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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 2.34
WDC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 2206 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. WDC: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WDC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 3.15 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.34
Equity to Asset 0.62
WDC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 2187 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. WDC: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WDC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.16  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.62
-0.16
0.76
Interest Coverage 26.86
WDC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 1334 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 156.90 vs. WDC: 26.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WDC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.22  Med: 50.50 Max: 169.44
Current: 26.86
19.22
169.44
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.37
M-Score: -2.80
WACC vs ROIC
9.14%
14.70%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 9.72
WDC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. WDC: 9.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WDC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.96  Med: 9.75 Max: 15.48
Current: 9.72
6.96
15.48
Net-margin (%) 8.98
WDC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2196 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. WDC: 8.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WDC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.31  Med: 10.18 Max: 14.03
Current: 8.98
6.31
14.03
ROE (%) 9.89
WDC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. WDC: 9.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WDC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.59  Med: 21.91 Max: 42.53
Current: 9.89
12.59
42.53
ROA (%) 6.02
WDC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2220 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. WDC: 6.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WDC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.94  Med: 12.70 Max: 22.62
Current: 6.02
6.94
22.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.22
WDC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2215 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 10.53 vs. WDC: 30.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WDC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.6  Med: 53.62 Max: 82.54
Current: 30.22
31.6
82.54
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.50
WDC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1972 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WDC: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WDC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.7  Med: 14.30 Max: 31.8
Current: 6.5
-46.7
31.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.80
WDC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1528 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. WDC: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WDC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.6  Med: 31.45 Max: 127.7
Current: 2.8
-2.6
127.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.10
WDC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1348 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. WDC: -2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WDC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.6  Med: 27.90 Max: 62.1
Current: -2.1
-54.6
62.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

WDC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ray Dalio 54,639 sh (+260.92%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,504 sh (+188.62%)
David Dreman 6,248 sh (+101.94%)
Joel Greenblatt 823,910 sh (+100.69%)
Steven Cohen 20,800 sh (+27.61%)
FPA Capital Fund 573,500 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund 115,400 sh (-3.03%)
Charles Brandes 1,202,113 sh (-3.45%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,141,358 sh (-9.86%)
Pioneer Investments 235,657 sh (-35.27%)
RS Investment Management 18,160 sh (-65.61%)
Jim Simons 62,400 sh (-88.34%)
Chuck Royce 15 sh (-99.99%)
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Q2 2015

WDC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 29,106 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 3,496 sh (New)
Jim Simons 210,500 sh (+237.34%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,000 sh (+139.87%)
RS Investment Management 33,350 sh (+83.65%)
Charles Brandes 1,599,937 sh (+33.09%)
David Dreman 7,220 sh (+15.56%)
Pioneer Investments 242,396 sh (+2.86%)
Joel Greenblatt 840,542 sh (+2.02%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 1,136,058 sh (-0.46%)
FPA Capital Fund 540,100 sh (-5.82%)
Ray Dalio 49,639 sh (-9.15%)
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Q3 2015

WDC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 389,600 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 6,332 sh (+81.12%)
Ray Dalio 87,339 sh (+75.95%)
Charles Brandes 2,351,688 sh (+46.99%)
Pioneer Investments 347,557 sh (+43.38%)
David Dreman 9,288 sh (+28.64%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,244,290 sh (+9.53%)
FPA Capital Fund 590,480 sh (+9.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,238 sh (+1.32%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund 106,000 sh (-8.15%)
Joel Greenblatt 746,585 sh (-11.18%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 24,792 sh (-14.82%)
Jim Simons 169,100 sh (-19.67%)
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Q4 2015

WDC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 875,000 sh (New)
FPA Capital Fund 590,480 sh (unchged)
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Guru Investment Theses on Western Digital Corp

FPA Capital Fund Comments on Western Digital Corp - Feb 09, 2016

Now, let’s turn our attention to WDC. WDC (NASDAQ:WDC) is a stock the Fund has owned for a decade and one from which we have extracted substantial realized gains over the years. In October, WDC announced they would acquire Sandisk (NASDAQ:SNDK) for $19 billion, and many shareholders were surprised by WDC’s decision.

SNDK (NASDAQ:SNDK) is a major player in the NAND flash market and holds some of the most important NAND patents, for which it receives royalties, but some investors believe SNDK is lagging Samsung’s new NAND flash chip architecture (called 3D). NAND flash semiconductor chips are the chips used in Apple iPhones, Android phones, iPads, digital cameras, and a host of other technology equipment to store information and images.

