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Date of report (date of earliest event reported): April 9, 2007
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On April 9, 2007, Seagate Technology (the Company) issued a press release to update its outlook for the fiscal quarter ended March 30, 2007. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference.
The information in this Current Report, including the exhibit hereto, shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The information contained herein and in the accompanying exhibit shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit Title or Description
|99.1||Press release issued by Seagate Technology, dated April 9, 2007|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: April 9, 2007||By:||/ S / WILLIAM L. HUDSON|
|Name:||William L. Hudson|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
Media Relations Contact:
Brian Ziel (831.439.5429)
Investor Relations Contact:
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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY UPDATES FISCAL THIRD QUARTER 2007 OUTLOOK
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA April 9, 2007 Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) today provided an update on its expected results for the fiscal third quarter ended March 30, 2007. Revenue for the fiscal third quarter is now expected to be approximately $2.8 billion, compared to prior guidance of $2.9-3.0 billion, and GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins did not achieve the companys expectations.
Primary factors impacting revenue and profitability, which became evident toward the end of March, were a lower than expected industry demand for 3.5-inch ATA disc drives and a more aggressive than planned pricing environment for high capacity 3.5-inch ATA disc drives.
The company believes that its market share, both in total and within each market currently served, is virtually unchanged from the previous quarter. Further, Seagates inventories on-hand in the distribution channel are under five weeks. Overall, the companys results continue to be healthy and are reflective of its leadership position in an industry where consumers and applications are using, creating and sharing digital content at an accelerating pace.
Fiscal Third Quarter Financial Results
Seagate Technology will report its fiscal third quarter 2007 financial results on Tuesday, April 17, 2007, after the close of the market. A subsequent conference call for the investment community will take place at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
The conference call can be accessed online at www.seagate.com or by telephone as follows:
USA: (877) 223-6202
International: (706) 679-3742
Conference ID: 3512136
Seagate Technology Updates Fiscal Third Quarter 2007 Outlook - Page 2
A replay will be available beginning April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time through April 24 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The replay can be accessed through Seagates website at http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/about/investor_relations or by telephone as follows:
USA: (800) 642-1687
International: (706) 645-9291
Conference ID: 3512136
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagates business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the worlds growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com .
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 relate to the companys expected revenue and gross margin for its fiscal third quarter. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to Seagate as of the date of this press release. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the companys 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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