realized gain of approximately $8.9 million related to the sale of a portion of our investment in Tumbleweed. This gain was partially offset by investment losses related to various other Adobe Venture investments and related expenses totaling approximately $1.2 million.

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    Additionally, during the first six months of fiscal 2000, investment gains also included mark-to-market adjustments totaling $4.7 million primarily related to investments in Virage, Inc. Impresse Corporation, Digimarc Corporation, and HAHT Software, Inc.

    We are uncertain of future investment gains and losses, as they are primarily dependent upon the operations of the underlying companies and the overall stock market environment.

Interest and other income

  June 1,
2001

  June 2
2000

  Change
 
 
  (dollars in millions)

   
 
Three months ended:                  
  Interest and other income   $ 4.6   $ 4.0   16 %
  Percentage of total revenue     1.3 %   1.3 %    

Six months ended:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Interest and other income   $ 10.3   $ 9.6   7 %
  Percentage of total revenue     1.5 %   1.6 %    

    Interest and other income increased in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same periods last year primarily due to higher average cash balances and a greater portion of investments in taxable securities. In addition, realized gains resulting from the sale of fixed income investments also contributed to the increase. The increase in interest and other income for the first six months of fiscal 2001 was partially offset by foreign currency losses related to the implemention of SFAS 133.

    We have targeted interest and other income to be approximately $4.0 million per quarter for the remainder of fiscal 2001.

Provision for income taxes

  June 1,
2001

  June 2,
2000

  Change
 
 
  (dollars in millions)

   
 
Three months ended:                  
  Provision for income taxes   $ 30.2   $ 35.4   (15 )%
  Percentage of total revenue     8.8 %   11.8 %    
  Effective tax rate     33.0 %   35.0 %    
Six months ended:                  
  Provision for income taxes   $ 64.6   $ 70.2   (8 )%
  Percentage of total revenue     9.6 %   12.0 %    
  Effective tax rate     33.0 %   35.0 %    

    Our effective tax rate decreased in the second quarter and for the first six months of fiscal 2001 compared to the same periods last year due to tax benefits associated with a restructuring of our international operations. We expect our effective tax rate for the remainder of fiscal 2001 to be approximately 33%.

Factors That May Affect Future Results of Operations

    We believe that in the future our results of operations could be affected by various factors, including:

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    We have stated that we are expecting our revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2001 to be approximately the same as the third quarter of fiscal 2000. Additionally, we have stated the following operating model targets for the remainder of fiscal 2001: gross margin of 93%, operating profit margin of 31%, research and development expenses at 19-20% of revenue, sales and marketing expenses at 33-34% of revenue, and general and administrative expenses at 9% of revenue. We have stated that we expect our share count to be between 252 to 254 million shares in the third quarter of fiscal 2001 and between 254 to 256 million shares in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001. We will continue to recruit key talent for our future growth; however, our headcount increases will not reach our planned level of 1,000 for fiscal 2001 due to the economic slow-down in some geographic areas, especially in North America and Europe. Based on the projected use of cash to buy back shares under existing contracts, we are targeting other income to be approximately $4.0 million per quarter for the remainder of fiscal 2001. Finally, we have stated an effective tax rate target for the remainder of fiscal 2001 of 33% and trade receivables days sales outstanding ("DSO") target range of 40-45 days.

    We use these targets to assist us in making decisions about our allocation of resources and investments, not as predictions of future results. The targets reflect a number of assumptions, including assumptions about:

    These and many other factors described in this report affect our financial performance and may cause our future results, including results for the current quarter, to vary materially from these targets. In particular, the recent slow-down in some geographic areas, primarily in the U.S., has affected all of our product segments and may adversely affect our ability to achieve our revenue target. The slow-down has also affected our hiring plans; we may hire significantly fewer than our original target of 1,000 employees during fiscal 2001 in light of this factor. We are currently experiencing a slow-down in certain geographic market areas, primarily in the U.S. and Europe. We attribute this slow-down, which is affecting all of our product segments, to weakening economic conditions. These adverse economic conditions in the U.S., Europe, and potentially other geographic markets may continue in the short term, and they may continue to adversely affect our revenue and earnings. Although there were also adverse conditions in other countries, the countries affected represent a much smaller portion of our revenue and thus have less impact on our operational results. Furthermore, if the economic slow-down worsens or spreads to other

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geographic areas where we do business, it would likely cause our future results, including results for the current quarter, to vary materially from our targets.

