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Western Digital announces Q2/2015 financial results

Published on 6 February, 2015
Western Digital reports financial results for second quarter fiscal 2015
Western Digital reported revenue of $3.9 billion for its second fiscal quarter ended Jan. 2, 2015

Western Digital® Corp. recently reported revenue of $3.9 billion and net income of $460 million, or $1.93 per share, for its second fiscal quarter ended Jan. 2, 2015. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $539 million or $2.26 per share. In the year-ago quarter, the company reported revenue of $4.0 billion and net income of $430 million, or $1.77 per share. Non-GAAP net income in the year-ago quarter was $532 million, or $2.19 per share.

The company generated $243 million in cash from operations during the December quarter, net of the Seagate arbitration award payment of $773 million, ending with total cash and cash equivalents of $4.9 billion. During the December quarter, the company utilised $309 million to repurchase 3.2 million shares of common stock. On Nov. 4, the company declared a $0.40 per common-share dividend, which was paid on Jan. 15.

“We delivered strong financial results in the December quarter, with better-than-anticipated revenues, gross margins, and earnings,” said Steve Milligan, president and chief executive officer. “The diversified nature of our business and solid execution by our HGST and WD® subsidiaries are enabling us to consistently deliver strong financial performance. Also, I am encouraged by the market’s response to our strategic growth initiatives, which we believe position the company to thrive in the evolving data storage ecosystem.”

The investment community conference call to discuss these results will be broadcast live over the Internet. The live and archived conference call webcast can be accessed online at The telephone replay number is 1-866-443-4169 in the U.S. or +1-203-369-1117 for international callers.

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