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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.66
STX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. STX: 0.66 )
STX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.56   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.66

Equity to Asset 0.28
STX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 2478 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. STX: 0.28 )
STX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.28

0.22
0.58
Interest Coverage 9.77
STX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 76.29 vs. STX: 9.77 )
STX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.77   Max: 9999.99
Current: 9.77

3.77
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.67
M-Score: -2.94
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 (%) 14.57
STX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2464 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. STX: 14.57 )
STX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -27.18   Max: 20.8
Current: 14.57

-27.18
20.8
Net-margin (%) 12.81
STX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. STX: 12.81 )
STX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -31.87   Max: 19.16
Current: 12.81

-31.87
19.16
ROE (%) 52.59
STX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 2428 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. STX: 52.59 )
STX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -201.09   Max: 81.84
Current: 52.59

-201.09
81.84
ROA (%) 19.89
STX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2466 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. STX: 19.89 )
STX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -44.09   Max: 28.32
Current: 19.89

-44.09
28.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 72.48
STX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. STX: 72.48 )
STX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -104.14   Max: 100.91
Current: 72.48

-104.14
100.91
Revenue Growth (%) 19.20
STX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. STX: 19.20 )
STX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 19.2
Current: 19.2

0
19.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 15.90
STX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. STX: 15.90 )
STX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 22.8
Current: 15.9

0
22.8
EPS Growth (%) 15.40
STX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. STX: 15.40 )
STX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 57.6
Current: 15.4

0
57.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

STX Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 440,879 sh (New)
John Hussman 750,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 15,551 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 66,000 sh (+534.62%)
Jim Simons 2,833,100 sh (+13.54%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,303,820 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham 196,778 sh (-2.01%)
Charles Brandes 3,822,760 sh (-8.75%)
David Einhorn 5,392,100 sh (-35.59%)
Jeremy Grantham 42,548 sh (-77.12%)
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Q2 2013

STX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 452,094 sh (+2.54%)
Jim Simons 2,871,400 sh (+1.35%)
Chuck Royce 66,000 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham 196,782 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 25,471 sh (-40.14%)
Charles Brandes 1,737,924 sh (-54.54%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 798,464 sh (-65.34%)
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Q3 2013

STX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 4,489 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 5,306 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 28,221 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,606,820 sh (+226.48%)
John Buckingham 211,520 sh (+7.49%)
Jeremy Grantham 27,316 sh (+7.24%)
Chuck Royce 66,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 115,000 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 269,812 sh (-40.32%)
Jim Simons 1,417,600 sh (-50.63%)
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Q4 2013

STX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ken Heebner 1,020,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 5,035 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 35,371 sh (+687.95%)
Jeremy Grantham 91,445 sh (+234.77%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,606,820 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Buckingham 210,282 sh (-0.59%)
Mariko Gordon 22,935 sh (-18.73%)
Pioneer Investments 4,019 sh (-24.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 130,847 sh (-51.5%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with STX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 New Buy1%$44.79 - $56.53 $ 55.5712%250000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -51.5%0.2%$44.79 - $56.53 $ 55.5712%130847
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$44.79 - $56.53 $ 55.5712%5035
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.98%$38.09 - $47.52 $ 55.5732%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -40.32%0.35%$38.09 - $47.52 $ 55.5732%269812
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 226.48%0.23%$38.09 - $47.52 $ 55.5732%2606820
Mariko Gordon 2013-09-30 New Buy0.06%$38.09 - $47.52 $ 55.5732%28221
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1%$33.93 - $44.99 $ 55.5738%0
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Reduce -54.54%0.93%$33.93 - $44.99 $ 55.5738%1737924
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Reduce -65.34%0.18%$33.93 - $44.99 $ 55.5738%798464
John Hussman 2013-03-31 New Buy1%$30.42 - $37.89 $ 55.5764%750000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.82%$30.42 - $37.89 $ 55.5764%440879
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Guru Investment Theses on Seagate Technology PLC

David Einhorn on Seagate Technology - May 31, 2012

From David Einhorn's first quarter 2012 letter:

Seagate Technology (STX) was the other significant winner during the quarter. It is STX's normal practice on earnings calls to provide financial commentary looking ahead only one quarter. However, in January, STX shared its financial outlook for all of calendar year 2012,forecasting revenues of $20 billion. The prior consensus was for less than $15 billion. A good chunk of the increased forecast comes from higher pricing enabled by the industry shortage following the floods in Thailand last year.

STX also announced that it would be using some of its excess cash to ramp up its stock repurchase program, with a target of decreasing outstanding shares by 25%. When business conditions eventually normalize, the lower share count will enable STX to generate higher earnings per share.

Though the shares advanced from $16.40 to $26.96 during the quarter, the share price remains at a very low multiple of both near-term and longer term earnings. Based on our somewhat more conservative revenue outlook in 2012, we expect earnings to reach $10-$15 per share this calendar year, before settling at an average of about $5 per share in future years when the industry shortage will have ended.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.60
STX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. STX: 12.60 )
STX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 39
Current: 12.6

2.32
39
P/B 7.50
STX's P/B is ranked lower than
83% of the 2370 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. STX: 7.50 )
STX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 8.63
Current: 7.5

0.44
8.63
P/S 1.50
STX's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 2534 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. STX: 1.50 )
STX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.5

0.14
2.15
PFCF 10.50
STX's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. STX: 10.50 )
STX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 286.89
Current: 10.5

2.2
286.89
EV-to-EBIT 10.80
STX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. STX: 10.80 )
STX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 37.2
Current: 10.8

2.8
37.2
Shiller P/E 26.70
STX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. STX: 26.70 )
STX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 50.67
Current: 26.7

2.48
50.67

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.90
STX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. STX: 2.90 )
STX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 14.79
Current: 2.9

0.43
14.79
Dividend Payout 0.27
STX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
64% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. STX: 0.27 )
STX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 6.67
Current: 0.27

0.08
6.67
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.90
STX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1644 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. STX: 2.90 )
STX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 14.79
Current: 2.9

0.43
14.79
Share Buyback Rate 9.40
STX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 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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Price/Tangible Book 10.80
STX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 2297 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. STX: 10.80 )
STX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 10.93
Current: 10.8

1.25
10.93
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
STX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. STX: 0.90 )
STX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.2
Current: 0.9

0.2
1.2
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
STX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 2361 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. STX: 1.50 )
STX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.5

0.2
1.99
Price/Graham Number 2.30
STX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. STX: 2.30 )
STX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 3.58
Current: 2.3

0.55
3.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.30
STX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2081 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. STX: 9.30 )
STX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 35.9
Current: 9.3

2.7
35.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.70
STX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. STX: 4.70 )
STX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 57.2
Current: 4.7

4.1
57.2

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Data Storage
Compare:WDC, EMC, NTAP, SNDK, STEC » details
Traded in other countries:STT.Germany
Seagate Technology PLC is a provider of electronic data storage products. 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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