    We plan to continue to invest in certain areas, which will require us to hire a significant number of additional employees. Competition for high-quality personnel, especially highly skilled engineers, is extremely intense. Our ability to effectively manage this growth will require us to continue to improve our operational and financial controls and information management systems, and to attract, retain, motivate, and manage employees effectively; otherwise our business could be seriously harmed.

    We currently rely on five turnkey assemblers of our products, located in each major region we serve. One of our U.S. turnkeys, as reported in our last 10-Q, continues under Chapter 11 protection. If this turnkey is not able to meet our needs, if any turnkey assembler terminates its relationship with us, or if our supply from any turnkey is interrupted or terminated for any other reason, we may not have enough time or be able to replace the supply of products manufactured by that turnkey assembler to avoid serious harm to our business.

    Our ability to develop and market products, including upgrades of current products that successfully adapt to changing customer needs, may also have an impact on our results of operations. Our ability to extend our core technologies into new applications and to anticipate or respond to technological changes could affect our ability to develop these products. A portion of our future revenue will come from these new applications. Delays in product or upgrade introductions could cause a decline in our revenue, earnings, or stock price. We cannot determine the ultimate effect that these new products or upgrades will have on our revenue or results of operations.

    The market for our graphics applications, particularly our Web publishing and consumer products, is intensely and increasingly competitive and is significantly affected by product introductions and market activities of industry competitors. Additionally, Microsoft has increased its presence in the digital imaging/graphics market; we believe that, due to Microsoft's market dominance, any new Microsoft digital imaging products will be highly competitive with our products. If competing new products achieve widespread acceptance, our operating results would suffer.

    In some markets and for some products, we have adopted a strategy aiming to increase our market share and therefore may receive significantly less revenue from certain licensing arrangements than we otherwise would receive for licensing these products. Therefore, increased market penetration may in fact lead to lower revenue growth in these areas. While we believe that this potential market share increase will ultimately benefit us, this strategy could instead harm our business through reduced revenue growth.

    We generally offer our application-based products on Macintosh, Windows, and UNIX platforms, and we generally offer our server-based products on the Linux platform as well as these three platforms. To the extent that there is a slow-down of customer purchases of personal computers on either the Windows or Macintosh platform or in general, our business could be harmed.

    We distribute our application products primarily through distributors, resellers, and retailers (collectively referred to as "distributors"). A significant amount of our revenue for application products is from two distributors. One of these distributors recently restructured its operations, reducing the number of facilities it operates, including those handling Adobe products. In addition, we have revised our channel program to reduce the overall number of our distributors worldwide and focus our channel efforts on larger distributors. This revision of the channel program has resulted in an increase in our dependence on a smaller number of distributors selling through a larger amount of our products. Additionally, one of our goals is to increase our direct distribution of our products to end users through our online store located on our Web site at www.adobe.com. Any such increase in our direct revenue efforts will place us in increased competition with our channel distributors and with newer types of distribution of our products by online, Internet-based resellers of our products. While we anticipate that the restructuring and streamlining of our product distribution channels and the increase in the scope of our direct sales efforts will eventually

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improve our business by decreasing discounts or rebate programs provided to distributors, decreasing product returns, and shortening inventory cycles, these changes could instead seriously harm our business.

    In addition, we continue to expand into third-party distribution channels, including VARs and systems integrators, in our effort to further broaden our customer base. As a result, the financial health of these third parties and our continuing relationships with them are becoming more important to our success. Some of these companies are thinly capitalized and may be unable to withstand changes in business conditions. Our business could be seriously harmed if the financial condition of some of these third parties substantially weakens or if our relationships with them deteriorate. Also, as we seek to further broaden our customer base in the corporate business and consumer markets, we may not successfully adapt our application software distribution channels, which could cause our operating results to suffer. We could experience decreases in average selling prices and some transitions in our distribution channels that could seriously harm our business.

