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Adobe Systems Stock Owner Insight

Adobe Systems stock had a great day in the market on Monday March 26. Shares jumped 6.46% and closed the day at $228.91. They're now trading 1.05% below their 52-week high of $231.34.

With yesterday's big gain, Adobe Systems now has a market cap of $113 billion. That makes it a large cap company.

The business operates in the electronic forms industry and employs 18,133 people. Its shares trade primarily on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

Adobe Systems has 493.33 million shares outstanding and 4.44 million traded hands for the day. That's above the average 30-day volume of 3.12 million shares. The amount of Adobe Systems stock is also dropping as the company buys back its own shares. In the last 12 months, it repurchased $1,162 million worth.

Over the last five years, Adobe Systems’ revenue is up by 65.8%. You can see this growth in annual revenue chart below...

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In the last year alone, Adobe Systems’ revenue has grown by 24.72%. That's a solid sign for Adobe Systems stock owners.

We like to invest in companies that grow their sales. A growing top line is a sign of a healthy business.

For now, Adobe Systems will continue to pull in revenue. So let's take a closer look at the company's total financial health. And the best way to do that is by looking at its balance sheet... Adobe Systems’ cash comes in at $6 billion and the company's debt is $2 billion...

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Adobe Systems’ cash pile is larger than its total debt. This and a steady cash flow has allowed the company to buy back shares.

<strong>What is Adobe Systems Stock Worth?</strong>

Let's look at a few key ratios to determine the value of Adobe Systems stock…

<strong>Price-to-Earnings (P/E):</strong> This ratio comes in at 60.82 for Adobe Systems. That's high. A high P/E ratio shows that investors are already expecting high earnings growth.

<strong>Price-to-Book (P/B):</strong> This ratio is a cornerstone for value investors. A lower number here indicates a better value play. And at 13.08, Adobe Systems looks expensive… but P/B varies greatly based on the industry.

These two metrics are a great place to start when valuing a company... but your analysis should go much deeper...

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