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Western Digital Press Release
July 28, 2016
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today reported revenue of $3.5 billion and a net loss of $351 million, or $1.34 per share, for its fourth fiscal quarter ended July 1, 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, fourth quarter net income was $208 million, or $0.79 per share. In the year-ago quarter, the company reported revenue of $3.2 billion and net income of $220 million, or $0.94 per share. Non-GAAP net income in the year-ago quarter was $356 million, or $1.51 per share.
The company generated $355 million in cash from operations during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, ending with total cash and cash equivalents of $8.2 billion. On May 4, 2016, the company declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share of its common stock, which was paid to shareholders on July 15, 2016.
For fiscal 2016, the company achieved revenue of $13.0 billion and net income of $257 million, or $1.06 per share, compared to fiscal 2015 revenue of $14.6 billion and net income of $1.5 billion, or $6.18 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, fiscal 2016 net income was $1.2 billion, or $5.09 per share, compared to fiscal 2015 net income of $1.8 billion, or $7.76 per share. The company generated $2.0 billion in cash from operations during the 2016 fiscal year and it returned $524 million in dividends and share repurchases combined.
"Fiscal 2016 was a transformative year for our company and we are pleased by our customers' response to the new Western Digital," said Steve Milligan, chief executive officer. "With the combination of SanDisk and our WD and HGST subsidiaries, we are well-positioned to capture global opportunities through our full portfolio of products for data center, client device and client solution end markets. As we begin a new fiscal year, we remain focused on execution and realizing the benefits of our acquisitions while at the same time creating innovative solutions for the market."
The investment community conference call to discuss these results will be broadcast live at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern via webcast today. The live and archived conference call/webcast can be accessed online at investor.wdc.com. A quarterly fact sheet including the company's guidance for the first fiscal quarter 2017 will also be posted on the same website. The telephone replay number is +1 (855) 859-2056 in the U.S. or +1 (404) 537-3406 for international callers. The required passcode is 46180701.
About Western Digital
Western Digital is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers. Financial and investor information is available on the company's Investor Relations website at investor.wdc.com ###
• FQ4 and Fiscal 2016 Quarterly Fact Sheet (PDF: investor.wdc.com
• FQ4 2016 Conference Call Remarks (PDF transcript): investor.wdc.com
• Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2016 Conference Call/Webcast: investor.wdc.com
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