|(in $ million)||3Q17||3Q18||9 mo. 17||9 mo. 18|
|Net income (loss)||194||381||658||721|
Seagate Technology plc reported financial results for the quarter ended March 30, 2018.
For the third quarter, the company reported revenue of $2.8 billion, gross margin of 30.2%, net income of $381 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.31.
On a non-GAAP basis, which excludes the net impact of certain items, Seagate reported gross margin of 30.8%, net income of $424 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.46.
During the third quarter, the company generated $558 million in cash flow from operations and $489 million in free cash flow. Year to date, it has generated approximately $1.6 billion in cash flow from operations and approximately $1.4 billion in free cash flow. Cash and cash equivalents totaled approximately $2.9 billion at the end of the quarter. There were 287 million ordinary shares issued and outstanding as of the end of the quarter.
“Seagate achieved our second consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth and exceeded our financial performance expectations for the March quarter, through solid execution and strong demand for our mass storage products. Looking ahead, the growing Data Age demand on storage, combined with consistent investment in our leading storage technology platforms and efficient operational capabilities, will continue to drive economic value for customers and returns for shareholders,” said Dave Mosley, CEO.
The board of directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.63 per share, which will be payable on July 5, 2018 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 20, 2018.
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