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Dec 14 (Reuters) - Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc on Thursday reported a better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, driven by strength in its digital media business.
The company's shares were up 1.9 percent in extended trading.
The shift to a cloud-based subscription has brought a more predictable revenue stream for Adobe, by selling its software through web-based subscriptions, and not through the sale of packaged-licensed software.
Revenue from Adobe's digital media business, which includes the software tools package Creative Cloud, rose 29.2 percent to $1.39 billion, beating analysts' estimate of $1.35 billion, according to financial data and analytics firm FactSet.
The company's net income rose to $501.5 million, or $1 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 1, from $399.6 million, or 80 cents per share, a year earlier.
Excluding items, Adobe earned $1.26 per share, beating the average analysts' estimate of $1.16, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Total revenue rose 25 percent to $2.01 billion, beating estimates of $1.95 billion. (Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)