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WD hard drive shipments up 62 percent

Posted on Friday, April 23 2010 @ 12:15:20 CEST by

Western Digital reported a fiscal third quarter revenue of $2.6 billion and net income of $400 million, or $1.71 per share. Revenue soared 66 percent while hard drive shipments jumped 62 percent, compared to the same period a year earlier.
Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today reported revenue of $2.6 billion, hard drive shipments of 51.1 million units and net income of $400 million, or $1.71 per share, for its third fiscal quarter ended Apr. 2, 2010. In the year-ago quarter, the company reported revenue of $1.6 billion, hard drive shipments of 31.6 million units, and net income of $50 million, or $0.22 per share.

The company generated $588 million in cash from operations during the third quarter, ending with total cash and cash equivalents of $2.8 billion.

John Coyne, president and chief executive officer, said: "With market demand stronger than anticipated in the March quarter, our large-scale vertical integration, agile business model and product breadth allowed us to respond to this upside opportunity and again grow our share of the overall hard drive market.

"We believe that 2010 will continue to be a strong year for digital storage," said Coyne. "We will maintain our focus on facilitating our customers' growth and making them successful while at the same time achieving sustained profitability for WD."


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Re: WD hard drive shipments up 62 percent
by Anonymous on Saturday, April 24 2010 @ 02:20:24 CEST
Lordy can we please get WD branded 7200rpm 500 and 640 2.5" drives for notebooks?



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