The above graph represents the Adobe quarterly revenue by segment, starting from fiscal Q1 2011 to fiscal Q3 2019. The company has three reportable segments: Digital Media, Digital Experience and Publishing.

Adobe Segment Revenue by Quarter: History

Region Worldwide
SourceAdobe Quarterly ReportsSec Filings
Last Updated06 November 2019
Graph ID 214
NoteAdobe fiscal year starts from December 1st

Adobe’s total revenue in fiscal Q3 2019 clocked $2,834.13 million ($2.8 billion), worldwide. Interestingly, Digital Media, which is the largest segment, accounted for a whopping 69.2% of the company’s total revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. While the contribution of Digital Experience and Publishing to the company’s total revenue in fiscal Q3 2019 was 29% and 1.8%, respectively.

Adobe Digital Media Revenue

A majority of Adobe’s revenue comes from the Digital Media segment, every quarter. In fiscal Q3 2019, Adobe revenue from Digital Media increased an impressive 22% YoY to $1,962.16 million – the highest-ever till date. The digital media revenue grew 3.8% when compared to the previous quarter.

Fiscal Q3 2014 onwards, the company’s revenue from the Digital Media segment continuously increasing. It was the first time in fiscal Q4 2016 when Digital Media revenue surpassed the $1 billion mark. The segment revenue clocked $1,076.17 million, making it a huge 67% of the company’s total revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.

Adobe Digital Experience Revenue

Adobe’s Digital Experience revenue increased an astonishing 33.7% YoY, to $820.94 million – highest-ever till date.

In fiscal Q3 2017, the revenue from digital experience segment crossed $500-million mark for the first time in history. The total revenue increased to $507.76 million in the third quarter of 2017, with 18.2% YoY increase.

Adobe Publishing Revenue

In fiscal Q1 2019, Adobe’s revenue from Publishing reached an all-time high of $81.03 million, registering a whopping 26% YoY growth. However, the publishing revenue declined to $70.59 million in Q2 2019 and $51.03 million in Q3 2019.

About Adobe Inc.

Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) (formerly known as Adobe Systems Incorporated ) is an American multinational computer software company. Adobe was founded in December 1982 by Charles Geschke and John Warnock.

Prior to co-founding Adobe, Charles Geschke and John Warnock were working at Xerox‘s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). At PARC, Geschke and Warnock, together invented a page description language (PDL), which provided a means to describe complex forms like typefaces electronically – called Interpress. They tried almost for two years to convince Xerox management to turn Interpress into a commercial product but failed. Later, they both left Xerox and co-found Adobe Systems.

Adobe was originally incorporated in California in October 1983 and later in May 1997, it was reincorporated in Delaware.

Adobe is best known for Adobe FlashAdobe PhotoshopAcrobat Reader, the Portable Document Format (PDF), and Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud.

On August 20, 1986, Adobe went for Initial public offering, at a split-adjusted share price of US$.17. It was the first time in 1999 when Adobe’s annual revenue crossed $1 billion mark.

On October 3, 2018, Adobe officially changed its name from Adobe Systems Incorporated to Adobe Inc. The company’s business is organized into three reportable segments: Digital Media, Digital Experience, and Publishing.

Adobe currently stands at No. 339 on 2019 Fortune 500 list of companies, up from No. 443 in 2017

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