Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


FORM 10-Q

 


 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 30, 2007

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from:              to             

Commission File Number 001-31560

 


SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Cayman Islands   98-0355609

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

P.O. Box 309GT

Ugland House, South Church Street

George Town, Grand Cayman

Cayman Islands

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

Telephone: (345) 949-8066

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days:    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer” and “large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (Check one):

Large accelerated filer:  x    Accelerated filer:  ¨    Non-accelerated filer:  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act):    Yes  ¨    No  x

As of April 27, 2007, 543,677,593 shares of the registrant’s common shares, par value $0.00001 per share, were issued and outstanding.

 



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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

 

      PAGE NO.

PART I

  FINANCIAL INFORMATION   
Item 1.   Financial Statements   
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets — March 30, 2007 (unaudited) and June 30, 2006    3
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations — Three and Nine Months ended March 30, 2007 and March 31, 2006 (unaudited)    4
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows — Nine Months ended March 30, 2007 and March 31, 2006 (unaudited)    5
  Condensed Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Equity — Nine Months ended March 30, 2007 (unaudited)    6
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)    7
Item 2.   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations    43
Item 3.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk    63
Item 4.   Controls and Procedures    64

PART II

  OTHER INFORMATION   
Item 1.   Legal Proceedings    65
Item 1A.   Risk Factors    70
Item 2.   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds    89
Item 6.   Exhibits    91
  SIGNATURES    97

 

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PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions)

(Unaudited)

 

     March 30,
2007
   June 30,
2006 (a)
 

ASSETS

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 909    $ 910  

Short-term investments

     301      823  

Accounts receivable, net

     1,367      1,445  

Inventories

     832      891  

Other current assets

     400      264  
               

Total Current Assets

     3,809      4,333  

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net

     2,279      2,106  

Goodwill

     2,440      2,475  

Other intangible assets

     219      307  

Other assets, net

     517      323  
               

Total Assets

   $ 9,264    $ 9,544  
               

LIABILITIES

     

Accounts payable

   $ 1,397    $ 1,692  

Accrued employee compensation

     156      385  

Accrued restructuring

     25      210  

Accrued expenses, other

     763      648  

Accrued income taxes

     77      72  

Current portion of long-term debt

     330      330  
               

Total Current Liabilities

     2,748      3,337  

Accrued restructuring

     21      23  

Other non-current liabilities

     342      332  

Long-term debt, less current portion

     1,733      640  
               

Total Liabilities

     4,844      4,332  

Commitments and contingencies

     

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

     

Common shares and additional paid-in capital

     3,165      2,858  

Deferred stock compensation

     —        (1 )

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

     4      (7 )

Retained earnings

     1,251      2,362  
               

Total Shareholders’ Equity

     4,420      5,212  
               

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

   $ 9,264    $ 9,544  
               

(a) The information in this column was derived from the Company’s audited consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2006.

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

     For the Three Months Ended     For the Nine Months Ended  
     March 30,
2007
    March 31,
2006
    March 30,
2007
    March 31,
2006
 

Revenue

   $ 2,828     $ 2,289     $ 8,616     $ 6,677  

Cost of revenue

     2,225       1,733       7,025       4,995  

Product development

     214       195       683       573  

Marketing and administrative

     126       108       446       303  

Amortization of intangibles

     13       —         36       —    

Restructuring, net

     3       —         —         4  
                                

Total operating expenses

     2,581       2,036       8,190       5,875  
                                

Income from operations

     247       253       426       802  

Interest income

     15       19       59       48  

Interest expense

     (33 )     (7 )     (107 )     (31 )

Other, net

     1       12       11       22  
                                

Other income (expense), net

     (17 )     24       (37 )     39  
                                

Income before income taxes

     230       277       389       841  

Provision for income taxes

     18       3       18       8  
                                

Net income

   $ 212     $ 274     $ 371     $ 833  
                                

Net income per share:

        

Basic

   $ 0.39     $ 0.56     $ 0.66     $ 1.72  

Diluted

     0.37       0.53       0.62       1.63  

Number of shares used in per share calculations:

        

Basic

     546       489       564       483  

Diluted

     577       521       595       511  

Dividends declared per share

   $ 0.10     $ 0.08     $ 0.28     $ 0.24  

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In millions)

(Unaudited)

 

     For the Nine Months Ended  
    

March 30,

2007

   

March 31,

2006

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

    

Net income

   $ 371     $ 833  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     650       436  

Stock-based compensation

     101       57  

Allowance for doubtful accounts receivable

     42       —    

Redemption charges on 8% Senior Notes due 2009

     19       —    

In-process research and development

     4       —    

Excess tax benefits from exercise of stock options

     —         (14 )

Other non-cash operating activities, net

     16       (13 )

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

    

Accounts receivable

     48       (58 )

Inventories

     68       (118 )

Accounts payable

     (295 )     74  

Accrued expenses, employee compensation and warranty

     (431 )     145  

Accrued income taxes

     15       16  

Other assets and liabilities

     (38 )     (63 )
                

Net cash provided by operating activities

     570       1,295  
                

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

    

Acquisition of property, equipment and leasehold improvements

     (688 )     (606 )

Proceeds from sales of fixed assets

     29       —    

Purchases of short-term investments

     (322 )     (2,627 )

Maturities and sales of short-term investments

     851       2,724  

Acquisitions, net of cash and cash equivalents acquired

     (178 )     (28 )

Other investing activities, net

     (44 )     (134 )
                

Net cash used in investing activities

     (352 )     (671 )
                

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

    

Net proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

     1,477       —    

Repayment of long-term debt

     (5 )     (340 )

Redemption of 8% Senior Notes due 2009

     (400 )     —    

Redemption premium on 8% Senior Notes due 2009

     (16 )     —    

Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options and employee stock purchase plan

     207       106  

Dividends to shareholders

     (158 )     (115 )

Excess tax benefits from exercise of stock options

     —         14  

Repurchases of common shares and payments made under prepaid forward agreements

     (1,324 )     —    
                

Net cash used in financing activities

     (219 )     (335 )
                

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     (1 )     289  

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

     910       746  
                

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

   $ 909     $ 1035  
                

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information

    

Cash paid for interest

   $ 35     $ 22  

Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds

     24       14  

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Nine Months Ended March 30, 2007

(In millions)

(Unaudited)

 

    

Number

of

Common

Shares

   

Par

Value

of

Shares

   Additional
Paid-in
Capital
   Deferred
Stock
Compensation
   

Accumulated
Other

Comprehensive

Income (Loss)

   

Retained

Earnings

    Total  

Balance at June 30, 2006

   576     $ —      $ 2,858    $ (1 )   $ (7 )   $ 2,362     $ 5,212  

Comprehensive income, net of tax:

                

Unrealized gain on marketable securities

               7         7  

Unrealized gain on cash flow hedges, net

               4         4  

Net income

                 371       371  
                      

Comprehensive income

                   382  

Issuance of common shares related to exercise of employee stock options

   16          146            146  

Issuance of common shares related to employee stock purchase plan

   3          61            61  

Repurchases of common shares

   (14 )               (374 )     (374 )

