WD(R) Announces Record Quarterly Revenue of $2.2 Billion With Net Income of $288 Million, or $1.25 Per Share
Fiscal Q1 Revenue Up 5 Percent, Hard Drive Shipments Up 12 Percent, Net Income Up 36 Percent from Year-ago Quarter
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today reported record revenue of $2.2 billion, record hard drive shipments of 44.1 million units and net income of $288 million, or $1.25 per share, for its first fiscal quarter ended Oct. 2, 2009. In the year-ago quarter, the company reported revenue of $2.1 billion, unit shipments of 39.4 million, and net income of $211 million.
The company generated $434 million in cash from operations during the first quarter, ending with total cash and cash equivalents of $2.1 billion.
"For the second consecutive quarter, demand for hard drives was stronger than expected as the positive industry conditions that materialized in the June quarter continued throughout the September quarter," said John Coyne, president and chief executive officer. "We believe this demand is being driven primarily by consumers as a result of the growing social media phenomenon. This is creating demand in mobile and desktop PCs, branded products and enterprise storage. Hard drive inventories remain at historically low levels, reflecting industry discipline in managing supply and demand.
"In the September quarter, we leveraged our organization-wide agility to respond to unexpectedly robust demand and again generated strong financial results. As we enter the December quarter, demand remains strong and our product line-up, availability and cost profile position us to benefit from continuing growth opportunities."
Coyne noted that WD continues to realize tangible benefits from its investments in technology, products, processes and capacity over the last several years, enabled by the strongest balance sheet in the industry:
-- The company continues to lead the industry in time-to-market volume shipments of leading capacity points in all segments of the ATA drive market with its WD Scorpio® Blue(TM) 1 TB, 750 GB and 640 GB hard drives utilizing 333 GB-platter technology. Additionally, the company leads the market with shipments of its 2 TB 3.5-inch hard drives to the near-line enterprise, desktop, CE and external storage markets.
-- In branded products, WD continued to grow its business in fiscal Q1 even as it simultaneously refreshed its entire branded products line-up, positioning it well for continued growth entering the holiday season and in the year ahead. The company's stylish, new offerings include smaller, smarter, more portable and secure My Passport(TM) and My Book® solutions that feature new WD SmartWare(TM) backup, synchronization and content visualization software, hardware encryption and an innovative e-label display.
-- WD also expanded its line of media players with the introduction of the WD TV(TM) Mini Media Player, with support for RealVideo(TM) content playback, providing an affordable and convenient way for consumers to play their stored digital content, and the WD TV(TM) Live Media Player, featuring network connectivity and Full-HD 1080p resolution.
The investment community conference call to discuss these results will be broadcast live over the Internet today at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. The call will be accessible live and on an archived basis via the link below:
Audio Webcast: http://www.westerndigital.com/investor
Click on "Conference Calls"
Telephone Replay: 866-395-4175 (toll-free)
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and solid state drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. Its advanced technologies are configured into applications for client and enterprise computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well as its own consumer storage and media products.
WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital® and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's Web site (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
Latest News Posts
- Microsoft will use Windows 10 to sabotage Steam, says Epic Games boss
- Vizio acquired by LeEco, a Chinese electronics giant for $2 billion
- LG confirms $1.75 billion investment in flexible OLED displays
- $299 Xbox One S bundled with free copy of Halo 5, launches Aug 23
- Burnout creators begin work on new driving game with VR support
- PW-IE20AH51T0 compatible with PC-G70 ?
- D-Link DIR-879 EXO AC1900 Wireless Router Review
- Asrock z77 Extreme 6 Ram Overclocking Stuck at 2000mhz
- MDD BP5e 480GB M.2 SATA III SSD Review
- ASRock Beebox-S (Intel Core i5-6200U) Mini PC Review
- Polaris Nitro-charged - introducing the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 480
- AccelStor debuting NeoSapphire 3706-ES1 at Flash Memory Summit 2016
- Elitegroup ceremoniously launches ECS H110S-2P mini-STX motherboard and the all-new LIVA Pro Mini PC
- MSI announces custom GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards
- Seagate unveils the industry's broadest 10TB portfolio