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WD reports $3.8 billion revenue for last quarter

Western Digital on Sunday reported revenue of $3.8 billion, hard-drive shipments of 60.2 million and net income of $391 million, or $1.60 per share for its third fiscal quarter ended March 29, 2013.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $514 million or $2.10 per share. In the same quarter last year, the company reported revenue of $3.0 billion, net income of $483 million, or $1.96 per share, and shipped 44.2 million hard drives. Non-GAAP net income in the year-ago quarter was $619 million, or $2.52 per share.

The company generated $727 million in cash from operations during the March quarter, ending with total cash and cash equivalents of $4.1 billion. During the quarter, the company utilised $243 million to buy back 5.2 million shares of common stock, a statement said.

On February 14, the company declared a $0.25 per common share dividend, which was paid on April 15.

“Strong execution by our HGST and WD subsidiaries drove outstanding results in the March quarter as we continue to capitalise on the secular growth of digital data,” said Steve Milligan, President and CEO, WD.

“Overall industry demand was in line with our expectations. In our business, we saw strength in enterprise, stable performance in client and consumer electronics, and some anticipated seasonal softness in branded products.”

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