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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.84
STX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 2655 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. STX: 0.84 )
STX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.56   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.84

Equity to Asset 0.34
STX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. STX: 0.34 )
STX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.34

0.22
0.58
Interest Coverage 9.11
STX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 1642 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 116.00 vs. STX: 9.11 )
STX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.77   Max: 9999.99
Current: 9.11

3.77
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.80
M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
17.37%
54.14%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 16.65
STX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2656 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. STX: 16.65 )
STX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -27.18   Max: 20.8
Current: 16.65

-27.18
20.8
Net-margin (%) 14.30
STX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2656 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. STX: 14.30 )
STX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -31.87   Max: 19.16
Current: 14.3

-31.87
19.16
ROE (%) 69.36
STX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 2616 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. STX: 69.36 )
STX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -101.79   Max: 96.04
Current: 69.36

-101.79
96.04
ROA (%) 21.30
STX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2668 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. STX: 21.30 )
STX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.32   Max: 29.61
Current: 21.3

-36.32
29.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 85.38
STX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2664 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. STX: 85.38 )
STX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -101.97   Max: 109.13
Current: 85.38

-101.97
109.13
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 19.00
STX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1918 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. STX: 19.00 )
STX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 19.2
Current: 19

0
19.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 31.80
STX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1554 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. STX: 31.80 )
STX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 31.8
Current: 31.8

0
31.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 60.70
STX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. STX: 60.70 )
STX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 60.7
Current: 60.7

0
60.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

STX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 8,006 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 2,310,000 sh (+126.47%)
John Hussman 350,000 sh (+40%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,687,520 sh (+3.1%)
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 3,745 sh (-6.82%)
David Dreman 3,861 sh (-23.32%)
Joel Greenblatt 83,990 sh (-35.81%)
John Buckingham 121,730 sh (-42.11%)
Jeremy Grantham 35,700 sh (-60.96%)
Steven Cohen 2,640 sh (-92.54%)
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Q2 2014

STX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 22,649 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 15,033 sh (+87.77%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,715,520 sh (+1.04%)
John Buckingham 122,955 sh (+1.01%)
John Hussman Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 13,782 sh (-83.59%)
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Q3 2014

STX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Hussman 150,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,543 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 19,266 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 24,999 sh (+81.39%)
John Buckingham 123,900 sh (+0.77%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,715,520 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 22,527 sh (-0.54%)
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Q4 2014

STX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 660,593 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,799,820 sh (+3.1%)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
John Buckingham 122,756 sh (-0.92%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 21,596 sh (-4.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 12,744 sh (-49.02%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with STX

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mariko Gordon 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$51.96 - $68.82 $ 58.82-5%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Reduce -49.02%0.01%$51.96 - $68.82 $ 58.82-5%12744
John Hussman 2014-09-30 New Buy0.73%$56.255 - $62.58 $ 58.82-1%150000
Mariko Gordon 2014-09-30 New Buy0.05%$56.255 - $62.58 $ 58.82-1%19266
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 81.39%0.01%$56.255 - $62.58 $ 58.82-1%24999
Ken Heebner 2014-06-30 Sold Out 3.5%$49.28 - $57.39 $ 58.829%0
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.5%$49.28 - $57.39 $ 58.829%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -83.59%0.06%$49.28 - $57.39 $ 58.829%13782
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$49.28 - $57.39 $ 58.829%0
Ken Heebner 2014-03-31 Add 126.47%1.95%$49.03 - $61.24 $ 58.8210%2310000
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Add 40%0.43%$49.03 - $61.24 $ 58.8210%350000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -35.81%0.06%$49.03 - $61.24 $ 58.8210%83990
Mariko Gordon 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$49.03 - $61.24 $ 58.8210%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Reduce -23.32%$49.03 - $61.24 $ 58.8210%3861
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 9.70
STX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 34.10 vs. STX: 9.70 )
STX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 39
Current: 9.7

2.32
39
Forward P/E 11.40
STX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. STX: 11.40 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.20
STX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 34.00 vs. STX: 10.20 )
STX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 39.13
Current: 10.2

