Adobe Inc. (ADBE)’s Financial Results Comparing With Twilio Inc. (NYSE:TWLO)

Both Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE) and Twilio Inc. (NYSE:TWLO) are each other’s competitor in the Application Software industry. Thus the contrast of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Adobe Inc. 280 13.46 N/A 5.42 55.15
Twilio Inc. 132 20.06 N/A -1.31 0.00

Table 1 highlights Adobe Inc. and Twilio Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 provides us Adobe Inc. and Twilio Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Adobe Inc. 0.00% 27.9% 14.5%
Twilio Inc. 0.00% -11.6% -7.5%


Adobe Inc. has a Current Ratio of 0.7 and a Quick Ratio of 0.7. Competitively, Twilio Inc.’s Current Ratio is 5.8 and has 5.8 Quick Ratio. Twilio Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Adobe Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The Recommendations and Ratings for Adobe Inc. and Twilio Inc. are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Adobe Inc. 0 4 12 2.75
Twilio Inc. 0 1 8 2.89

$308.06 is Adobe Inc.’s average target price while its potential upside is 9.07%. Competitively Twilio Inc. has an average target price of $153.11, with potential upside of 18.05%. The results from earlier shows that analysts opinion suggest that Twilio Inc. seems more appealing than Adobe Inc.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 89.6% of Adobe Inc. shares and 73.9% of Twilio Inc. shares. Adobe Inc.’s share held by insiders are 0.1%. Comparatively, Twilio Inc. has 0.5% of it’s share held by insiders.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Adobe Inc. -3.68% -0.7% 5.47% 23.15% 23.33% 32.1%
Twilio Inc. -5.76% 1.64% 8.2% 33.99% 139.84% 55.78%

For the past year Adobe Inc. has weaker performance than Twilio Inc.

Adobe Systems Incorporated operates as a diversified software company worldwide. Its Digital Media segment provides tools and solutions that enable individuals, small and medium businesses, and enterprises to create, publish, promote, and monetize their digital content. This segmentÂ’s flagship product is Creative Cloud, a subscription service that allows customers to download and install the latest versions of its creative products. This segment serves traditional content creators, Web application developers, and digital media professionals, as well as their management in marketing departments and agencies, companies, and publishers. The companyÂ’s Digital Marketing segment offers solutions for how digital advertising and marketing are created, managed, executed, measured, and optimized. This segment provides analytics, social marketing, targeting, advertising and media optimization, digital experience management, cross-channel campaign management, and audience management solutions, as well as video delivery and monetization to digital marketers, advertisers, publishers, merchandisers, Web analysts, chief marketing officers, chief information officers, and chief revenue officers. Its Print and Publishing segment offers products and services, such as eLearning solutions, technical document publishing, Web application development, and high-end printing, as well as publishing needs of technical and business, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) printing businesses. The company markets and licenses its products and services directly to enterprise customers through its sales force, as well as to end-users through app stores and through its Website at It also distributes products and services through a network of distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators, independent software vendors, retailers, and OEMs. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Twilio Inc. provides a cloud communications platform that enables developers to build, scale, and operate communications within software applications through the cloud in the United States and internationally. The companyÂ’s programmable communications cloud provides a range of products that enable developers to embed voice, messaging, video, and authentication capabilities into their applications through application programming interfaces. It also provides use case products, such as a two-factor authentication solution. Twilio Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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