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WDC

Western DigitalNasdaqGS:WDC Stock Report

Market Cap

US$17.9b

7D

0.03%

1Y

50.6%

Updated

25 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
WDC fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health4/6
Dividends0/6

WDC Overview

Western Digital Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, rest of Asia, and internationally.

Western Digital Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Western Digital
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$57.94
52 Week HighUS$35.29
52 Week LowUS$78.19
Beta1.58
1 Month Change-7.40%
3 Month Change-18.11%
1 Year Change50.61%
3 Year Change-1.03%
5 Year Change-0.91%
Change since IPO1,243.54%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

WDCUS TechUS Market
7D0.03%-0.8%0.1%
1Y50.6%34.5%35.3%

Return vs Industry: WDC exceeded the US Tech industry which returned 35% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WDC exceeded the US Market which returned 35.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WDC's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WDC volatility
WDC Beta1.58
Industry Beta1.2
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: WDC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WDC's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
197065,600David Goeckelerhttps://www.westerndigital.com

Western Digital Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, rest of Asia, and internationally. It offers client devices, including hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices, such as desktop and notebook personal computers (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, as well as automotive, Internet of Things, industrial, and connected home applications; and flash-based memory wafers. The company also provides data center devices and solutions comprising enterprise helium hard drives; enterprise SSDs consisting of flash-based SSDs and software solutions for use in enterprise servers, online transactions, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; data center solutions for data storage systems and tiered storage models; and data storage platforms.

Western Digital Fundamentals Summary

How do Western Digital's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WDC fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$17.89b
Earnings (TTM)US$821.00m
Revenue (TTM)US$16.92b

21.8x

P/E Ratio

1.1x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WDC income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$16.92b
Cost of RevenueUS$12.48b
Gross ProfitUS$4.45b
ExpensesUS$3.63b
EarningsUS$821.00m

Last Reported Earnings

Jul 02, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)2.66
Gross Margin26.27%
Net Profit Margin4.85%
Debt/Equity Ratio82.1%

How did WDC perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Western Digital undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

41.2%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WDC ($57.94) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($98.49)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WDC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WDC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.8x) compared to the US Tech industry average (21x).

PE vs Market: WDC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.8x) compared to the US market (17.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WDC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WDC is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the US Tech industry average (2.4x).


Future Growth

How is Western Digital forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 25 analysts?

17.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WDC's forecast earnings growth (17.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: WDC's earnings (17.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: WDC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: WDC's revenue (9.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WDC's revenue (9.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WDC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (24.8%)


Past Performance

How has Western Digital performed over the past 5 years?

-9.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WDC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WDC became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WDC's earnings have declined by 9.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WDC has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: WDC has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Tech industry (48.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WDC's Return on Equity (7.7%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Western Digital's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WDC's short term assets ($9.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.9B).

Long Term Liabilities: WDC's short term assets ($9.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($10.5B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WDC's debt to equity ratio (82.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: WDC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 151.8% to 82.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WDC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (21.6%).

Interest Coverage: WDC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.5x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Western Digital current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.86%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WDC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WDC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WDC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WDC's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: WDC is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WDC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

David Goeckeler (59 yo)

1.5yrs

Tenure

US$35,723,376

Compensation

Mr. David V. Goeckeler serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Western Digital Corporation since joining in March 9, 2020. Mr. Goeckeler served as Executive Vice President and General Manager...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD35.72M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.36M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare David's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WDC's management team is considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: WDC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WDC insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.1%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Western Digital Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Western Digital Corporation
  • Ticker: WDC
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1970
  • Industry: Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$17.889b
  • Shares outstanding: 308.75m
  • Website: https://www.westerndigital.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Western Digital Corporation
  • 5601 Great Oaks Parkway
  • San Jose
  • California
  • 95119
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/25 22:21
End of Day Share Price2021/09/24 00:00
Earnings2021/07/02
Annual Earnings2021/07/02


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.