CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Seagate Technology plc (STX) (the “Company” or “Seagate”) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 ended January 1, 2016. For the second quarter, the Company reported revenue of approximately $3.0 billion, gross margin of 24.8%, net income of $165 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.55. On a non-GAAP basis, which excludes the net impact of certain items, Seagate reported gross margin of 25.6%, net income of $246 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.82. For a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the accompanying financial tables.
During the second quarter, the Company generated approximately $382 million in operating cash flow, paid cash dividends of $188 million and repurchased approximately 2.9 million ordinary shares for $107 million. There were 296 million ordinary shares issued and outstanding as of the end of the quarter. Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled approximately $1.3 billion at the end of the quarter.
“Our results this quarter reflect the achievement of many of our operational goals, including improved profitability in our product portfolio and effective cost controls,” said Steve Luczo, Seagate’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Seagate sits in a favorable position as a leading storage solutions provider and we continue to believe that the long-term prospects for storage growth are strong. We are confident we have the right strategy and portfolio to continue delivering market-leading value to customers and generating strong returns for our investors through financial discipline.”
Seagate has issued a Supplemental Financial Information document, which is available on Seagate’s Investors website at www.seagate.com/investors.
Quarterly Cash Dividend
The Company’s Board has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.63 per share, which will be payable on February 23, 2016 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 9, 2016. The payment of any future quarterly dividends will be at the discretion of the Board and will be dependent upon Seagate's financial position, results of operations, available cash, cash flow, capital requirements and other factors deemed relevant by the Board.
Seagate management will hold a public webcast today at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time that can be accessed on its Investors website at www.seagate.com/investors. During today's webcast, the Company will provide an outlook for its third fiscal quarter of 2016 including key underlying assumptions.
A replay will be available beginning today at approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time at http://www.seagate.com/investors.
Think about AT&T and Philip Morris.....and Union Carbide (piece bought by Dow)!
I thought it was 1.5% interest..you mean a company can place 1 1/2 Lien bonds before Lien 2 and after Lien 1? So basically lien 2 bonds are screwed? Is this correct/ What is the interest rate? I have the 10/1/2020 bonds. What would get per my 1000 par bonds?
Yes, it was Bill Gross...amazing how many see his advice on CNBC and react....I was tracking if as soon as he mentioned it. Looks like $26 is the end of the Pop.