    Revenue from our OEM PostScript and Other segment experienced a 17% decline in the second quarter of fiscal 2001 compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2000, primarily as a result of a decline in revenue from the licensing of Adobe PostScript technology. We expect this segment to continue to decline for the remainder of fiscal 2001 relative to fiscal 2000, which may harm our business depending on the magnitude of the decline. The ongoing weakness in the monochrome laser printer market as a result of the decline in average selling prices of monochrome laser printers and the increasing use of inkjet printers was a factor causing the revenue decline. In addition, the loss of royalty revenue from HP's desktop monochrome laser printer division, which has been incorporating a clone version of Adobe PostScript technology in some printers, has resulted in lower licensing revenue to us over the past three years. Even though we continue to work with HP printer operations to incorporate Adobe PostScript and other technologies into other HP products, we expect continued lower revenue in this segment from HP. If other significant partners also decide to incorporate a clone version instead of Adobe PostScript technology, it could seriously harm our business. Further, OEM partners on occasion seek to renegotiate their royalty arrangements. We evaluate these requests on a case-by-case basis. If an agreement is not reached, a customer may decide to pursue other options, which could result in lower licensing revenue for us.

    We hold equity investments that have recently experienced significant declines in market value. We also have investments, and may continue to make future investments, in several privately held companies, many of which can still be considered in the start-up or development stages. These investments are inherently risky, as the market for the technologies or products they have under development are typically in the early stages and may never materialize. Our investment activities can impact our net income. In the second quarter of 2001, we recorded a pre-tax loss from marketable securities and other investments in privately held companies of $31.0 million compared to a pre-tax gain of $7.7 million in the second quarter of 2000. These amounts reflect net realized gains and losses on sales of certain marketable securities, unrealized gains and losses due to changes in valuation of securities in the Adobe Venture funds which we account for using the equity method, and charges to reflect other-than-temporary declines in value of our available-for-sale and privately-held equity investments. In the second quarter of 2001, decreases in the market prices of these securities resulted in a significant reduction in our pre-tax income, and future price fluctuations in these securities and any significant long-term declines in value could reduce our net income in future periods. We are uncertain of future investment gains and losses, as they are primarily dependent upon the operations of the underlying investee companies.

    The Internet market is rapidly evolving and is characterized by an increasing number of market entrants that have introduced or developed products addressing authoring and communication over the Internet. As is typical in the case of a new and evolving industry, demand and market acceptance for recently introduced products and services are subject to a high level of uncertainty. The software industry addressing authoring and communications over the Internet is still developing. Standards defining Web graphics have not yet been finally adopted. In addition, new models for licensing software will be needed to accommodate new information delivery practices. Moreover, critical issues concerning the commercial use

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of the Internet (including security, reliability, ease of use and access, cost, and quality of service) remain unresolved and may affect the growth of Internet use, together with the software standards and electronic media employed in such markets.

    We intend to increase our investment in e-business and enhanced marketing activities in an effort to achieve revenue growth, but we can provide no assurance that increased investment in this new market will result in increased revenue.

    We derive a significant portion of our revenue and operating income from our customers located in Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. We generally experience lower revenue from our European operations in the third quarter because many customers reduce their purchasing activities in the summer months. Additionally, we are uncertain whether the recent weakness experienced in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America markets will continue in the foreseeable future due to possible currency devaluation and liquidity problems in these regions. While most of the revenue of our European subsidiaries has in the past been denominated in U.S. dollars, in the first six months of fiscal 2001 we began to denominate revenue in euros in certain European countries. In addition, the majority of our revenue derived from Japan is denominated in yen, and the majority of all our subsidiaries' operating expenses are denominated in their local currencies. As a result, our operating results are subject to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. To date, the financial impact of such fluctuations has not been significant. Our hedging policy attempts to mitigate some of these risks, based on our best judgment of the appropriate trade-offs among risk, opportunity, and expense. We have established a hedging program to hedge our exposure to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, primarily of the Japanese yen and the euro. We regularly review our hedging program and will make adjustments based on our best judgment. Our hedging activities may not offset more than a portion of the adverse financial impact resulting from unfavorable movement in foreign currency exchange rates.

    In connection with the enforcement of our own intellectual property rights or in connection with disputes relating to the validity or alleged infringement of third-party rights, we have been, are currently, and may in the future be subject to complex, protracted litigation as part of our policy to vigorously defend our intellectual property rights. Intellectual property litigation is typically very costly and can be disruptive to our business operations by diverting the attention and energies of management and key technical personnel. Although we have successfully defended or resolved past litigation, we may not prevail in any ongoing or future litigation. Adverse decisions in such litigation could have negative results, including subjecting us to significant liabilities, requiring us to seek licenses from others, preventing us from manufacturing or licensing certain of our products, or causing severe disruptions to our operations or the markets in which we compete, any one of which could seriously harm our business.