Payments made under prepaid forward agreements (see Note 9)

                 (950 )     (950 )

Shares received under prepaid forward agreements (see Note 9)

   (38 )                 —    

Dividends to shareholders

                 (158 )     (158 )

Stock-based compensation

          100      1           101  
                                                    

Balance at March 30, 2007

   543     $ —      $ 3,165    $ —       $ 4     $ 1,251     $ 4,420  
                                                    

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Nature of Operations—Seagate, or the Company, designs, manufactures and markets rigid disc drives. Rigid disc drives, which are commonly referred to as disc drives, are used as the primary medium for storing electronic information in systems ranging from desktop and notebook computers and consumer electronics devices to data centers delivering information over corporate networks and the Internet. The Company produces a broad range of disc drive products addressing enterprise applications, where its products are primarily used in enterprise servers, mainframes and workstations; desktop applications, where its products are used in desktop computers; mobile computing applications, where its products are used in notebook computers; and consumer electronics applications, where its products are used in digital video recorders, gaming devices and other consumer electronic devices that require storage. The Company sells its disc drives primarily to major original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, distributors and retailers.

Basis of Presentation and Consolidation—The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and all its wholly-owned subsidiaries, after elimination of intercompany transactions and balances. The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the Company and have not been audited. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States have been condensed or omitted. The condensed consolidated financial statements reflect, in the opinion of management, all material adjustments necessary to summarize fairly the consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows and shareholders’ equity for the periods presented. Such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. The Company’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 are included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on September 11, 2006. The Company believes that the disclosures included in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, when read in conjunction with its consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2006 and the notes thereto, are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.

The results of operations for the three and nine months ended March 30, 2007 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending June 29, 2007.

The Company operates and reports financial results on a fiscal year of 52 or 53 weeks ending on the Friday closest to June 30. The quarters ended March 30, 2007 and March 31, 2006 were 13 weeks. Fiscal year 2007 will be comprised of 52 weeks and will end on June 29, 2007.

 

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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Critical Accounting Policies and Use of Estimates—The methods, estimates and judgments the Company uses in applying its most critical accounting policies have a significant impact on the results the Company reports in its consolidated financial statements. The SEC has defined the most critical accounting policies as the ones that are most important to the portrayal of the Company’s financial condition and operating results, and require the Company to make its most difficult and subjective judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates of matters that are highly uncertain at the time of estimation. Based on this definition, the Company’s most critical policies include: establishment of sales program accruals, establishment of warranty accruals, valuation of deferred tax assets as well as the valuation of intangibles and goodwill. Below, these policies are discussed further, as well as the estimates and judgments involved. The Company also has other key accounting policies and accounting estimates relating to uncollectible customer accounts, valuation of inventory, valuation of share-based payments and acquisition related restructuring. The Company believes that these other accounting policies and accounting estimates either do not generally require it to make estimates and judgments that are as difficult or as subjective, or it is less likely that they would have a material impact on the Company’s reported results of operations for a given period.

The Company establishes certain distributor and original equipment manufacture, or OEM sales programs aimed at increasing customer demand. These programs are typically related to a distributor’s level of sales, order size, advertising or point of sale activity or an OEM’s level of sale activity or agreed upon rebate programs. The Company provides for these obligations at the time that revenue is recorded based on estimated requirements. These contra-revenue estimates are based on various factors, including price reductions during the period reported, estimated future price erosion, customer orders and sell-through levels, program participation, customer claim submittals and sales returns. During periods in which the Company’s distributors’ inventories of its products are at higher than historical levels, the Company’s contra-revenue estimates are subject to a greater degree of subjectivity and the potential for actual results to vary is accordingly higher. Currently, the Company’s distributors’ inventories are within the historical range. Significant actual variations in any of the factors upon which the Company bases its contra-revenue estimates could have a material effect on the Company’s operating results. In addition, the Company’s failure to accurately predict the level of future sales returns by its distribution customers could have a material impact on the Company’s financial condition and results of operations.

The Company estimates probable product warranty costs at the time revenue is recognized. The Company generally warrants its products for a period of one to five years. The Company’s warranty provision considers estimated product failure rates and trends (including the timing of product returns during the warranty periods), estimated repair or replacement costs and estimated costs for customer compensatory claims related to product quality issues, if any. The Company uses a statistical model to help with its estimates and the Company exercises considerable judgment in determining the underlying estimates. Should actual experience in any future period differ significantly from its estimates, or should the rate of future product technological advancements fail to keep pace with the past, the Company’s future results of operations could be materially affected. The Company’s judgment is subject to a greater degree of subjectivity with respect to newly introduced products and legacy Maxtor designed products because of limited experience with those products upon which to base its warranty estimates. The Company continually introduces new products and has recently begun a shift to disc drive products that utilize perpendicular recording technology. The actual results with regard to warranty expenditures could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations if the actual rate of unit failure, the cost to repair a unit, or the actual cost required to satisfy customer compensatory claims are greater than that which the Company has used in estimating the warranty expense accrual. The Company also exercises judgment in estimating its ability to sell certain repaired disc drives. To the extent such sales fall below the Company’s forecast, warranty cost will be adversely impacted.

 

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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

The Company’s recording of deferred tax assets each period depends primarily on the Company’s ability to generate current and future taxable income in the United States and certain foreign jurisdictions. Each period, the Company evaluates the need for a valuation allowance for its deferred tax assets and adjusts the valuation allowance so that net deferred tax assets are recorded only to the extent the Company concludes it is more likely than not that these deferred tax assets will be realized. With the Company’s acquisition of Maxtor, the realizability of U.S. deferred tax assets was determined on a consolidated return basis. As a result, Maxtor’s deferred tax assets that were determined to be realizable were recorded as a reduction of goodwill and Seagate deferred tax assets that were determined to be no longer realizable were written off with a charge to income tax expense at the date of acquisition.

In accordance with the provisions of Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Statement (“SFAS”) No. 141, Business Combinations (“SFAS No. 141”), the purchase price of an acquired company is allocated between tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed from the acquired business based on their estimated fair values, with the residual of the purchase price recorded as goodwill. The Company engages third-party appraisal firms to assist management in determining the fair values of certain assets acquired and liabilities assumed. Such valuations require management to make significant judgments, estimates and assumptions, especially with respect to intangible assets. Management makes estimates of fair value based upon assumptions it believes to be reasonable. These estimates are based on historical experience and information obtained from the management of the acquired companies, and are inherently uncertain. Critical estimates in valuing certain of the intangible assets include but are not limited to: future expected cash flows from existing technology, customer relationships, trade names, and other intangible assets; the acquired company’s brand awareness and market position, as well as assumptions about the period of time the acquired brand will continue to be used in the combined company’s product portfolio; and discount rates. Unanticipated events and circumstances may occur which may affect the accuracy or validity of such assumptions, estimates or actual results.

The Company is required to periodically evaluate the carrying values of its intangible assets for impairment. If any of the Company’s intangible assets are determined to be impaired, the Company may have to write down the impaired asset and its earnings would be adversely impacted in the period that occurs.

