WDC:NGS-Western Digital Corporation

EQUITY | Computer Hardware | Nasdaq Global Select

Last Closing

USD 40.03

Change

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Market Cap

USD 17.47B

Volume

5.04M

Analyst Target

USD 67.08
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About

Western Digital Corp is a developer, manufacturer and provider of data storage solutions that enable consumers, businesses, governments & other organizations to create, manage, experience & preserve digital content. Its products include HDDs and SSDs.

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ETFs Containing WDC

DVP Deep Value 5.66 % 0.48 %

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MTK SPDR MS Technology 3.26 % 0.35 %

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs. Industry/Classification (Computer Hardware) Market Performance vs. Exchange (Nasdaq Global Select)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 8.28% 56% F 61% D-
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 8.28% 56% F 61% D-
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -51.84% 11% F 14% F
Dividend Return 2.41% 66% D 63% D
Total Return -49.43% 12% F 15% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -53.16% 16% F 22% F
Dividend Return 11.12% 71% C- 49% F
Total Return -42.04% 22% F 24% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 2.39% 40% F 43% F
Dividend Return 5.07% 45% F 44% F
Total Return 2.68% 72% C- 67% D+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 48.50% 29% F 20% F
Risk Adjusted Return 10.46% 40% F 35% F
Market Capitalization 17.47B 96% A 95% A

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification (Computer Hardware) Ratio vs. Market (Nasdaq Global Select)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 23.41 24% F 19% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.00 81% B- 76% C
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 0.81 70% C- 58% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 4.19 63% D 51% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 4.44% 57% F 50% F
Return on Invested Capital 15.99% 84% B 82% B-
Return on Assets 1.73% 51% F 65% D
Debt to Equity Ratio 100.25% 15% F 25% F

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Analyst Rating

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This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Higly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector