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60. Western Digital
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Western Digital
Rank: 60 (Previous rank: N.A.)
CEO: John F. Coyne
Address: 20511 Lake Forest Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630-7741
World's second-largest hard-disk-drive maker was buoyed by consumer gadgets like the iPod.
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues 8,074.0 29 85
Net income** 867.0 ó ó
Total return ó 37 39
Earnings per share ó 60 41
Share price  
As of 9/3/08 $25.90
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 7
Industry: Technology
Rank Company Revenues
($ millions)
1 Apple 30,801.0
2 Atheros Communications 456.7
3 Atlantic Tele-Network 193.7
4 Ceradyne 756.6
5 Cognizant Technology Solutions 2,487.3
6 Concur Technologies 193.7
7 Dolby Laboratories 606.1
8 Google 19,611.3
9 Ladish Co. 449.5
10 NII Holdings 3,890.2
11 Perficient 231.9
12 Precision Castparts 7,036.7
13 Sigma Designs 242.1
14 Vasco Data Security International 125.5
15 Western Digital 8,074.0
From the Sept. 29th, 2008 issue
Notes:
* The S&P 500 returned 4.41% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended June 30, 2008.
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