At March 30, 2007, the Company’s goodwill totaled approximately $2.440 billion and its identifiable other intangible assets totaled $219 million. In accordance with the provisions of SFAS No. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets (“SFAS No. 142”), the Company assesses the impairment of goodwill at least annually, or more often if warranted by events or changes in circumstances indicating that the carrying value may exceed its fair value. This assessment may require the projection and discounting of cash flows, an analysis of the Company’s market capitalization and the estimation of the fair values of tangible and intangible assets and liabilities. Estimates of cash flow are based upon, among other things, certain assumptions about expected future operating performance; judgment is also exercised in determining an appropriate discount rate. The Company’s estimates of discounted cash flows may differ from actual cash flows due to, among other things, economic conditions, changes to the business model, or changes in operating performance. Significant differences between these estimates and actual cash flows could materially affect the Company’s future financial results.

 

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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Net Income Per Share

In accordance with SFAS No. 128, Earnings per Share, the following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted net income per share for the three and nine months ended March 30, 2007 and March 31, 2006:

 

     For the Three Months Ended    For the Nine Months Ended
     March 30,
2007
    March 31,
2006
   March 30,
2007
   

March 31,

2006

     (In millions, except per share data)

Numerator

         

Net Income

   $ 212     $ 274    $ 371     $ 883
                             

Denominator

         

Weighted-average common shares outstanding

     548       489      566       483

Weighted-average nonvested shares

     (2 )     —        (2 )     —  
                             

Denominator for basic calculation

     546       489      564       483

Weighted-average effect of dilutive securities:

         

Weighted-average nonvested shares

     1       —        1       —  

Employee stock options

     24       32      25       28

2.375% convertible senior notes due August 2012

     6       —        5       —  
                             

Total shares for purpose of calculating diluted net income per share

     577       521      595       511
                             

Net income per share:

         

Basic

   $ 0.39     $ 0.56    $ 0.66     $ 1.72
                             

Diluted

   $ 0.37     $ 0.53    $ 0.62     $ 1.63
                             

The following potential common shares were excluded from the computation of diluted net income per share, as their effect would have been anti-dilutive:

 

     For the Three Months Ended    For the Nine Months Ended
     March 30,
2007
   March 31,
2006
   March 30,
2007
  

March 31,

2006

     (In millions)

Stock options

   19.3    4.4    18.8    12.8

Nonvested shares

   —      —      0.3    —  

6.8% convertible senior notes due April 2010

   4.1    —      4.1    —  

 

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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

2. Balance Sheet Information

 

    

March 30,

2007

   

June 30,

2006

 
     (in millions)  

Accounts Receivable:

    

Accounts receivable

   $ 1,422     $ 1,482  

Allowance for doubtful accounts

     (55 )     (37 )
                
   $ 1,367     $ 1,445  
                

Inventories:

    

Raw materials and components

   $ 258     $ 209  

Work-in-process

     87       126  

Finished goods

     487       556  
                
   $ 832     $ 891  
                

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net:

    

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements

   $ 4,949     $ 4,286  

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

     (2,670 )     (2,180 )
                
   $ 2,279     $ 2,106  
                

Accrued Warranty:

    

Short-term accrued warranty included in Accrued expenses, other on the balance sheet

   $ 235     $ 249  

Long-term accrued warranty included in Other non-current liabilities on the balance sheet

     202       196  
                
   $ 437     $ 445  
                

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

During the three months ended December 29, 2006, the Company terminated its distributor relationships with eSys Technologies Pte. Ltd. and its affiliated entities (“eSys”) and the Company ceased shipments of its products to eSys. eSys was the largest distributor of Seagate products (including Maxtor products) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 and for the three months ended September 29, 2006, representing approximately 5% and 6% of the Company’s revenues for those respective periods.

The Company recorded an additional $40 million of allowance for doubtful accounts in the three months ended September 29, 2006 due to the inherent uncertainties following the termination of the distribution relationships, eSys’ continuing delinquency in payments and failure to pay amounts when promised, and eSys’ failure to comply with the terms of its commercial agreements with the Company. The Company is pursuing collection of all amounts owed by eSys as promptly as possible. Any amounts recovered on these receivables will be recorded in the period received.

While the Company terminated its distributor relationships with eSys, the Company has and will continue to aggressively pursue its contractual audit rights as well as any claims that may be assertable against eSys as a result of material breaches of the distribution agreements and any intentionally wrongful conduct that may have occurred. Specifically, the Company has commenced legal proceedings against eSys and its Chief Executive Officer under a distribution agreement and a personal guarantee to recover all amounts owed to the Company for purchased products.

 

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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

2. Balance Sheet Information (continued)

Long-Term Debt and Credit Facilities

In September 2006, Seagate Technology HDD Holdings (“HDD”), the Company’s wholly-owned direct subsidiary, issued senior notes totaling $1.5 billion comprised of $300 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Notes due October 2009 (the “2009 Notes”), $600 million aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Notes due October 2011 (the “2011 Notes”) and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 6.8% Senior Notes due October 2016 (the “2016 Notes”). The Company has guaranteed these notes on a full and unconditional basis (see Note 12). These notes are unsecured and rank equally in right of payment with all of HDD’s other existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness and senior to any present and future subordinated indebtedness of HDD.

$300 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Floating Rate Senior Notes due October 2009. The 2009 Notes bear interest at a floating rate equal to three-month LIBOR plus 0.84% per year, payable quarterly on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 of each year. The 2009 Notes will mature on October 1, 2009. The Company may not redeem the 2009 Notes prior to maturity.

$600 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Fixed Rate Senior Notes due October 2011. The 2011 Notes bear interest at the rate of 6.375% per year, payable semi-annually on April 1 and October 1 of each year. The 2011 Notes are redeemable at the option of the Company in whole or in part, on not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ notice at a “make-whole” premium redemption price. The “make-whole” redemption price will be equal to the greater of (1) 100% of the principal amount of the notes being redeemed, or (2) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the 2011 Notes being redeemed, discounted at the redemption date on a semi-annual basis at a rate equal to the sum of the applicable Treasury rate plus 50 basis points.

$600 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Fixed Rate Senior Notes due October 2016. The 2016 Notes bear interest at the rate of 6.8% per year, payable semi-annually on April 1 and October 1 of each year. The 2016 Notes are redeemable at the option of the Company in whole or in part, on not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ notice at a “make-whole” premium redemption price. The “make-whole” redemption price will be equal to the greater of (1) 100% of the principal amount of the notes being redeemed, or (2) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the 2016 Notes being redeemed, discounted at the redemption date on a semi-annual basis at a rate equal to the sum of the applicable Treasury rate plus 50 basis points.

$400 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of 8% Senior Notes due May 2009. In October 2006, the Company redeemed its 8% Senior Notes due May 2009 (the “8% Notes”) at a redemption price of $1,040 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes for a total amount paid of $416 million. The redemption premium of $16 million as well as approximately $3 million of unamortized issuance costs were recorded as interest expense in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the nine months ended March 30, 2007.

