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Seagate Technology PLC: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by ICDResearch

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This SWOT analysis and company profile is a crucial resource for industry executives and anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the company's business. ICD Research's "Seagate Technology PLC: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis" report utilizes a wide range of primary and secondary sources, which are analyzed and presented in a consistent and easily accessible format. ICD Research strictly follows a standardized research methodology to ensure high levels of data quality and these characteristics guarantee a unique report.

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									Seagate Technology PLC

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Seagate Technology PLC                                                       Financial Snapshot

                                                                             Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                                                             The company reported revenues of US$10,971.00
Headquarters Address                Arthur Cox Building, Dublin, 2,Ireland
                                                                             million during 2011, with a CARC of -0.87% during
                                                                             2007–2011. Its revenue declined at an annual rate of
Telephone                           + 354 1 6180517
                                                                             3.72% over the previous fiscal year. In 2011, the
                                                                             company recorded an operating margin of 7.35%, as
Fax                                 N/A                                      against 15.27% in 2010.

Website                             www.seagate.com
                                                                             Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange       STX, NASDAQ

Number of Employees                 52,600

Fiscal Year End                     July

Revenue (in US$ million)            10,971.00




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                           Weaknesses

Control over SGA Expenses           High Indebtedness

Presence in Broad Range of Market
                                    Legal Battle with Siemens GmbH
Applications

Vertically Integrated Business

Opportunities                       Threats
Growing Demand for the Company’s
                                    Dependence on Suppliers
HDDs
                                    Losses from Dealing in Foreign
Strategic Agreement with Samsung
                                    Currencies




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................7
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 9
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................9
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................12
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................12
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................13
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................14
      2.2.4       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................15
      2.2.5       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................16
      2.2.6       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................17
    2.3       Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................................18
3     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 19
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 20
    4.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................20
    4.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................20
    4.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................20
    4.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................21
    4.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................21
5     Seagate Technology PLC - Company Statement................................................................................. 22
6     History .................................................................................................................................................... 24
7     Seagate Technology PLC - Key Employees......................................................................................... 26
8     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 27
9     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 28
    9.1       Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................28
    9.2       Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................28
10    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 29
    10.1      Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................29
    10.2      Ratio Definitions ...................................................................................................................................................29
    10.3      Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................33




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