Western Digital Corporation (WDC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					             Western Digital Corporation (WDC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT
                                      Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDTC34179FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: OCT 2012

          Suite 100, 3355 Michelson Drive                    Phone              +1 949 6727000                  Revenue          12,478 (million USD)
          Irvine, CA                                         Fax                +1 302 6365454                  Net Profit       1,612 (million USD)
          92612                                              Website            www.wdc.com                     Employees        103,111
                                                                                                                                 Technology             and
          United States                                      Exchange           WDC [NASDAQ]                    Industry
                                                                                                                                 Communications

       Company Overview
       Western Digital Corporation (Western Digital) is the US-based developer and manufacturer of storage devices. The company
       designs and produce storage products, home entertainment and networking equipment. It manufactures these products under
       technology brands such as WD, HGST and G Technology brands. Western Digital’s principal products are hard drives which are
       used in notebook, desktop, home entertainment storage devices, corporate and multiple type data centres. It also offers other
       products such as home entertainment products, networking products, solid state drives and software applications for tablets and
       smart phones.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                       Name                                Title                      Western Digital Corporation, SWOT Analysis
         John F. Coyne                       Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Thomas E. Pardun                    Chairman
                                                                                                                             Weak Distribution Network
         Kathleen A Cote                     Director                                 Extensive Product Offerings
                                                                                                                             Increasing Accounts
         Henry T DeNero                      Director                                 Operational Efficiency
                                                                                                                             Receivable
         William L Kimsey                    Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Sturdy Research and                    Exposure of Hard Drive
         Western Digital Corporation                                                  Development Activities                 Industry to Falling ASP
        Share Price (USD) as on 18-Oct-                                35.55          Strategic Acquisitions                 Competitive Pressures
        2012
        EPS (USD)                                                        6.58
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million USD)                                       8,717         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                 7,694
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     245
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Western Digital Corporation - Key Facts ............................................................................................................................................ 4
       Western Digital Corporation - Key Employees ................................................................................................................................... 5
       Western Digital Corporation - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................. 6
       Western Digital Corporation - Major Products and Services............................................................................................................... 7
       Western Digital Corporation - History ................................................................................................................................................. 9
       Western Digital Corporation - Company Statement.......................................................................................................................... 11
       Western Digital Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................... 13
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Western Digital Corporation - Business Description ......................................................................................................................... 15
       Western Digital Corporation - Corporate Strategy ............................................................................................................................ 17
       Western Digital Corporation - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................. 18
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 18
          Western Digital Corporation - Strengths ....................................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Extensive Product Offerings ..................................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Operational Efficiency ............................................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Geographical Presence ............................................................................................................................................ 18
          Western Digital Corporation - Weaknesses .................................................................................................................................. 18
             Weakness - Weak Distribution Network .................................................................................................................................... 18
             Weakness - Increasing Accounts Receivable ........................................................................................................................... 19
             Weakness - Long Term Liabilities ............................................................................................................................................. 19
          Western Digital Corporation - Opportunities ................................................................................................................................. 19
             Opportunity - Sturdy Research and Development Activities ...................................................................................................... 19
             Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions .......................................................................................................................................... 19
          Western Digital Corporation - Threats........................................................................................................................................... 19
             Threat - Exposure of Hard Drive Industry to Falling ASP .......................................................................................................... 19
             Threat - Competitive Pressures ................................................................................................................................................. 20
        
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Western Digital Corporation (Western Digital) is the US-based developer and manufacturer of storage devices. The company designs and produce storage products, home entertainment and networking equipment. It manufactures these products under technology brands such as WD, HGST and G Technology brands. Western Digital’s principal products are hard drives which are used in notebook, desktop, home entertainment storage devices, corporate and multiple type data centres. It also offers other products such as home entertainment products, networking products, solid state drives and software applications for tablets and smart phones.
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