 

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2. Balance Sheet Information (continued)

Revolving Credit Facility. HDD has a senior unsecured $500 million revolving credit facility that matures in September 2011. The $500 million revolving facility, which was entered into in September 2006, replaced the then-existing $100 million revolving credit facility.

The credit agreement that governs the Company’s revolving credit facility contains covenants that must be satisfied in order to remain in compliance with the agreement. The credit agreement contains three financial covenants: (1) minimum cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities; (2) a fixed charge coverage ratio; and (3) a net leverage ratio. As of March 30, 2007, the Company is in compliance with all covenants.

The $500 million revolving credit facility is available for cash borrowings and for the issuance of letters of credit up to a sub-limit of $100 million. Although no borrowings have been drawn under this revolving credit facility to date, the Company had utilized $47 million for outstanding letters of credit and bankers’ guarantees as of March 30, 2007, leaving $453 million for additional borrowings. The credit agreement governing the revolving credit facility includes limitations on the ability of the Company to pay dividends, including a limit of $300 million in any four consecutive quarters.

As a result of its acquisition of Maxtor in May 2006, the Company assumed $135 million aggregate principal amount of 6.8% Convertible Senior Notes due April 2010, $326 million aggregate principal amount of 2.375% Convertible Senior Notes due August 2012, $55 million aggregate principal amount of 5.75% Subordinated Debentures due March 2012 and $60 million aggregate principal amount of LIBOR based China Manufacturing Facility Loans. Following the payment by the Company of a dividend of $0.10 per common share on February 16, 2007 to holders of record of the Company’s common shares as of February 2, 2007, the conversion rate of the 2.375% Convertible Senior Notes due August 2012 has been adjusted from 56.6503 to 57.3380 as of February 16, 2007.

Upon the closing of the merger with Maxtor, the Company and Maxtor entered into a supplemental indenture whereby the Company agreed to guarantee the 2.375% Notes and the 6.8% Notes on a full and unconditional basis (see Note 12).

 

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3. Income Taxes

The Company is a foreign holding company incorporated in the Cayman Islands with foreign and U.S. subsidiaries that operate in multiple taxing jurisdictions. As a result, its worldwide operating income either is subject to varying rates of tax or is exempt from tax due to tax holidays or tax incentive programs in China, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland and Thailand. These tax holidays or incentives are scheduled to expire in whole or in part at various dates through 2020.

The Company’s provision for income taxes recorded for the three and nine months ended March 30, 2007 differs from the provision for income taxes that would be derived by applying a notional U.S. 35% rate to income before income taxes primarily due to the net effect of (i) the tax benefit related to the aforementioned tax holiday and tax incentive programs, (ii) an increase in the Company’s valuation allowance for U.S. deferred tax assets, and (iii) foreign tax benefits recorded during the period relating to reductions in previously accrued taxes and reductions in valuation allowances for certain foreign deferred tax assets. The Company’s provision for income taxes recorded for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2006 differed from the provision for income taxes that would be derived by applying a notional U.S. 35% rate to income before income taxes primarily due to the net effect of (i) the tax benefit related to the aforementioned tax holiday and tax incentive programs, (ii) a decrease in the Company’s valuation allowance recorded for U.S. and certain foreign deferred tax assets, and (iii) a tax benefit related to a reduction in previously accrued U.S. federal income taxes resulting from the final preparation of the Company’s U.S. fiscal 2005 income tax returns.

Based on the Company’s foreign ownership structure, participation in tax holiday and tax incentive programs in the Far East, and subject to potential future increases in its valuation allowance for U.S. and certain foreign deferred tax assets, the Company anticipates that its effective tax rate in future periods will generally be less than the U.S. federal statutory rate. Dividend distributions received from the Company’s U.S. subsidiaries may be subject to U.S. withholding taxes when and if distributed. Deferred tax liabilities have not been recorded on unremitted earnings of certain foreign subsidiaries, as these earnings will not be subject to tax in the Cayman Islands or U.S. federal income tax if remitted to the Company’s foreign parent holding company.

As of March 30, 2007, the Company has recorded net deferred tax assets of $251 million. The realization of $136 million of these deferred tax assets is primarily dependent on the Company’s ability to generate sufficient U.S. and certain foreign taxable income in fiscal years 2007 and 2008 and the first nine months of fiscal year 2009. Although realization is not assured, the Company’s management believes that it is more likely than not that these deferred tax assets will be realized. The amount of deferred tax assets considered realizable, however, may increase or decrease in subsequent quarters, when the Company reevaluates the underlying basis for its estimates of future U.S. and certain foreign taxable income.

 

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3. Income Taxes (continued)

During the nine months ended March 30, 2007, the Company recorded a $180 million reduction to goodwill originally recorded in connection with the Maxtor acquisition. The reduction in goodwill was required in accordance with SFAS No. 109, Accounting for Income Taxes (“SFAS No. 109”) as a result of the reversal of valuation allowance that had been previously recorded as of the date of acquisition against Maxtor related deferred tax assets for tax net operating loss carryovers. The valuation allowance was reduced primarily to reflect expected realization of acquired Maxtor net operating loss carry forwards due to increased forecasts of future U.S. taxable income and a $296 million gain for U.S. tax purposes from the inter company sale of certain intellectual property rights to a foreign subsidiary. Approximately $120 million of tax expense associated with the gain on the inter company sale of intangibles has been capitalized in accordance with Accounting Research Bulletin No. 51, Consolidated Financial Statements (“ARB No. 51”) and is being amortized to income tax expense over a sixty-month period which approximates the expected useful life of the intangibles sold in the inter company transaction.

As a result of the Maxtor acquisition, Maxtor underwent a change in ownership within the meaning of Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC Sec. 382) on May 19, 2006. In general, IRC Sec. 382 places annual limitations on the use of certain tax attributes such as net operating losses and tax credit carryovers in existence at the ownership change date. The annual limitation for this change is $110 million. Certain amounts may be accelerated into the first five years following the acquisition pursuant to IRC Section 382 and published notices. On January 3, 2005, the Company underwent a change in ownership under IRC Sec. 382 due to the sale of common shares to the public by its then largest shareholder, New SAC. Based on an independent valuation as of January 3, 2005, the annual limitation for this change is $44.8 million. To the extent management believes it is more likely than not that the deferred tax assets associated with tax attributes subject to this IRC Sec. 382 limitation will not be realized, a valuation allowance has been provided.

The Internal Revenue Service is currently examining the Company’s federal income tax returns for fiscal years ending in 2001-2004. The timing of the settlement of these examinations is uncertain. The Company believes that adequate amounts of tax have been provided for any final assessment that may result.

4. Restructuring Costs

Ongoing Restructuring Activities

During the nine months ended March 30, 2007, the Company reversed $4 million of restructuring accruals relating to the sale of a surplus building previously impaired in a prior restructuring and recorded restructuring accruals of approximately $4 million in connection with its ongoing restructuring activities, $3 million which was incurred during the three months ended March 30, 2007.

Liabilities Recognized in Connection with Business Combinations

In connection with the Maxtor acquisition, the Company accrued certain exit costs (see Note 5).