Our perspective is that WDC will be able save a substantial amount of money by having a captive source of NAND flash chips for its enterprise Solid-state Drive (SSD) products. The company believes it will save $30 million for every $100 million of enterprise SSD revenues it achieves. WDC currently has approximately $1 billion of enterprise SSD sales, and storage analysts believe the market could triple in size over the next five years. Assuming WDC maintains its market share and industry analysts are correct about the growth rate for enterprise SSDs, we believe WDC could save upwards of $1 billion within five years by acquiring SNDK. If one were to capitalize the potential $1 billion savings at a 10x multiple, WDC would be paying an adjusted $9 billion for the existing SNDK business or roughly 6x SNDK’s last twelve-months EBITDA.

Furthermore, WDC is among the largest companies in the enterprise SSD niche, and the company will be able to leverage its customer base, industry knowledge, and software it has in the enterprise Hard-disk Drive (HDD) business to go after adjacent markets with new SSD products and capture more growth and profitability in the future. These potential revenue synergies are real but difficult to quantify in a fast-growing market, and we have not incorporated them into our valuation analysis.

Paradoxically, other investors sold off WDC because HDDs are slowly being replaced by SSDs. While we do not think it as simple as one SSD replacing one HDD, even if that were the case, WDC’s acquisition of SNDK mitigates that risk. Frankly, the demand for storage is growing so fast that both technologies will be required years into the future, and in the some ways demand for HDDs is being enhanced by newer, faster SSDs that are opening up new markets like hyper-scale computing and big-data analytics.

Based on the current revenues of both companies, the recent announcement by the Chinese regulator MOFCOM4 to allow WDC to fully integrate its two separate HDD businesses, and the cost, but not revenue, synergies of combining WDC with SNDK, we believe WDC owner’s earning could reach over $10 per share after the deal closes. Thus, with WDC trading down to $60, and less recently, we believe the shares are attractively priced and we added to the position in the fourth quarter.

From FPA Capital Fund (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2015 commentary.

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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 7.18
WDC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1972 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. WDC: 7.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WDC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.33  Med: 10.43 Max: 21.39
Current: 7.18
2.33
21.39
Forward P/E 6.31
WDC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 13.91 vs. WDC: 6.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 7.18
WDC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. WDC: 7.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WDC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.33  Med: 10.43 Max: 21.37
Current: 7.18
2.33
21.37
P/B 0.98
WDC's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 2549 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. WDC: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WDC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 2.22 Max: 5.88
Current: 0.98
0.81
5.88
P/S 0.68
WDC's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 2549 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. WDC: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WDC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.20 Max: 2.37
Current: 0.68
0.37
2.37
PFCF 6.99
WDC's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 15.12 vs. WDC: 6.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WDC' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 9.47 Max: 50.02
Current: 6.99
2.7
50.02
POCF 4.83
WDC's POCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 10.84 vs. WDC: 4.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WDC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.58  Med: 5.95 Max: 13.74
Current: 4.83
1.58
13.74
EV-to-EBIT 5.30
WDC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 12.41 vs. WDC: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WDC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 10.10 Max: 20.6
Current: 5.3
1.9
20.6
EV-to-EBITDA 3.16
WDC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
90% of the 2241 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9.08 vs. WDC: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WDC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 6.60 Max: 13.2
Current: 3.16
1.3
13.2
PEG 0.75
WDC's PEG is ranked higher than
69% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. WDC: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WDC' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.34 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.75
0.05
1.29
Shiller P/E 8.75
WDC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 23.56 vs. WDC: 8.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WDC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.75  Med: 19.01 Max: 3893
Current: 8.75
8.75
3893
Current Ratio 2.68
WDC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. WDC: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WDC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.63 Max: 3.48
Current: 2.68
0.92
3.48
Quick Ratio 2.29
WDC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 2184 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. WDC: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WDC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.36 Max: 3.18
Current: 2.29
0.55
3.18
Days Inventory 64.40
WDC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 2146 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 73.25 vs. WDC: 64.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WDC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.54  Med: 25.83 Max: 45.74
Current: 64.4
18.54
45.74
Days Sales Outstanding 58.89
WDC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 77.66 vs. WDC: 58.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WDC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.37  Med: 45.94 Max: 69.15
Current: 58.89
38.37
69.15
Days Payable 89.88
WDC's Days Payable is ranked higher than
76% of the 1905 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 58.87 vs. WDC: 89.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WDC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 65.66  Med: 67.42 Max: 114.5
Current: 89.88
65.66
114.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.98
WDC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 2017 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. WDC: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WDC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.42 Max: 4.98
Current: 4.98
0.6
4.98
Dividend Payout 0.34
WDC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 1359 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. WDC: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WDC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.34
0.12
0.53
Forward Dividend Yield 4.98
WDC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
71% of the 1754 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. WDC: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.98
WDC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 2049 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. WDC: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WDC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.42 Max: 4.98
Current: 4.98
0.6
4.98
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.10
WDC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. WDC: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WDC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.9  Med: -1.30 Max: 12
Current: 1.1
-53.9
12

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.05
WDC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 2005 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. WDC: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
WDC' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 8.33 Max: 52.22
Current: 3.05
1.89
52.22
Price/Tangible Book 1.42
WDC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 2538 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. WDC: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WDC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 3.59 Max: 251
Current: 1.42
0.93
251
Price/Projected FCF 0.39
WDC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 1301 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. WDC: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WDC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.73 Max: 16.28
Current: 0.39
0.36
16.28
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.29
WDC's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
96% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WDC: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.73
WDC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 2548 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. WDC: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WDC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.91
Current: 0.73
0.14
1.91
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.42
WDC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. WDC: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WDC' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.42 Max: 1.75
Current: 0.42
0.14
1.75
Price/Graham Number 0.82
WDC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 1985 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WDC: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WDC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.30 Max: 13.54
Current: 0.82
0.21
13.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 18.93
WDC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2190 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. WDC: 18.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WDC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 9.90 Max: 53.9
Current: 18.93
4.9
53.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 33.37
WDC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1137 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 6.14 vs. WDC: 33.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WDC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 34.90 Max: 60
Current: 33.37
1.5
60

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $14115
EPS $ 5.62
Beta1.19
Short Percentage of Float5.60%
52-Week Range $39.61 - 111.84
Shares Outstanding(Mil)231.72

Analyst Estimate

Jun16 Jun17 Jun18
Revenue(Mil) 12,925 12,805 11,022
EPS($) 6.31 6.37 4.86
EPS without NRI($) 6.31 6.37 4.86

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Data Storage
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Western Digital Corp a Delaware corporation was founded in 1970. The Company is a developer, manufacturer and provider of data storage solutions that enable consumers, businesses, governments and other organizations to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. The Company's product portfolio includes hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs). The HDDs are primary storage medium for digital content, with the use of solid-state storage products. The Company's products are marketed under the HGST, WD and G-Technology brand names and operate its business through subsidiaries. Its HDDs provide non-volatile data storage, which means that the data remains present when power is no longer applied to the device. Its SSDs use semiconductor, non-volatile media, rather than magnetic media and magnetic heads, to store and allow fast access to data without any moving parts. The Company through its subsidiary delivers high performance 10,000/15,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) drives targeting server and storage system OEMs, enterprise capacity drives for bulk storage applications for both hyperscale cloud customers and OEMs, helium sealed 6 terabyte (TB) products that improve capacity and other dimensions of total cost of ownership, mobile drives for the notebook, PC and gaming markets, and a G-Technology line of branded products for professional audiovisual users. In addition it delivers a line of SSDs for the high end of the performance market that includes 2.5" Serial Attached SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) (SAS) drives as well as Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) SSDs for the server market and embedded flash solutions. It also designs, manufacturers and provides hard drives for range of digital storage uses, from PCs and data centers to home video recorders and home network storage devices; and also packages these hard drives into consumer appliances, which offer portable, desktop and personal cloud storage for accessibility from anywhere and sharing functionality, as well as provide media playing devices to simplify enjoyment of personal content on televisions. The Company's Enterprise storage products consist of HDDs and SSDs for performance enterprise and capacity enterprise markets. Its enterprise storage solutions include performance drives which are optimized for performance applications. Within performance drives it offers factor drives which provide high capacity storage for data storage systems, and small form factor drives which provide a range of capacity and performance levels for use in enterprise servers, supporting high volume on-line transactions, data analysis and other enterprise applications. The Company also offers Client: Desktop and Notebook PCs including Client compute solutions consist of HDDs for desktop and mobile PCs, Branded Product Solutions consist of HDDs embedded into WD-, HGST- and G-Technology-branded external storage appliances with capacities ranging from
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