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We Think Western Digital is Set Up for Strong Medium-Term Storage Growth, Despite No Economic Moat

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| William Kerwin |

Western Digital is a leader in both of the pre-eminent data storage markets: hard disk drives (HDDs) and NAND flash memory. We think Western’s position in these markets paves the way for a strong top line growth trajectory over the next five years, but believe these markets feature commoditylike products and massive investment requirements that leave Western vulnerable to cyclical downturns and prevent it from carving out an economic moat.

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Western Digital Corp's Company Profile

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Western Digital is a leading vertically-integrated supplier of data storage solutions, spanning both hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs). In the HDD market it forms a practical duopoly with Seagate, and it is the largest global producer of NAND flash chips for SSDs in a joint venture with competitor Kioxia.

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5601 Great Oaks Parkway
San Jose, CA, 95119
T +1 408 717-6000
Sector Technology
Industry Computer Hardware
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Jul 2, 2022
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 65,600

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