 

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5. Acquisitions

Maxtor Corporation

On December 20, 2005, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Maxtor Corporation, a Delaware corporation, and MD Merger Corporation, a Delaware corporation and direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Seagate, by which Seagate agreed to acquire Maxtor (the “Merger”), and whereby Maxtor would become a wholly owned subsidiary of Seagate. On May 19, 2006, the Company completed the acquisition of Maxtor in a stock-for-stock transaction. The acquisition was structured to qualify as a tax-free reorganization and the Company has accounted for the acquisition in accordance with SFAS No. 141. The combination of the two companies’ brands and the related product lines represent the most differentiated storage offering to customers and enhance the Company’s scale and capacity to better drive technology advances and accelerate delivery of a wide range of differentiated products and cost-effective solutions to a growing base of customers.

Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, each share of Maxtor common stock was exchanged for 0.37 of Company’s common shares. The Company issued approximately 96.9 million common shares to Maxtor’s shareholders, assumed and converted Maxtor options (based on the 0.37 exchange ratio) into options to purchase approximately 7.1 million of the Company’s common shares and assumed and converted all outstanding Maxtor nonvested stock into approximately 1.3 million of the Company’s nonvested shares. The purchase consideration comprising the fair value of the common shares, stock options and nonvested shares assumed and including transaction costs was approximately $2.0 billion.

Purchase Price Allocation

The application of purchase accounting under SFAS No. 141 requires that the total purchase price be allocated to the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair values at the acquisition date, with amounts exceeding the fair values being recorded as goodwill. The allocation process requires an analysis and valuation of acquired assets, including fixed assets, technologies, customer contracts and relationships, trade names and liabilities assumed, including contractual commitments and legal contingencies.

The Company has identified and recorded the assets, including specifically identifiable intangible assets, and liabilities assumed from Maxtor at their preliminary estimated fair values as at May 19, 2006, the date of acquisition, and allocated the initial residual value of approximately $2.5 billion to goodwill. During the nine months ended March 30, 2007, the Company recorded $156 million of net adjustments that decreased goodwill, including a $180 million reduction to goodwill relating to the reversal of a corresponding amount of the valuation allowance previously recorded as of the acquisition date against certain deferred tax assets comprised of former Maxtor operating losses (see Note 3 and Note 6), a decrease of $41 million to goodwill related to adjustments of the fair value of acquired property, plant and equipment partially offset by increases to goodwill related to certain pre-acquisition contingencies of $52 million, as well as increases to goodwill related to fair value changes of certain assets acquired and liabilities assumed.

 

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5. Acquisitions (continued)

Recognition of Liabilities in Connection with Maxtor Acquisition

Under Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) 95-3, Recognition of Liabilities in Connection with a Business Combination, the Company has accrued certain exit costs aggregating $247 million, of which $108 million relates to employee severance, $45 million relates to the planned exit of leased or owned excess facilities and $94 million relates to the cancellation or settlement of contractual obligations that will not provide any future economic benefit. The severance and associated benefits liability relates to the employment termination of approximately 4,900 Maxtor employees, primarily in the U.S. and Far East, substantially all of whom had been terminated as of March 30, 2007. In the nine months ended March 30, 2007, the Company paid $186 million of the accrued exit costs. The Company expects payments for severance and related benefits and for contractual settlements to be substantially completed by the end of fiscal year 2007, while the costs associated with the exit of certain facilities will continue to the end of fiscal year 2016.

The following table summarizes the Company’s exit activities in connection with the Maxtor acquisition:

 

     Severance
and
Benefits
    Excess
Facilities
    Contract
Cancellations
    Total  
     (in millions)  

Accrued exit costs, May 19, 2006

   $ 117     $ 43     $ 91     $ 251  

Cash payments

     (8 )     —         (10 )     (18 )
                                

Accrued exit costs, June 30, 2006

     109       43       81       233  

Purchase accounting adjustments

     (9 )     2       3       (4 )

Cash payments

     (93 )     (14 )     (79 )     (186 )
                                

Accrued exit costs, March 30, 2007

   $ 7     $ 31     $ 5     $ 43  
                                

Accrued exit costs are included in short-term and long-term Accrued Restructuring on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.

Stock-Based Compensation

The fair value of stock-based compensation related to the unearned stock options and nonvested shares assumed from Maxtor was approximately $69 million, net of forfeitures, of which approximately $40 million has been amortized through March 30, 2007. The remaining $29 million will be amortized on a straight-line basis over the remaining estimated service (vesting) periods of the underlying stock options or nonvested shares.

 

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5. Acquisitions (continued)

Pro Forma Financial Information

The unaudited financial information in the table below summarizes the combined results of operations of the Company with the results of Maxtor prior to the Merger, on a pro forma basis, as though the companies had been combined as of the beginning of the period presented. Pro forma financial information for our other acquisitions have not been presented as the effects were not material to our historical consolidated financial statements either individually or in aggregate. The pro forma financial information for the period presented includes the business combination accounting effect on conforming Maxtor’s revenue recognition policy to the Company’s, adjustments related to the fair value of acquired inventory and fixed assets, amortization charges from acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation charges for unvested stock options assumed and nonvested shares exchanged and related tax effects of these adjustments, where applicable. The pro forma financial information is presented for informational purposes only and is not indicative of the results of operations that would have been achieved had the acquisition taken place at the beginning of the period presented, nor does it intend to be a projection of future results.

The unaudited pro forma financial information for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2006 combines the Company’s historical results for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2006 and, due to differences in our reporting periods, the historical results of Maxtor for the three and nine months ended April 1, 2006.

 

    

Three Months
Ended

March 31,

2006

  

Nine Months
Ended
March 31,

2006

     (Unaudited)
     (In millions, except for per share data)

Revenue

   $ 3,166    $ 9,397

Net income

   $ 147    $ 681

Basic net income per share

   $ 0.25    $ 1.18

Diluted net income per share

   $ 0.24    $ 1.13

EVault, Inc.

During the three months ended March 30, 2007, the Company completed its acquisition of EVault, Inc. (“EVault”) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $186 million, which includes approximately $2 million in estimated acquisition-related expenses. EVault provides online backup, archival, data protection and recovery solutions for small-medium businesses and remote enterprise computing.

The purchase price has been preliminarily allocated to the tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their respective estimated fair values on the acquisition date as follows (in millions):

 

Tangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed

   $ 20

Identifiable intangible assets

     41

In-process research and development

     4

Goodwill

     121
      

Total purchase price

   $ 186
      

 

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5. Acquisitions (continued)

Tangible net assets were valued at their respective carrying amounts as we believe that these amounts approximated their current fair values at the acquisition dates. The fair value of identifiable intangible assets acquired reflects management’s estimates based on, among other factors, use of established valuation methods. Such assets consist of existing technology, customer relationships and trade names. Identifiable intangible assets are amortized over their estimated remaining useful lives. The Company assigned $4 million to the value of EVault’s in-process research and development projects as at the acquisition date, all of which was written off in the three months ended March 30, 2007. Goodwill of approximately $121 million represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of the net tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired.

