Adobe outlook for fiscal 2019 satisfied expectations, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty points out that shares of Adobe Systems yesterday gained back the losses shown through the day in after-hours as management gave preliminary guidance for fiscal 2019, excluding the Marketo acquisition. The 20% revenue growth guidance and annual recurring revenue increase of $1.4B, combined with a lower than anticipated tax rate, "gives enough ammunition" to deliver $8 in earnings per share, "satisfying any expectations going into the event," Auty tells investors in a research note. From here, the analyst believes will remain focused on estimating the impact that Marketo will have on the business. He keeps a Neutral rating on Adobe with a $275 price target.