Quarterly revenue of $3 billion, net income of $518 million and record unit shipments of 50.3 million
Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX) today reported financial results for the quarter ended April 2, 2010 of 50.3 million disk drive unit shipments, revenue of $3.05 billion, gross margin of 29.6%, net income of $518 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.00. The financial results for the quarter include $9 million of purchased intangibles amortisation expense and $4 million of restructuring charges. The aggregate impact of these expense items is $13 million or approximately $0.03 per diluted share.
For the nine months ended April 2, 2010 the company reported 146.5 million disk drive unit shipments, revenue of $8.74 billion, gross margin of 28.3%, net income of $1.23 billion and diluted earnings per share of $2.38. The financial results for the nine months ended April 2, 2010 include $29 million of purchased intangibles amortisation expense, $50 million of restructuring costs and a write down of long-lived assets of $64 million. The aggregate impact of these expense items is $143 million or approximately $0.28 per diluted share.
“Consistent with our expectations at the beginning of the March quarter, we achieved strong operational and financial results,” said Steve Luczo, Seagate CEO. “We delivered record shipments while our inventory levels at our OEM and distribution customers remained at nearly all time lows across all geographies and all product offerings. Demand for Seagate products remains very strong and we expect to see tight supply throughout the remainder of the calendar year.”
Additional information relating to the financial results for the fiscal third quarter of 2010 can be found online at seagate.com.
A replay of Seagate’s conference call held earlier today is now available from seagate.com. During this conference call, the company will provide an outlook for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2010, including key underlying assumptions.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to the Company’s future operating and financial performance in the June 2010 quarter, and thereafter, and include statements regarding expected revenue, gross margin, customer demand for disk drives and general market conditions. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to Seagate as of the date of this press release. Current expectations, forecasts and assumptions involve a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors may be beyond the Company’s control. In particular, global economic conditions may pose a risk to the Company’s operating and financial performance. Such risks and uncertainties also include the impact of variable demand; dependence on Seagate’s ability to successfully qualify, manufacture and sell its disk drive products in increasing volumes on a cost-effective basis and with acceptable quality, particularly the new disk drive products with lower cost structures; the impact of competitive product announcements; and the Company’s ability to achieve projected cost savings. Information concerning risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements is contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on August 19, 2009 and in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on February 1, 2010, which statements are incorporated into this press release by reference. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any subsequent date and Seagate undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made.
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