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Last $96.79 USD
Change Today -2.71 / -2.73%
Volume 2.2M
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western digital corp (WDC) Snapshot

Open
$98.87
Previous Close
$99.51
Day High
$99.24
Day Low
$96.43
52 Week High
12/19/14 - $114.69
52 Week Low
05/9/14 - $80.78
Market Cap
22.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.2M
EPS TTM
$6.79
Shares Outstanding
231.0M
EX-Date
03/31/15
P/E TM
14.3x
Dividend
$2.00
Dividend Yield
1.76%
Current Stock Chart for WESTERN DIGITAL CORP (WDC)

western digital corp (WDC) Details

Western Digital Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells data storage solutions that enable consumers, businesses, governments, and other organizations to create, manage, experience, and preserve digital content. It provides hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives for desktop and notebook personal computers (PCs), and performance enterprise and capacity enterprise markets. The company also offers HDDs used in consumer electronics, such as DVRs, gaming consoles, security surveillance, systems, set top boxes, camcorders, multi-function printers, and entertainment and automobile navigation systems. In addition, it provides HDDs embedded into WD, HGST, and G-Technology branded external storage appliances with capacities ranging from 500 GB to 24 TB, as well as using various interfaces, such as USB 2.0, USB 3.0, external SATA, FireWire, Thunderbolt, and Ethernet network connections. The company sells its products to computer manufacturers, resellers, and retailers worldwide. It serves storage subsystem suppliers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Internet and social media infrastructure players, and PC and Mac OEMs providers. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

80,767 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/28/15
Founded in 1970

western digital corp (WDC) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
President of HGST
Total Annual Compensation: $714.2K
President of the Western Digital
Total Annual Compensation: $576.6K
Executive Vice President of Strategy & Corpor...
Total Annual Compensation: $453.6K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

western digital corp (WDC) Key Developments

Western Digital Corporation Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2015

Western Digital Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported, net revenue of $3,550,000 against $3,703,000 a year ago. Operating income was $421,000 against $419,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $412,000 against $406,000 a year ago. Net income was $384,000 or $1.63 per diluted share against $375,000 or $1.55 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $684,000 against $697,000 a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was $150,000 against $161,000 a year ago. Non-GAAP net income was $441,000 or $1.87 per diluted share against $470,000 or $1.94 per diluted share a year ago. For the nine months, the company reported, net revenue of $11,381,000 against $11,479,000 a year ago. Operating income was $1,356,000 against $1,439,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $1,330,000 against $1,405,000 a year ago. Net income was $1,245,000 or $5.23 per diluted share against $1,300,000 or $5.37 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $1,754,000 against $2,104,000 a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was $456,000 against $467,000 a year ago. Non-GAAP net income was $1,484,000 or $6.24 per diluted share against $1,516,000 or $6.26 per diluted share a year ago.

Western Digital Corporation Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter Ending June 2015

Western Digital Corporation provided earnings guidance for the fourth quarter ending June 2015. For the period, the company expects revenue to be in the range of $3.3 billion to $3.4 billion. Excluding the amortization of intangibles, gross margin percentage to be around the midpoint of business model of 27% to 32%. The company estimates non-GAAP earnings per share of between $1.50 and $1.60 for the June quarter.

Western Digital Introduces Wd Purple NV

Western Digital introduced WD Purple NV, a purpose-built line of 3.5-inch, high-capacity 4 TB and 6 TB hard drives for the greater demands of scalable network video recorder (NVR) surveillance systems. Compared with standard WD Purple drives, the new member of the WD's surveillance video recording family of drives, WD Purple NV, is designed for larger-scale network surveillance systems utilizing higher hard drive bay counts and greater numbers of attached cameras, which demand increased storage capacity and durability. The new drives' high capacities also enable long video retention periods for analysis and reference. WD Purple NV is also designed to withstand the demands of always-on digital NVR recording environments. It offers low power consumption and many advanced performance features typically reserved for higher end surveillance storage. WD optimized the WD Purple NV line of hard drives for NVR digital surveillance systems to improve high-definition video playback for high-camera-count applications. NVR surveillance systems can produce incredible amounts of data which makes the WD Purple NV hard drives a perfect solution for NVR systems needing high quality recording and playback and high capacity storage. WD Purple NV hard drives are equipped with an array of exclusive WD technologies, including: AllFrame - When combined with ATA streaming support, AllFrame™ technology helps to reduce video footage loss with a proprietary cache policy management technology to help improve data flow and playback. WD Purple includes exclusive firmware upgrades that protect against video pixilation and interruptions within a surveillance system. Premium Protection - Designed with tarnish-resistant components, WD Purple NV offers premium protection in harsh environments where surveillance systems can be installed. Support for High-Camera-Count Systems - WD Purple NV hard drives are optimized to support systems utilizing high numbers of high-definition surveillance cameras, giving the flexibility to upgrade and expand security system in the future. Higher storage capacities also allow to store the surveillance footage for a longer period of time, especially in situations when every second counts.

 

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