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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

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Jul 2020)63,800(+4%)
Job Openings1
Revenue (FY, 2020)$16.7 B(+2%)
Share Price (Jan 2021)$51.2 (+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

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 26 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
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

3.9b

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

904.0m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

23%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

(60.0m)

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

70.0m

Market capitalization (15-Jan-2021)

15.6b

Closing stock price (15-Jan-2021)

51.2

Cash (2-Oct-2020)

3.0b

EV

22.0b
Western Digital's current market capitalization is $15.6 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

19.1b20.6b16.6b16.7b

Revenue growth, %

47%8%(20%)

Cost of goods sold

13.0b12.9b12.8b13.0b

Gross profit

6.1b7.7b3.8b3.8b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

5.2b5.3b5.0b5.0b4.2b3.7b4.0b4.2b4.2b3.9b

Cost of goods sold

3.3b3.3b3.1b3.4b3.2b3.1b3.3b3.3b3.2b3.0b

Gross profit

1.9b2.0b1.9b1.7b1.0b579.0m758.0m935.0m1.0b904.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

37%38%38%33%25%16%19%22%24%23%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

6.4b5.0b3.5b3.0b

Accounts Receivable

1.9b2.2b1.2b2.4b

Inventories

2.3b2.9b3.3b3.1b

Current Assets

11.1b10.6b8.5b9.0b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

6.9b6.3b5.0b4.6b4.0b3.7b3.2b3.1b2.9b3.0b

Accounts Receivable

2.1b2.1b2.0b2.2b1.7b1.2b1.4b1.8b2.0b2.1b

Inventories

2.3b2.3b2.7b3.1b3.4b3.4b3.3b3.1b3.1b3.4b

Current Assets

11.8b11.1b10.2b10.6b9.7b8.9b8.5b8.6b8.6b9.0b
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

397.0m675.0m(754.0m)(250.0m)

Depreciation and Amortization

2.1b2.1b1.8b1.6b

Inventories

(204.0m)(598.0m)(339.0m)200.0m

Accounts Payable

223.0m(15.0m)(588.0m)192.0m
USDFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

271.1k

Debt/Equity

1.2 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

2.6 x
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Western Digital Operating Metrics

Western Digital's Units Shipped was reported to be 54 m in Q3, 2018. Western Digital's Backlog was reported to be $50m in FY, 2017.
Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018FY, 2019

Units Shipped

62.60 m63.10 m60.40 m249 m64.70 m61 m54.50 m229 m51.70 m49.70 m43.10 m185 m48 m44 m50 m48 m54 m

Average Selling Price Per Unit

$58 $60 $58 $58 $58 $60 $61 $60 $60 $61 $60 $61 $61 $62

Backlog

$50 m$50 m

Patents Issued

7 k7 k13.50 k14 k14 k14 k
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Western Digital Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Tegile SystemsAugust 29, 2017
UpthereAugust 28, 2017
Stec'sSeptember 12, 2013
Amplidata
Amplidata N.V.
EasyStore Memory Limited
Fabrik
Fusion-io (Beijing) Info Tech Co.
Fusion-io GmbH
Fusion-io Holdings S.A.R.L.
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Western Digital Revenue Breakdown

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Western Digital revenue breakdown by business segment: 20.7% from Client Solutions, 48.9% from Client Devices and 30.4% from Data Center Devices & Solutions

Western Digital revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 18.8% from Hong Kong, 12.8% from Rest of Asia, 18.8% from Europe, Middle East and Africa, 23.3% from China, 21.7% from United States and 4.6% from Other

Western Digital Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

85/100

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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

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: Western Digital stock rises as results top Street view

Western Digital Corp. WDC shares ticked higher in the extended session Wednesday after the data storage device company’s results topped Wall Street estimates but its outlook was more conservative. Western Digital shares rose 2% after hours, following a 3.8% decline in the regular session to close a…
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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 26 other locations.

  • How many offices does Western Digital have?

    Western Digital has 37 offices.