    We prepare our financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. These principles are subject to interpretation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (the "AICPA"), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), and various bodies formed to interpret and create appropriate accounting policies. A change in these policies can have a significant effect on our reported results and may even affect the reporting of transactions completed before a change is announced. Accounting policies affecting many other aspects of our business, including:

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have recently been revised or are under review by one or more of these groups. Changes to these rules or the questioning of current practices may have a significant adverse effect on our reported financial results or in the way in which we conduct our business.

    New Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") guidelines relating to accounting for goodwill could make our acquisition-related charges less predictable in any given reporting period. On February 14, 2001, the FASB issued a limited revision of its Exposure Draft, "Business Combinations and Intangible Assets" that establishes a new standard for accounting for goodwill acquired in a business combination. It would continue to require recognition of goodwill as an asset but would not permit amortization of goodwill as currently required by APB Opinion No. 17, Intangible Assets. Under the proposed statement, goodwill would be separately tested for impairment using a fair-value-based approach when an event occurs indicating the potential for impairment. Any required goodwill impairment charges would be presented as a separate line item within the operating section of the income statement. The shift from an amortization approach to an impairment approach would apply to previously recorded goodwill as well as goodwill arising from acquisitions completed after the application of the new standard. If the standard is adopted as described above, our goodwill amortization charges would cease. However, it is possible that in the future, we would incur less frequent, but larger, impairment charges related to the goodwill already recorded as well as goodwill arising out of potential future acquisitions.

    Due to the factors noted above, our future earnings and stock price may be subject to significant volatility, particularly on a quarterly basis. Any shortfall in revenue or earnings, or any delay in the release of any product or upgrade, compared to analysts' or investors' expectations could cause, and has caused in the past, an immediate and significant decline in the trading price of our common stock. Additionally, we may not learn of such shortfalls or delays until late in the fiscal quarter, which could result in an even more immediate and greater decline in the trading price of our common stock. Finally, we participate in a highly dynamic industry. In addition to factors specific to us, changes in analysts' earnings estimates for us or our industry and factors affecting the corporate environment, our industry, or the securities markets in general will often result in significant volatility of our common stock price.

    In September 2000, the Emerging Issues Task Force (the "EITF") reached a consensus on Issue No. 00-10, "Accounting for Shipping and Handling Revenues and Costs." Issue No. 00-10 states that a seller of goods should classify as revenue in the income statement amounts billed to a customer for shipping and handling. We adopted Issue No. 00-10 in the second quarter of fiscal 2001. The adoption of Issue No. 00-10 did not have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations.

    In April 2001, the EITF reached a consensus on Issue No. 00-25 ("EITF 00-25"), "Vendor Income Statement Characterization of Consideration to a Purchaser of the Vendor's Products or Services," which states that consideration from a vendor to a reseller of the vendor's products is presumed to be a reduction of the selling prices of the vendor's products and, therefore, should be characterized as a reduction of revenue when recognized in the vendor's income statement. That presumption is overcome and the consideration can be categorized as a cost incurred if, and to the extent that, a benefit is or will be received from the recipient of the consideration. That benefit must meet certain conditions described in EITF 00-25. We are required to adopt this EITF in the first quarter of fiscal 2002. We are currently evaluating the impact of this consensus on our financial position or results of operations.

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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 
  June 1,
2001

  December 1,
2000

  Change
 
 
  (dollars in millions)

   
 
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments   $ 588.2   $ 679.9   (13 )%
Working capital   $ 489.9   $ 563.3   (13 )%
Stockholders' equity   $ 683.0   $ 752.5   (9 )%

    Our cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments consist principally of money market funds, municipal bonds, and marketable equity securities. All of our short-term investments are classified as available-for-sale under the provisions of SFAS 115, "Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities." The securities are carried at fair market value with the unrealized gains and losses, net of tax, included in accumulated other comprehensive income, which is reflected as a separate component of stockholders' equity.

    Our cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments decreased $91.7 million, or 13%, from December 1, 2000, primarily due to the purchase of treasury stock in the amount of $270.3 million, the purchase of long-term investments and other assets for $20.1 million, capital expenditures of $24.9 million, and the payment of dividends totaling $6.0 million. In addition, our short-term investments decreased due to the write-down of certain short-term marketable equity investments totaling $39.9 million and the sale of marketable equity investments with a cost basis of $5.7 million.

