웨스턴디지털, 2016 회계연도 3분기 실적 공개

Korea - 2016년 3월 5일 (토)

스토리지 분야의 세계적 선도 기업 웨스턴디지털 (한국 지사장 조원석, www.wdc.com/kr)이 지난 2016년 4월 1일로 마감된 2016 회계연도 3분기 재무 실적결과를 발표했다.

웨스턴디지털의 회계연도 기준 2016년 3분기 총 매출 28억 달러(미화), 순익은 7,400만 달러 (주당 0.32 달러)를 기록했으며 비재무회계기준(Non-GAAP) 순익은 2억 8,300만 달러(주당 1.21달러)를 기록했다. 전년 동기에 웨스턴디지털은 총 매출 35억 달러, 순익 3억 8,400만 달러 (주당 1.63 달러)로 보고한 바 있다. 전년 동기 비재무회계기준(Non-GAAP) 순익은 4억 4,100만 달러, 주당 순익은 1.87 달러였다.

해당 분기 영업활동 현금흐름은 4억 8,500만 달러, 총 보유 현금 및 현금 등가물은 59억 달러로 마감했다. 2016년 2월 10일 발표했던 주당 0.50 달러의 배당금 지급은 2016년 4월 15일에 실시됐다.  

웨스턴디지털의 스티브 밀리건(Steve Milligan) CEO는 "웨스턴디지털은 다이내믹한 스토리지 수요 환경 속에서도 효과적으로 비즈니스를 관리해나가고 있다"며 "컴퓨터 사용이 PC에서 모바일 기기로 계속해서 이동하고, 점점 더 많은 기업 워크로드가 클라우드 기반 아키텍쳐로 옮겨 가고 있다. 웨스턴디지털의 전략은 이러한 트렌드에 대비해 미디어의 종류에 상관 없는 스토리지 솔루션을 제공하는 광범위한 공급자가 되는 것이다. 샌디스크(SanDisk) 인수가 완료되면 웨스턴디지털은 스토리지 업계 최대 범위의 제품군, 풍부한 기술 포트폴리오, 회전자기메모리(Rotating magnetic memory) 및 비휘발성메모리(Non-volatile memory) 분야에 풍부한 경험을 갖춘 팀과 함께 이러한 변화와 기회에 대처하고 이를 적극적으로 이용할 수 있는 위치에 있게 될 것"이라고 전했다.

웨스턴디지털은6월 분기 내에 계획된 샌디스크 인수를 완료할 것으로 지속적으로 기대하고 있다고 밝혔다.

웨스턴디지털(Western Digital) 소개

1970년 설립된 웨스턴디지털은 스토리지 산업의 선구자이자 스토리지 솔루션 제조사로서 사용자들로 하여금 디지털 콘텐츠의 생성, 관리, 경험, 저장을 가능하게 한다. 웨스턴디지털은 오랜 시간 동안 스토리지 산업에서 선구자의 역할을 해왔다. 웨스턴디지털은 효과적인 테크놀로지 개발, 고효율, 유연성과 속도를 갖춘 강력한, 고품질의 스토리지 제품을 제공하여 변화하는 시장에 응답하고 있다. 우리의 제품들은 HGST, WD 브랜드를 통하여 OEM, 유통사, 재판매업자, 클라우드 인프라 제공자, 소비자들에게 제공되고 있다. 웨스턴디지털의 투자 및 재무에 관한 정보는 웨스턴디지털 웹사이트의 투자자 섹션(investor.wdc.com)에서 확인할 수 있다.

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Western Digital, WD와 WD 로고는 미국 및 그 외 국가에서 등록된 고유 상표이다. HGST 트레이드 마크는 HGST가 사용할 권리, 시장과 광고에 브랜드를 사용할 권리를 취득한 국가에서만 의도 하에 인증될 수 있다. 다른 공유상표는 각각의 소유자의 재산이다.