This excerpt taken from the ADBE 8-K filed Dec 7, 2005.
Committee, occurring after the establishment of the Performance Goals applicable to the Performance Award. Performance Measures may be one or more of the following, as determined by the Committee:
(i) growth in revenue;
(ii) growth in the market price of the Stock;
(iii) operating margin;
(iv) gross margin;
(v) operating income;
(vi) pre-tax profit;
(vii) earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation;
(viii) net income;
(ix) total return on shares of Stock relative to the increase in an appropriate index as may be selected by the Committee;
(x) earnings per share;
(xi) return on stockholder equity;
(xii) return on net assets;
(xiv) return on capital;
(xv) economic value added;
(xvi) market share; and
(xvii) cash flow, as indicated by book earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
(b) Performance Targets. Performance Targets may include a minimum, maximum, target level and intermediate levels of performance, with the final value of a Performance Award determined under the applicable Performance Award Formula by the level attained during the applicable Performance Period. A Performance Target may be stated as an absolute value or as a value determined relative to a standard selected by the Committee.