    These decreases were partially offset by cash generated from operations of $207.4 million and proceeds from the issuance of treasury stock related to the exercise of stock options under our stock option plans and sale of stock under the Employee Stock Purchase Plan of $46.5 million. Other sources of cash include the proceeds from the sale of third parties' equity securities of $17.6 million and mark-to-market adjustments totaling $6.1 million.

    We expect to continue our investing activities, including expenditures for computer systems for research and development, sales and marketing, product support, and administrative staff. Furthermore, cash reserves may be used to purchase treasury stock and acquire software companies, products, or technologies that are complementary to our business.

    We have paid cash dividends on our common stock each quarter since the second quarter of 1988. Adobe's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend on our common stock of $0.0125 per common share for the first and second quarters of fiscal 2001. The declaration of future dividends, whether in cash or in-kind, is within the discretion of Adobe's Board of Directors and will depend on business conditions, our results of operations and financial condition, and other factors.

    To facilitate our stock repurchase program which is designed to minimize dilution from employee stock plans, we sold put warrants to independent third parties in the second quarter of fiscal 2001. Each put warrant entitles the holder to sell one share of Adobe's common stock to Adobe at a specified price for cash or stock at Adobe's option. As of June 1, 2001, approximately 2.2 million put warrants were outstanding that expire on various dates through October 2001, with an average exercise price of $47.17 per share.

    In addition, we purchased call options from independent third parties that entitle us to buy shares of our common stock on certain dates at specified prices. As of June 1, 2001, approximately 1.5 million call options were outstanding that expire on various dates through October 2001, with an average exercise price of $50.68 per share.

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    During the first six months of fiscal 2001, we repurchased approximately 3.7 million shares at a cost of $213.5 million. In fiscal 2000, we repurchased 7.2 million shares at a cost of $255.5 million.

    In April 1999, the Board authorized a 5.0 million share repurchase program, which allows us to enter into contracts to repurchase shares during future quarters by selling put warrants and buying call options. During the first quarter of fiscal 2001, approximately 4.9 million put warrants were written and 3.5 million call options were purchased at prices ranging from $32.60 to $39.58. As of June 1, 2001, approximately 3.3 million put warrants remain outstanding that expire on various dates through October 2001, with an average exercise price of $34.65 per share, and approximately 2.4 million call options remain outstanding that expire on various dates through October 2001, with an average exercise price of $37.39 per share. During the first six months of fiscal 2001, we repurchased approximately 1.6 million shares at a cost of $56.8 million. We did not repurchase any shares under this program in fiscal 2000.

    In addition to the April 1999 5.0 million share repurchase program, our Board of Directors authorized in March 2001, subject to certain business and market conditions, the purchase of up to an additional 5.0 million shares of our common stock over a two-year period. We have not made any purchases under this 5.0 million share repurchase program.

    As of June 1, 2001, approximately 5.5 million put warrants were outstanding that expire on various dates through October 2001, with an average exercise price of $39.66 per share and approximately 3.9 million call options were outstanding that expire on various dates through October 2001, with an average exercise price of $42.51 per share.

    Our put and call option contracts provide that we, at our option, can settle with physical delivery or net shares equal to the difference between the exercise price and the value of the option as determined by the contract.

Commitments

    Our principal commitments as of June 1, 2001 consists of obligations under operating leases, line of credit agreements, venture investing activities, and various service agreements.

    We believe that if our lines of credit are canceled or amounts are not available under the lines, there would not be a material adverse effect on our financial results, liquidity, or capital resources.

    Under the terms of the lines of credit and the lease agreement, we may pay cash dividends unless an event of default has occurred or we do not meet certain financial ratios.

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

    The Company transacts business in various foreign currencies, primarily in certain European countries and Japan. Accordingly, we are subject to exposure from movements in foreign currency exchange rates. This exposure is primarily related to yen and euro revenue from the licensing of our products in Japan and Europe, respectively. Our Japanese operating expenses are in yen and the majority of Europe's operating expenses are in euro. Both serve to mitigate a portion of the exposure related to the above-mentioned revenue in both markets.

    The Company hedges firmly committed transactions using primarily forward contracts. The Company also hedges a percentage of forecasted international revenue with purchased options. Our hedging policy is designed to reduce the impact of foreign currency exchange rate movements.