2.33
39.13
P/B 5.30
STX's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. STX: 5.30 )
STX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 8.05
Current: 5.3

0.44
8.05
P/S 1.40
STX's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. STX: 1.40 )
STX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.63
Current: 1.4

0.14
1.63
PFCF 8.10
STX's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 92.69 vs. STX: 8.10 )
STX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 286.89
Current: 8.1

2.2
286.89
POCF 6.76
STX's POCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 20.03 vs. STX: 6.76 )
STX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 19.72
Current: 6.76

1.07
19.72
EV-to-EBIT 8.17
STX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. STX: 8.17 )
STX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3.6   Max: 37.2
Current: 8.17

-3.6
37.2
Shiller P/E 15.00
STX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. STX: 15.00 )
STX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 50.67
Current: 15

2.48
50.67
Current Ratio 2.35
STX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 2653 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. STX: 2.35 )
STX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 2.41
Current: 2.35

1.22
2.41
Quick Ratio 1.95
STX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 2653 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. STX: 1.95 )
STX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2
Current: 1.95

0.96
2
Days Inventory 35.54
STX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
87% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 76.14 vs. STX: 35.54 )
STX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 14.09   Max: 34.13
Current: 35.54

14.09
34.13
Days Sales Outstanding 47.05
STX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 81.37 vs. STX: 47.05 )
STX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.38   Max: 57.29
Current: 47.05

34.38
57.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.20
STX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 1756 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. STX: 3.20 )
STX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 14.79
Current: 3.2

0.15
14.79
Dividend Payout 0.30
STX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. STX: 0.30 )
STX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 6.67
Current: 0.3

0.08
6.67
Dividend growth (3y) 110.10
STX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. STX: 110.10 )
STX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 110.1
Current: 110.1

0
110.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.20
STX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1809 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. STX: 3.20 )
STX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 14.79
Current: 3.2

0.15
14.79
Share Buyback Rate 9.40
STX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. STX: 9.40 )
STX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -5.6
Current: 9.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 8.00
STX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. STX: 8.00 )
STX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 11.66
Current: 8

1.25
11.66
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
STX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. STX: 0.70 )
STX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.7

0.2
1.17
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
STX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. STX: 1.40 )
STX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.96
Current: 1.4

0.2
1.96
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
STX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. STX: 0.50 )
STX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.5

0.3
0.67
Price/Graham Number 1.80
STX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. STX: 1.80 )
STX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 3.58
Current: 1.8

0.55
3.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.80
STX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. STX: 12.80 )
STX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 35.9
Current: 12.8

2.7
35.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 28.78
STX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. STX: 28.78 )
STX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6   Max: 47.5
Current: 28.78

6
47.5

Analyst Estimate

Jun15 Jun16 Jun17
Revenue(Mil) 14,490 14,853 14,890
EPS($) 4.88 5.40 5.45
EPS without NRI($) 4.88 5.40 5.45

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Data Storage
Compare:WDC, EMC, NTAP, SNDK, STEC » details
Traded in other countries:STT.Germany,
Seagate Technology PLC was founded in 1979. The Company is a provider of electronic data storage solutions. Its products include hard disk drives, commonly referred to as disk drives, hard drives or HDDs. Hard disk drives are devices that store digitally encoded data on rapidly rotating disks with magnetic surfaces. It produces a range of electronic data storage products addressing enterprise applications, where its products are designed for enterprise servers, mainframes and workstations; client compute applications, where its products are designed for desktop and notebook computers; and client non-compute applications, where its products are designed for a variety of end user devices such as digital video recorders (DVRs), gaming consoles, personal data backup systems, portable external storage systems and digital media systems. It also provides data storage services for small- to medium-sized businesses, including online backup, data protection and recovery solutions. The Company competes with companies in the electronic data storage industry that provide alternative storage solutions, such as flash memory and SSDs. The Company's operations are subject to U.S. and foreign laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment, including those governing discharges of pollutants into the air and water, the management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes and the cleanup of contaminated sites.

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