For the quarter ended Nov. 27 Adobe earned an adjusted $2.81 a share as revenue rose 14% to $3.42 billion.
Analysts surveyed by FactSet were expecting adjusted earnings of $2.66 a share on revenue of $3.36 billion.
With three "growing categories" -- creativity, digital documents and customer experience management -- "we are well-positioned to capture the massive market opportunity ahead of us in 2021 and beyond," Chief Executive Shantanu Narayen said in a statement.
The digital-media segment saw revenue of $2.5 billion in the quarter, up 20% year over year.
The company also guided analysts and investors to first quarter earnings of $2.78 a share on revenue of $3.75 billion.
Analysts in the FactSet survey were expecting earnings of $2.59 a share on revenue of $3.5 billion.
The business has proved resilient and the company has operated with discipline and derived insights from real-time data, Adobe's executive vice president and chief financial officer, John Murphy, said. "[We] look forward to delivering strong top- and bottom-line growth in 2021."
For fiscal 2021, the company expects earnings of $11.20 a share on revenue of $15.15 billion. Analysts are expecting earnings of $11.17 per share on revenue of $14.78 billion.
At last check Adobe shares were trading off 0.5% at $481.50. They'd closed regular Wednesday trading off 2.3%. They've nearly doubled off their 52-week low above $255, set in mid-March. The 52-week high is nearly $537, set in early September.