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    Instruments hedging recognized foreign currency assets and liabilities are marked to market at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses associated with the mark-to-market of these instruments are recognized in other income, and any corresponding gains and losses on the foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities that are being hedged are also recognized in other income. In this manner, the gains and losses on foreign currency denominated transactions will be offset by the gains and losses on the foreign currency hedges. We do not anticipate any material adverse effect on its consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows as a result of these instruments.

    We do not use derivative financial instruments for speculative trading purposes, nor do we hedge foreign currency exposure in a manner that entirely offsets the effects of changes in foreign exchange rates.

    We currently do not use financial instruments to hedge local currency operating expenses in Europe and Japan. Instead, the Company believes that a natural hedge exists, in that local currency revenue substantially offsets the local currency operating expenses. We regularly review our hedging program and may, as part of this review, make changes to the program.

    We are exposed to equity price risk on our portfolio of equity securities. As of June 1, 2001, our total equity holdings in publicly traded companies were valued at $51.0 million compared to $90.2 million at December 1, 2000, a decrease of 43%. We believe that it is reasonably possible that the prices of these securities could experience further adverse changes in the near term. We have a policy in place to review our equity holdings on a regular basis to evaluate the economic viability of these publicly traded companies, which includes, but is not limited to, reviewing each of the companies' cash positions, earnings/revenue outlook, stock price activity over the past six months, liquidity and management/ownership. If we believe that an other-than-temporary impairment exists in one of our equity investments in these publicly traded companies, it is our policy to write down these equity investments to the market value.

    We also have a policy to hedge a certain portion of our equity holdings in publicly traded companies. We have entered into forward contracts to sell portions of our equity holdings in future periods. We account for these forward contracts as "Fair Value Hedges," in accordance with SFAS 133 and mark them to market at the end of each period, offsetting changes in the fair market value of the equities being hedged. As of June 1, 2001, the value of our forward contracts hedging equity securities was $4.9 million.

    An increase (decrease) in the market value of the underlying equities will result in a corresponding decrease (increase) in the value of the forward contract.

    At June 1, 2001, we had an investment portfolio of fixed income securities, including those classified as cash equivalents, of $338.5 million compared to $369.7 million at December 1, 2000, a decrease of 8%. These securities are subject to interest rate fluctuations. An increase in interest rates could adversely affect the market value of our fixed income securities.

    We do not use derivative financial instruments in our investment portfolio to manage interest rate risk. We do, however, limit our exposure to interest rate and credit risk by establishing and strictly monitoring clear policies and guidelines for our fixed income portfolios. At the present time, the maximum duration of all portfolios is limited to 2.3 years. The guidelines also establish credit quality standards, limits on exposure to any one security issue, limits on exposure to any one issuer, and limits on exposure to the type of instrument. Due to the limited duration and credit risk criteria established in our guidelines, we do not expect the exposure to market and credit risk to be material.

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    We have investments in several privately held companies, many of which can still be considered in the start-up or development stages. These investments are inherently risky, as the market for the technologies or products they have under development are typically in the early stages and may never materialize, we could lose a substantial part of or our entire initial investment in these companies.

    Please refer to our market risk disclosures in our 2000 Annual Report filed on Form 10-K for a more detailed discussion of quantitative and qualitative disclosures about market risk.

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PART II—OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

    On August 10, 2000, Adobe filed suit in the U.S. District Court of Delaware against Macromedia, Inc. ("Macromedia") for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,546,528 related to Adobe's tabbed palette patent, which is Adobe's method of displaying and working with multiple sets of information in the same area of the computer screen. On September 18, 2000, Adobe amended its complaint to include an additional claim of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,084,597 related to method of rasterizing and rendering complex layered compositions in a movie. The complaint seeks a declaratory and injunctive relief as well as actual and treble damages.

    On September 27, 2000, Macromedia filed counterclaims in the U.S. District Court of Delaware for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,467,443, which relates to changing blended elements and automatic re-blending of elements, and U.S. Patent Nos. 5,151,998 and 5,204,969, which relate to visually displaying and editing sound waveforms. Macromedia denies it infringes Adobe's patents in its answer to Adobe's amended complaint. We believe that the allegations against Adobe are without merit and intend to vigorously defend ourselves and pursue our original complaint. The counterclaim seeks a declaratory and injunctive relief as well as actual and treble damages. This case is currently in the discovery phase. The court has set a trial date for April 29, 2002.

