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Western Digital Corporation (WDC) is a developer, manufacturer, and provider of data storage devices and solutions for businesses and consumers. The company offers hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices, such as desktop and notebook PCs, smart video systems, gaming consoles and set top boxes; flash-based embedded storage products for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs and other portable and wearable devices, automotive, IoT, industrial and connected home applications; and flash-based memory wafers and components. Its major brands include Western Digital, G-Technology, SanDisk, and WD.

TypePublic
Founded1970
HQSan Jose, CA, US
Websitewesterndigital.com
Overall CultureC

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2020)63,800(+4%)
Job Openings89
Revenue (FY, 2020)$16.7 B(+2%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)$63.8(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingDMore

Key People/Management at Western Digital

David Goeckeler

David Goeckeler

Chief Executive Officer
Robert Eulau

Robert Eulau

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael C. Ray

Michael C. Ray

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Siva Sivaram

Siva Sivaram

President, Technology and Strategy
Lori S. Sundberg

Lori S. Sundberg

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Robert W. Soderbery

Robert W. Soderbery

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Flash Business
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Western Digital Office Locations

Western Digital has offices in San Jose, Irvine, Milpitas, Newark and in 22 other locations
San Jose, CA, US (HQ)
5601 Great Oaks Pkwy
Irvine, CA, US
3355 Michelson Dr #100
Milpitas, CA, US
951 Sandisk Dr
Newark, CA, US
7999 Gateway Blvd #120
Redwood City, CA, US
2215 Broadway
San Jose, CA, US
5853 Rue Ferrari #5863
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Western Digital Financials and Metrics

Western Digital Revenue

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Western Digital's revenue was reported to be $16.74 b in FY, 2020 which is a 1% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2021)

4.1b

Gross profit (Q3, 2021)

1.1b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2021), %

26.4%

Net income (Q3, 2021)

197.0m

EBIT (Q3, 2021)

317.0m

Market capitalization (23-Jul-2021)

19.5b

Closing stock price (23-Jul-2021)

63.8

Cash (2-Apr-2021)

2.7b

EV

25.7b
Western Digital's current market capitalization is $19.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

20.6b16.6b16.7b

Revenue growth, %

8%(20%)1%

Cost of goods sold

12.9b12.8b13.0b

Gross profit

7.7b3.8b3.8b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021

Revenue

5.0b4.2b3.7b4.0b4.2b4.2b3.9b3.9b4.1b

Cost of goods sold

3.4b3.2b3.1b3.3b3.3b3.2b3.0b3.0b3.0b

Gross profit

1.7b1.0b579.0m758.0m935.0m1.0b904.0m960.0m1.1b

Gross profit Margin, %

33%25%16%19%22%24%23%24%26%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

5.0b3.5b3.0b

Accounts Receivable

2.2b1.2b2.4b

Inventories

2.9b3.3b3.1b

Current Assets

10.6b8.5b9.0b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021

Cash

4.6b4.0b3.7b3.2b3.1b2.9b3.0b3.0b2.7b

Accounts Receivable

2.2b1.7b1.2b1.4b1.8b2.0b2.1b1.8b1.9b

Inventories

3.1b3.4b3.4b3.3b3.1b3.1b3.4b3.6b3.7b

Current Assets

10.6b9.7b8.9b8.5b8.6b8.6b9.0b9.1b9.0b
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

675.0m(754.0m)(250.0m)

Depreciation and Amortization

2.1b1.8b1.6b

Inventories

(598.0m)(339.0m)200.0m

Accounts Payable

(15.0m)(588.0m)192.0m
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

8 x

EV/CFO

6.9 x

Revenue/Employee

288.4k

Debt/Equity

1 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

2.5 x

P/E Ratio

35.2
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Western Digital Operating Metrics

FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020FY, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021

DSO

394037302635384352494242

Exabytes Shipped

389383518

Patents Issued

14 k14 k13.5 k
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Western Digital Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Kazan NetworksSeptember 10, 2019
Tegile SystemsAugust 29, 2017
UpthereAugust 28, 2017
SanDiskOctober 21, 2015$19 b
Stec'sSeptember 12, 2013
Virident SystemsSeptember 09, 2013$685 m
VeloBitJuly 10, 2013
Arkeia SoftwareJanuary 22, 2013
HGSTMarch 08, 2012$4.8 b
SiliconSystemsMarch 30, 2009
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Western Digital Revenue Breakdown

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Western Digital revenue breakdown by business segment: 18.9% from Client Solutions, 40.5% from Client Devices and 40.5% from Data Center Devices & Solutions

Western Digital revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 17.5% from Europe, Middle East and Africa, 24.3% from China, 10.2% from Rest of Asia, 15.5% from Hong Kong, 28.0% from United States and 4.6% from Other

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Western Digital Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

D

69/100

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Western Digital Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Western Digital Online and Social Media Presence

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Western Digital Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C

    63/100

  • CEO Rating

    C+

    68/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    63/100

  • Diversity

    C-

    61/100

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Western Digital News and Updates

Down 8% This Week, Is Western Digital Stock Now A Buy?

The stock price of ​Western Digital reached its 52-week high of $78 in June this year before the recent sell-off, which led to a 8% drop in WDC stock within a week, to levels of around $64 currently. The sell-off in the broader markets can be attributed to rising Covid-19 cases due to the new...

Western Digital to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results on August 4, 2021

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) plans to announce its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The investment community conference call to discuss these results will be held that day at 1:30 p.m. Pacific / 4:30 p.m. Eastern.

Western Digital Announces Virtual Investor Event to Showcase the Benefits of Developing Flash and Hard Drive Technology on July 15, 2021

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) will host a virtual investor event on Thursday, July 15 beginning at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET.

Western Digital Appoints Dr. Thomas Caulfield and Miyuki Suzuki to Its Board of Directors

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that Dr. Thomas (Tom) Caulfield and Miyuki Suzuki have been appointed to its board of directors effective July 6, 2021. Caulfield, currently CEO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES® and Suzuki, a Japanese-based, Fortune 100 business leader, bring semiconductor and …

A Mysterious Cyberattack Is Completely Erasing Western Digital MyBook Live Drives

For years, Western Digital’s networkable MyBook hard drives have been trusted by millions to back up and share their important files.
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Western Digital Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Western Digital founded?

    Western Digital was founded in 1970.

  • Who are Western Digital key executives?

    Western Digital's key executives are David Goeckeler, Robert Eulau and Michael C. Ray.

  • How many employees does Western Digital have?

    Western Digital has 63,800 employees.

  • What is Western Digital revenue?

    Latest Western Digital annual revenue is $16.7 b.

  • What is Western Digital revenue per employee?

    Latest Western Digital revenue per employee is $262.3 k.

  • Who are Western Digital competitors?

    Competitors of Western Digital include Smart Global Holdings, SK hynix and Toshiba.

  • Where is Western Digital headquarters?

    Western Digital headquarters is located at 5601 Great Oaks Pkwy, San Jose.

  • Where are Western Digital offices?

    Western Digital has offices in San Jose, Irvine, Milpitas, Newark and in 22 other locations.

  • How many offices does Western Digital have?

    Western Digital has 34 offices.