The recorded values and estimated useful lives of the intangibles acquired from EVault were:

 

     Estimated Fair
Value
   Estimated
Remaining Useful
Life (in years)
     ($ in millions)     

Existing technology

   $ 26    4 – 5

Customer relationships

     12    4 – 6

Trade names

     3    3 – 4
         

Total acquired identifiable intangible assets

   $ 41   
         

 

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6. Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

Goodwill

In accordance with SFAS No. 141, the Company allocated the excess of the cost of the acquired entities over the net amounts of assets acquired and liabilities assumed to goodwill. As at March 30, 2007, the composition of the amounts recorded to goodwill is as follows (in millions):

 

Balance as of June 30, 2006

   $ 2,475  

Adjustment to goodwill acquired through Maxtor acquisition (see Note 5)

     (156 )

Goodwill acquired through EVault acquisition (see Note 5)

     121  
        

Balance as of March 30, 2007

   $ 2,440  
        

In accordance with the guidance in SFAS No. 142, goodwill is not amortized. Instead, it is tested for impairment on an annual basis or more frequently upon the occurrence of circumstances that indicate that goodwill may be impaired. The Company did not record any impairment of goodwill during the nine months ended March 30, 2007 or the nine months ended March 31, 2006.

Other Intangible Assets

Other intangible assets consist primarily of existing technology, customer relationships and trade names acquired in business combinations. Acquired intangibles are amortized on a straight-line basis over the respective estimated useful lives of the assets. Accumulated amortization of intangibles was $162 million and $33 million at March 30, 2007 and June 30, 2006, respectively. The carrying value of intangible assets at March 30, 2007 is set forth in the table below.

 

(in millions)

   Gross Carrying
Amount
   Accumulated
Amortization
    Net Carrying
Amount

Existing technology

   $ 176    $ (111 )   $ 65

Customer relationships

     152      (36 )     116

Trade names

     36      (7 )     29

Patents and licenses

     17      (8 )     9
                     

Total acquired identifiable intangible assets

   $ 381    $ (162 )   $ 219
                     

In the nine months ended March 30, 2007 and March 31, 2006, amortization expense for other intangible assets was $129 million and $4 million, respectively. Amortization of the existing technology intangible is charged to Cost of revenue while the amortization of the other intangible assets is included in Operating expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. During the three months ended March 30, 2007, the Company recorded a write-off of in-process research and development related to the acquisition of EVault in the amount of $4 million, which is included in Operating expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

 

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7. Stock-Based Compensation

Stock-Based Benefit Plans

Seagate Technology 2001 Share Option Plan—In December 2000, the Company’s board of directors adopted the Seagate Technology 2001 Share Option Plan (the “2001 Plan”). Under the terms of the 2001 Plan, eligible employees, directors, and consultants can be awarded options to purchase up to 100 million common shares of the Company under vesting terms to be determined at the date of grant. Options granted to exempt employees generally vest as follows: 25% of the shares will vest on the first anniversary of the vesting commencement date and the remaining 75% will vest proportionately each month over the next 36 months. Options granted to non-exempt employees vest on the first anniversary of the vesting commencement date. Except for certain options granted below deemed fair value shortly prior to the Company’s initial public offering in fiscal year 2003, all other options granted under the 2001 Plan were granted at fair market value. Options granted up through September 5, 2004 expire ten years from the date of grant and options granted subsequent to September 5, 2004 expire seven years from the date of grant. As of March 30, 2007, there were approximately 0.4 million common shares available for issuance under the 2001 Plan.

Seagate Technology 2004 Stock Compensation Plan—On August 5, 2004, the Company’s board of directors adopted the Seagate Technology 2004 Stock Compensation Plan (the “2004 Plan”), and on October 28, 2004, the Company’s shareholders approved the 2004 Plan. The purpose of the 2004 Plan is to promote the Company’s long-term growth and financial success by providing incentives to its employees, directors, and consultants through grants of share-based awards. On October 26, 2006, the Company’s shareholders approved an amendment to the 2004 Plan to increase the number of common shares available for issuance by 36 million. The provisions of the 2004 Plan, which allows for the grant of various types of equity-based awards up to 63.5 million shares, are also intended to provide greater flexibility to maintain the Company’s competitive ability to attract, retain and motivate participants for the benefit of the Company and its shareholders. Options granted to exempt employees generally vest as follows: 25% of the shares will vest on the first anniversary of the vesting commencement date and the remaining 75% will vest proportionately each month over the next 36 months. Options granted to non-exempt employees vest on the first anniversary of the vesting commencement date. As of March 30, 2007, there were approximately 38.5 million common shares available for issuance under the 2004 Plan.

Assumed Maxtor Stock Options—In connection with the Company’s acquisition of Maxtor, the Company assumed all outstanding options to purchase Maxtor common stock with a weighted-average exercise price of $16.10 on an as-converted basis. Each stock option assumed was converted into a stock option to purchase the Company’s common shares after applying the exchange ratio of 0.37 Company common shares for each share of Maxtor common stock. In total, the Company assumed and converted Maxtor stock options into stock options to purchase approximately 7.1 million of the Company’s common shares. In addition, the Company assumed and converted all outstanding Maxtor nonvested stock into approximately 1.3 million of the Company’s nonvested shares, based on the 0.37 exchange ratio. The assumed options and nonvested shares exchanged retained all applicable terms and vesting periods. As of March 30, 2007, approximately 2.6 million of the assumed stock options and approximately 1.0 million of the exchanged nonvested shares remained outstanding.

 

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7. Stock-Based Compensation (continued)

Maxtor Corporation 1996 Stock Plan—As a result of the acquisition of Maxtor, the Company assumed all outstanding stock options and nonvested stock under Maxtor’s Amended and Restated 1996 Stock Option Plan (the “1996 Plan”). Stock options under the 1996 Plan generally vest over a four-year period from the date of grant with 25% vesting at the first anniversary of the vest date and 6.25% each quarter thereafter, expiring ten years from the date of grant. Nonvested shares generally vest over a three-year period from the date of grant with 1/3 vesting at the first anniversary date of the vest date and 1/3 each year thereafter, and are subject to forfeiture if employment is terminated prior to the time the shares become fully vested and non-forfeitable.

Maxtor Corporation 2005 Performance Incentive Plan—As a result of the acquisition of Maxtor, the Company assumed all outstanding stock options and nonvested stock under Maxtor’s 2005 Performance Incentive Plan (the “2005 Plan”). Stock options granted under the 2005 Plan generally vest over a four-year period with 25% vesting at the first anniversary of the vest date and 6.25% each quarter thereafter, expiring ten years from the date of grant. Nonvested shares generally vest over a three-year period from the date of grant with 1/3 vesting at the first anniversary of the vest date and 1/3 each year thereafter, and are subject to forfeiture if employment is terminated prior to the time the shares become fully vested and non-forfeitable.

Maxtor (Quantum HDD) Merger Plan—As a result of the acquisition of Maxtor, the Company assumed all outstanding options under Maxtor’s (Quantum HDD) Merger Plan. Options granted under this plan are completely vested and exercisable.