    On February 6, 1996, a securities class action complaint was filed against Adobe, certain of its officers and directors, certain former officers of Adobe and Frame Technology Corporation ("Frame"), Hambrecht & Quist, LLP ("H&Q"), investment banker for Frame, and certain H&Q employees, in connection with the drop in the price of Adobe stock following its announcement of financial results for the quarter ended December 1, 1995. The complaint was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Santa Clara. On May 11, 2001, Adobe signed an agreement to settle the suit. The settlement was paid in full by insurance in June 2001, and Adobe and its insurers will split the defense cost. The settlement is subject to approval by the Court.

    Management believes that the ultimate resolution of these matters will not have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations.

ITEM 4.  SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

    The Annual Meeting of Stockholders was held on April 12, 2001.

    A proposal to elect three (3) Class II Directors of the Company to serve for a two-year term expiring at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders in 2003 was approved by the stockholders. The nominees received the following votes:

Name

  Votes For
  Votes Withheld
John E. Warnock   182,738,758   25,529,698
Carol Mills Baldwin   182,839,544   25,428,912
Robert Sedgewick   181,989,829   26,278,627

    Bruce R. Chizen, Charles M. Geschke, Antonio M. Perez and Delbert W. Yocam, Adobe's Class I Directors, are serving two-year terms that expire at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders in 2002.

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    A proposal was introduced to approve the amendment to the Company's Certificate of Incorporation to increase the authorized number of shares of Common Stock from 500,000,000 to 900,000,000. This proposal was approved with the following votes:

For:   171,964,619
Against:   35,560,746
Withheld:   743,016
Non-votes:   75

    In addition, stockholders ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as independent public accountants of the Company for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2001. This proposal received the following votes:

For:   196,478,179
Against:   11,113,068
Withheld:   677,209
Non-votes:   0

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS AND REPORTS ON FORM 8-K

    (a)  Index to Exhibits

 
   
  Incorporated by Reference
   
Exhibit
Number

  Exhibit Description

  Filed
Herewith

  Form
  Date
  Number
3.1   The Registrant's (as successor in-interest to Adobe Systems (Delaware) Incorporated by virtue of a reincorporation effective 5/30/97) Certificate of Incorporation, as filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on 5/9/97   10-Q   05/30/97   3.1    
3.2.10   Amended and Restated Bylaws as of September 1999.   8-K   9/3/98   3.2    
3.2.11   Amended and Restated Bylaws as currently in effect               X
3.3   Certificate of Designation of the Series A Preferred Stock   10-K   11/28/97   2.1    
3.4   Agreement and Plan of Merger effective 5/30/97 (by virtue of a reincorporation), by and between Adobe Systems Incorporated, a California corporation and Adobe Systems (Delaware) Incorporated, a Delaware corporation   10-Q   05/30/97   2.1    
3.5   Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on May 26, 2000   S-8   6/16/00   4.6    
3.6   Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on 5/22/01               X
4.1   Third Amended and Restated Rights Agreement between the Company and Harris Trust Company of California   8-K   12/15/98   1    
4.2   Fourth Amended and Restated Agreement between the Company and Computershare Investor Services, LLC   8-K   7/3/00   1    
10.1.6   1984 Stock Option Plan, as amended*   10-Q   07/02/93   10.1.6    
10.21.3   Revised Bonus Plan*   10-Q   02/28/97   10.21.3    
10.24   Amended 1994 Performance and Restricted Stock Plan*   10-Q   05/29/98   10.24.2    
10.25.0   Form of Indemnity Agreement*   10-K   11/30/90   10.17.2    
10.25.1   Form of Indemnity Agreement*   10-Q   05/30/97   10.25.1    
10.32   Sublease of the Land and Lease of the Improvements By and Between Sumitomo Bank Leasing and Finance Inc. and Adobe Systems Incorporated (Phase 1)   10-K   11/25/94   10.32    
10.36   1996 Outside Directors Stock Option Plan*   10-Q   05/31/96   10.36    
10.38   Sublease of the Land and Lease of the Improvements By and Between Sumitomo Bank Leasing and Finance Inc. and Adobe Systems Incorporated (Phase 2)   10-Q   08/30/96   10.38    
10.40   1994 Stock Option Plan, as amended*   S-8   05/30/97   10.40    
10.42   Amended and Restated Limited Partnership Agreement of Adobe Incentive Partners, L.P.*   10-Q   8/28/98   10.42    
10.44   Forms of Retention Agreement*   10-K   11/28/97   10.44    

