Western Digital Corporation

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices.
Company Growth (employees)
Irvine, US
Size (employees)
72,878 (est)
Western Digital Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, US

Key People at Western Digital Corporation

Stephen Milligan

Stephen Milligan

Chief Executive Officer
Siva Sivaram

Siva Sivaram

Executive Vice President, Memory Technology
Martin Fink

Martin Fink

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Jacqueline Demaria

Jacqueline Demaria

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Michael Ray

Michael Ray

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Michael Cordano

Michael Cordano

President and Chief Operating Officer
Manish Bhatia

Manish Bhatia

Executive Vice President, Silicon Operations
Mark Long

Mark Long

EVP, Chief Strategy Officer

Western Digital Corporation Office Locations

Western Digital Corporation has an office in Irvine
Irvine, US (HQ)
3355 Michelson Drive, Suite 100

Western Digital Corporation Data and Metrics

Western Digital Corporation Financial Metrics

Western Digital Corporation's revenue was reported to be $13 b in FY, 2016 which is a 11% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

13 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

3.4 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

242 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

466 m

Market capitalization (23-Jun-2017)

27.2 b

Closing share price (23-Jun-2017)


Cash (01-Jul-2016)

8.2 b


36 b
Western Digital Corporation's current market capitalization is $27.2 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


15.1 b14.6 b13 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

10.8 b10.4 b9.6 b

Gross profit

4.4 b4.2 b3.4 b

Gross profit Margin, %


R&D expense

1.7 b1.6 b1.6 b

General and administrative expense

813 m773 m997 m

Operating expense total

2.6 b2.6 b3 b


1.8 b1.6 b466 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

56 m49 m266 m

Interest income

15 m14 m26 m

Pre tax profit

1.8 b1.6 b153 m

Income tax expense

135 m112 m(89 m)

Net Income

1.6 b1.5 b242 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


4.8 b5 b8.2 b

Accounts Receivable

2 b1.5 b1.5 b


1.2 b1.4 b2.1 b

Current Assets

8.7 b8.5 b12.6 b


3.3 b3 b3.5 b


2.6 b2.8 b10 b

Total Assets

15.5 b15.2 b32.9 b

Accounts Payable

2 b1.9 b1.9 b

Total Debt

2.4 b2.6 b17 b

Current Liabilities

3.8 b3.2 b6.9 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

2.3 b2.4 b4.4 b

Retained Earnings

8.1 b9.1 b8.8 b

Total Equity

8.8 b9.2 b11.1 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.3 x0.3 x1.5 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.2 x0.2 x0.5 x

Financial Leverage

1.8 x1.6 x2.9 x
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

1.6 b1.5 b242 m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.2 b1.1 b1.2 b

Accounts Receivable

(175 m)458 m466 m


(143 m)306 m

Accounts Payable

(32 m)(148 m)(299 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

2.8 b2.2 b2 b

Purchases of PP&E

(628 m)(612 m)(584 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(1.9 b)(953 m)(9.6 b)

Long-term Borrowings

(2.5 b)(125 m)(2.3 b)

Dividends Paid

(259 m)(396 m)(464 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(385 m)(1.1 b)10.8 b

Interest Paid

46 m45 m113 m

Income Taxes Paid

141 m47 m26 m
USDY, 2016


77.3 x


18.2 x


174 k


1.5 x


0.5 x

Financial Leverage

2.9 x

Western Digital Corporation Operating Metrics

Western Digital Corporation's Units Shipped was reported to be 185 m in FY, 2016, which is a 19% decrease from the previous period
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Patents Granted

7 k7 k13.5 k

Units Shipped

249 m229 m185 m

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