Stock Purchase Plan—The Company established an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“ESPP”) in December 2002. At that time, a total of 20 million common shares had been authorized for issuance under the ESPP. On October 26, 2006, the Company’s shareholders approved an amendment to the ESPP to increase the number of common shares available for issuance by 10 million bringing the total amount of common shares authorized to be issued under the ESPP to 30 million. In no event shall the total number of shares issued under the ESPP exceed 75 million shares. The ESPP consists of a six-month offering period with a maximum issuance of 2.5 million shares per offering period. The ESPP permits eligible employees who have completed thirty days of employment prior to the commencement of any offering period to purchase common shares through payroll deductions generally at 85% of the fair market value of the common shares. On July 31, 2006, the Company issued approximately 1.7 million common shares under the ESPP, with a weighted-average purchase price of $16.45. On January 31, 2007, the Company issued approximately 1.7 million common shares under the ESPP, with a weighted-average purchase price of $19.09. As of March 30, 2007, there were approximately 12.5 million common shares available for issuance under the ESPP.

 

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7. Stock-Based Compensation (continued)

Determining Fair Value of Stock Options

The Company estimates the fair value of stock options granted using the Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing formula and a single option award approach. This fair value is then amortized on a straight-line basis over the requisite service periods of the awards, which is generally the vesting period or the remaining service (vesting) period. The fair value of the Company’s stock options granted to employees for the three and nine months ended March 30, 2007 and March 31, 2006 was estimated using the following weighted-average assumptions:

 

     For the Three Months Ended     For the Nine Months Ended  
    

March 30,

2007

    March 31,
2006
   

March 30,

2007

    March 31,
2006
 

Option Plan Shares

        

Expected term (in years)

     4.0       3.7       4.0       3.5 – 3.7  

Volatility

     38 %     41 %     38 – 39 %     41 – 43 %

Expected dividend

     1.5 – 1.6 %     1.2 – 1.5 %     1.4 – 1.9 %     1.2 – 2.3 %

Risk-free interest rate

     4.5 %     4.5 %     4.4 – 4.7 %     4.1 – 4.5 %

Estimated annual forfeitures

     4.5 %     4.9 %     4.5 %     4.6 – 4.9 %

Weighted-average grant date fair value

   $ 8.43     $ 8.25     $ 7.44     $ 5.06  

ESPP Plan Shares

        

Expected term (in years)

     0.5       0.5 – 1.0       0.5       0.5 – 1.0  

Volatility

     33 %     37 %     33 – 34 %     37 – 41 %

Expected dividend

     1.5 %     1.2 %     1.4 – 1.5 %     1.2 – 1.7 %

Risk-free interest rate

     5.2 %     4.5 %     5.0 – 5.2 %     3.6 – 4.5 %

Weighted-average grant date fair value

   $ 6.29     $ 6.36     $ 5.80     $ 5.21  

Stock Compensation Expense

The Company recorded approximately $32 million and $101 million of stock-based compensation during the three and nine months ended March 30, 2007, respectively. Of the $101 million recorded in the nine months ended March 30, 2007, approximately $24 million related to assumed stock options and nonvested shares exchanged in the Maxtor acquisition (see Note 5). The Company recorded approximately $20 million and $57 million of stock-based compensation during the three and nine months ended March 31, 2006, respectively. The Company has made an estimate of expected forfeitures and is recognizing compensation costs only for those equity awards expected to vest.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

8. Guarantees

Indemnifications to Officers and Directors

We have entered into indemnification agreements, a form of which is incorporated by reference in the exhibits of this report, with the members of our board of directors to indemnify them to the extent permitted by law against any and all liabilities, costs, expenses, amounts paid in settlement and damages incurred by the directors as a result of any lawsuit, or any judicial, administrative or investigative proceeding in which the directors are sued as a result of their service as members of our board of directors.

Intellectual Property Indemnification Obligations

The Company has entered into agreements with customers and suppliers that include limited intellectual property indemnification obligations that are customary in the industry. These guarantees generally require the Company to compensate the other party for certain damages and costs incurred as a result of third party intellectual property claims arising from these transactions. The nature of the intellectual property indemnification obligations prevents the Company from making a reasonable estimate of the maximum potential amount it could be required to pay to its customers and suppliers. Historically, the Company has not made any significant indemnification payments under such agreements and no amount has been accrued in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements with respect to these indemnification obligations.

Product Warranty

The Company estimates probable product warranty costs at the time revenue is recognized. The Company generally warrants its products for a period of one to five years. The Company warrants its internal desktop and notebook disc drives shipped through the distribution and retail channels for a period of three to five years. The Company uses estimated repair or replacement costs and uses statistical modeling to estimate product return rates in order to determine its warranty obligation. In addition, estimated settlements for customer compensatory claims relating to product quality issues, if any, are accrued as warranty expense. Changes in the Company’s product warranty liability during the three and nine months ended March 30, 2007 and March 31, 2006 were as follows:

 

     For the Three Months Ended     For the Nine Months Ended  
    

March 30,

2007

    March 31,
2006
   

March 30,

2007

    March 31,
2006
 
     (in millions)  

Balance, beginning of period

   $ 457     $ 250     $ 445     $ 243  

Warranties issued

     50       36       164       103  

Repairs and replacements

     (91 )     (36 )     (235 )     (99 )

Changes in liability for pre-existing warranties, including expirations and customer compensatory claims

     21       8       63       11  
                                

Balance, end of period

   $ 437     $ 258     $ 437     $ 258  
                                

The Company offers extended warranties on certain of its products. Revenue on extended warranties is recognized ratably over the extended warranty period.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

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9. Equity

Issuance of Common Shares

During the nine months ended March 30, 2007, the Company issued approximately 16.0 million of its common shares from the exercise of stock options and approximately 3.4 million of its common shares related to the Company’s employee stock purchase plan.

Repurchases of Equity Securities

On August 8, 2006, the Company announced that its board of directors had authorized the use of up to $2.5 billion for the repurchase of the Company’s outstanding common shares over a two-year period. From the authorization of this repurchase program and through the nine months ended March 30, 2007, the Company repurchased approximately 52.2 million shares, all of which were cancelled on the day received and are no longer outstanding. The Company repurchased these shares through a combination of open market purchases and prepaid forward agreements with large financial institutions, whereupon the Company prepaid financial institutions to deliver shares at future dates. The Company entered into these agreements in order to take advantage of repurchasing shares at a guaranteed discount to the Volume Weighted Average Price (“VWAP”) of its common shares. The Company’s policy to date has been to enter into such transactions only when the discount that it receives is higher than the foregone return on its cash prepayment to the financial institution. There were no explicit commissions or fees on these prepaid forward agreements. Under the terms of these agreements, there was no requirement for the financial institution to return any portion of the prepayment to the Company. These prepaid forward agreements were not derivatives because the Company had prepaid all amounts and had no remaining obligation. The prepayments were recorded as a reduction to shareholder’s equity when paid and the shares were deducted from shares outstanding when delivered. The agreements require the physical delivery of shares; there were no settlement alternatives, except in the case of certain defined extraordinary events. The parameters used to calculate the final number of shares deliverable were: the total notional amount of the contract and the average VWAP of the Company’s stock during the contract period less the agreed upon discount.