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10.48   Letter of Release and Waiver*   10-K   11/27/98   10.48    
10.51   Amended 1997 Employee Stock Purchase Plan*   S-8   6/21/99   10.51    
10.52   Amendment to Limited Partnership Agreement of Adobe Incentive Partners, L.P.*   10-Q   6/4/99   10.52    
10.53   Amended, Restated and Consolidated Master Lease of Land and Improvements By and between Sumitomo Bank Leasing and Finance, Inc. and Adobe Systems Incorporated   10-Q   9/3/99   10.53    
10.54   Credit Agreement among Adobe Systems Incorporated, Lenders named therein and ABN AMRO Bank N.V., as Administrative Agent, with certain related Credit Documents   10-Q   9/3/99   10.54    
10.55   1999 Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan*   S-8   9/15/99   4.6    
10.56   Note Secured by Deed of Trust and Promissory Note*   10-K   12/3/99   10.56    
10.57   Confidential Executive Resignation Agreement And General Release of Claims*   10-K   12/3/99   10.57    
10.58   Technical Support Agreement†   10-K   12/1/00   10.58    
10.59   Turnkey Agreement, Europe†   10-Q   3/3/00   10.59    
10.60   European Logistical Services Agreement†   10-K   12/1/00   10.60    
10.61   North America Logistical Agreement†   10-Q   3/3/00   10.61    
10.62   Turnkey Agreement, Adobe Program Packages†   10-Q   3/3/00   10.62    
10.63   1996 Outside Directors' Stock Option Plan, as amended*   S-8   6/16/00   4.7    
10.64   Forms of Stock Option Agreements used in connection with the 1996 Outside Directors' Stock Option Plan*   S-8   6/16/00   4.8    
10.65   Amendment to the European Logistical Services Agreement †   10-Q   9/1/00   10.65    
10.66   Credit Agreement among Adobe Systems Incorporated, Lenders Named therein and ABN Amro Bank N.V., as Administrative Agent, with Certain Related Credit Documents   10-Q   9/1/00   10.66    
10.67   Amendment No. 1 to 1999 Credit Agreement among Adobe Systems Incorporated, Lenders Named Therein and ABN Amro Bank N.V., as Administrative Agent, with Certain Related Credit Documents   10-Q   9/1/00   10.67    
10.68   Amendment No. 1 to Amended, Restated and Consolidated Master Lease of Land and Improvements between Adobe Systems Incorporated and Sumitomo Bank Leasing and Finance, Inc.               X
10.69   Amendment No. 2 to Amended, Restated, and Consolidated Master Lease of Land and Improvements between Adobe Systems, Incorporated and Sumitomo Bank Leasing and Finance, Inc.   10-Q   9/1/00   10.68    
10.70   1999 Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan, as amended*   S-8   12/22/00   4.6    

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10.71   1997 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, as amended*   10-K   12/1/00   10.70    
10.72   1999 Nonstatutory Stock Option Plan, as amended*   S-8   3/15/01   4.7    
10.73   Extension of European Logistical Services Agreement   10-Q   4/13/01   10.72    
10.74   Extension of North American Logistical Services Agreement   10-Q   4/13/01   10.73    
10.75   Amendment No. 1 to Technical Support Agreement †   10-Q   4/13/01   10.74    
10.76   1996 Outside Directors Stock Option Plan, as amended               X

*
Compensatory plan or arrangement
Order obtained granting Confidential Treatment, as requested.

    (b)  Reports on Form 8-K

Date of Report
  Filing Date
  Item Reported

April 10, 2001

 

April 11, 2001

 

9

    On April 11, 2001, we filed a Report on Form 8-K under Item 9 in compliance with Regulation FD following a question and answer session held with reporters by Mr. Chizen, Adobe's President and Chief Executive Officer.

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SIGNATURE

    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

    ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED

 

 

By:

/s/ 
MURRAY J. DEMO   
Murray J. Demo
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

Date: July 16, 2001

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SUMMARY OF TRADEMARKS

    The following trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions, are referenced in this Form 10-Q:

    Adobe

    Acrobat

    Adobe PhotoDeluxe

    Adobe Premiere

    After Effects

    ePaper

    FrameMaker

    GoLive

    Illustrator

    InDesign

    LiveMotion

    PageMaker

    PageMill

    Photoshop

    PostScript

    All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
PART II—OTHER INFORMATION
SIGNATURE
SUMMARY OF TRADEMARKS