The company reported revenue of $3.23 billion, up 14% over the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $2.57 on a non-GAAP basis.
Adobe had been expected to report sales of $3.2 billion and adjusted earnings of $2.41 a share, based on a FactSet survey of 24 analysts.
In the same period a year ago, the company posted earnings of $2.05 a share on sales of $2.8 billion. It reported net income of $632.6 million.
“Adobe delivered the best Q3 in our history” Shantanu Narayen, Adobe's president and CEO, said in a statement. “We are confident that our leadership in the creative, document and customer experience management categories will drive continued momentum in 2020 and beyond.”
The company said its results were helped by a 19% rise in its Digital Media segment revenue to $2.34 billion.
For the fiscal fourth quarter, the company forecast revenue will rise to $3.35 billion while non-GAAP earnings per share are seen hitting $2.64.
Adobe said it expects digital media segment revenue to climb 18% in the fourth quarter from a year ago. In addition, it expects to see net new annualized recurring revenue (ARR) of about $540 million.
The company said it repurchased approximately 1.5 million shares during the fiscal third quarter.
Adobe shares were active in the after-hours session. The stock gained $13.09, or 2.63%, to $510.76 in late action. in the regular session, shares rose 2.4%.
For the year, Adobe shares have gained about 50%.