During the nine months ended March 30, 2007, the Company repurchased 14.5 million shares through open market repurchases. In addition, the Company made payments totaling $950 million under prepaid forward agreements and took delivery of 37.7 million shares using prepaid forward agreements. Shares physically delivered to the Company were cancelled on the day received and were no longer outstanding. At March 30, 2007, there were no outstanding prepaid forward agreements to repurchase the Company’s common shares.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

9. Equity (continued)

As of March 30, 2007, the Company had approximately $1.2 billion remaining under the authorized $2.5 billion stock repurchase program. The Company did not repurchase any shares during the nine months ended March 31, 2006. Share repurchases during the nine months ended March 30, 2007 were as follows:

 

     Total Number of
Shares Purchased
   Average Price
Paid per Share
   Total Number of Shares
Purchased Under Publicly
Announced Plans or Programs
   Dollar Value of Shares
That May Yet Be
Purchased Under the Plans
or Programs
     (in millions)         (in millions)    (in millions)

July 2006

   —      $ —      —      $ 2,500

August 2006

   —      $ —      —      $ 2,500

September 2006

   6.7    $ 22.47    6.7    $ 2,350

October 2006

   —      $ —      —      $ 2,350

November 2006

   5.3    $ 23.41    5.3    $ 2,225

December 2006 (1)

   17.7    $ 25.82    17.7    $ 1,768

January 2007 (1)

   13.3    $ 25.82    13.3    $ 1,425

February 2007

   6.5    $ 26.66    6.5    $ 1,251

March 2007

   2.7    $ 27.45    2.7    $ 1,176
                   

Total

   52.2    $ 25.34    52.2    $ 1,176

(1) The Company took delivery of 17.7 million shares in December 2006 under one of the prepaid forward agreements, which subsequently closed in January 2007 upon delivery of an additional 13.3 million shares. The average price paid per share was calculated based on the average price paid for the total 31 million shares delivered under this prepaid forward agreement.

10. Litigation

See Part II, Item 1, “Legal Proceedings.”

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

11. Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In February 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 159, The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities — Including an Amendment of FASB Statement No. 115 (“SFAS No. 159”). SFAS No. 159 permits entities to choose to measure many financial instruments and certain other items at fair value. Unrealized gains and losses on items for which the fair value option has been elected will be recognized in earnings at each subsequent reporting date. SFAS No. 159 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007. The Company is evaluating the impact that the adoption of SFAS No. 159 will have on its consolidated results of operations and financial condition.

In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 157, Fair Value Measurements (“SFAS No. 157”) which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. This Statement applies under other accounting pronouncements that require or permit fair value measurements, the Board having previously concluded in those accounting pronouncements that fair value is the relevant measurement attribute. Accordingly, this Statement does not require any new fair value measurements. However, for some entities, the application of this Statement will change current practice. SFAS No. 157 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is currently evaluating the effect that the adoption of SFAS No. 157 will have on its consolidated results of operations and financial condition.

In June 2006, the FASB issued FASB Interpretation No. (FIN) 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes — An Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109 (“FIN 48”). This Interpretation clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements in accordance with SFAS No. 109. This Interpretation prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. This Interpretation is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2006 and will be adopted by the Company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2008. The Company is currently evaluating the effect that the adoption of FIN 48 will have on its consolidated results of operations and financial condition.

In February 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 155, Accounting for Certain Hybrid Financial Instruments (“SFAS No. 155”), which amends SFAS No. 133, Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities (“SFAS No. 133”), and SFAS No. 140, Accounting for Transfers and Servicing of Financial Assets and Extinguishments of Liabilities (“SFAS No. 140”). SFAS No. 155 simplifies the accounting for certain derivatives embedded in other financial instruments by allowing them to be accounted for as a whole if the holder elects to account for the entire instrument on a fair value basis. SFAS No. 155 also clarifies and amends certain other provisions of SFAS No. 133 and SFAS No. 140. SFAS No. 155 is effective for all financial instruments acquired, issued, or subject to a remeasurement event occurring in fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2006. Earlier adoption is permitted, provided the company has not yet issued financial statements, including for interim periods, for that fiscal year. We do not expect the adoption of SFAS No. 155 to have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information

The Company has guaranteed HDD’s obligations under the 2009 Notes, the 2011 Notes and the 2016 Notes (the “Senior Notes”), on a full and unconditional basis, and prior to October 25, 2006 when the Company’s 8% Notes were redeemed, the Company had guaranteed HDD’s obligations under the 8% Notes. The following tables present parent guarantor, subsidiary issuer and combined non-guarantors condensed consolidating balance sheets of the Company and its subsidiaries at March 30, 2007 and June 30, 2006, the condensed consolidating statements of operations for the three and nine months ended March 30, 2007 and March 31, 2006, and the condensed consolidating statements of cash flows for the nine months ended March 30, 2007 and March 31, 2006. The information classifies the Company’s subsidiaries into Seagate Technology-parent company guarantor, HDD-subsidiary issuer, and the Combined Non-Guarantors based upon the classification of those subsidiaries. Under each of these instruments, dividends paid by HDD or its restricted subsidiaries would constitute restricted payments and loans between the Company and HDD or its restricted subsidiaries would constitute affiliate transactions.

From the date of acquisition (May 19, 2006) through June 30, 2006, Maxtor was a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Seagate Technology. The accompanying condensed consolidating balance sheet as of June 30, 2006 reflects the corporate legal structure of Seagate Technology, HDD, and the Combined Non-Guarantors, as they existed at that time. On July 3, 2006, through a corporate organizational change and realignment, Maxtor became a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of HDD and of Seagate Technology. As a result, beginning July 3, 2006, the investment in Maxtor is accounted for on an equity method basis in the financial information of HDD.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Balance Sheet

March 30, 2007

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
   HDD
Subsidiary
Issuer
   Combined
Non-Guarantors
   Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 8    $ 83    $ 818    $ —       $ 909

Short-term investments

     —        —        301      —         301

Accounts receivable, net

     —        —        1,367      —         1,367

Intercompany receivable

     32      —        —        (32 )     —  

Inventories

     —        —        832      —         832

Other current assets

     —        —        400      —         400
                                   

Total Current Assets

     40      83      3,718      (32 )     3,809
                                   

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net

     —        —        2,279      —         2,279

Goodwill

     —        —        2,440      —         2,440

Other intangible assets

     —        —        219      —         219

Other assets, net

     —        18      499      —         517

Equity investment in HDD

     5,840      —        —        (5,840 )     —  

Equity investments in Non-Guarantors

     —        5,832      —        (5,832 )     —  

Intercompany note receivable

     —        1,450      560      (2,010 )     —  
                                   

Total Assets

   $ 5,880    $ 7,383    $ 9,715    $ (13,714 )   $ 9,264
                                   

Accounts payable

   $ —      $ —      $ 1,397    $ —       $ 1,397

Intercompany payable

     —        —        32      (32 )     —  

Accrued employee compensation

     —        —        156      —         156

Accrued expenses

     2      47      739      —         788

Accrued income taxes

     —        —        77      —         77

Current portion of long-term debt

     —        —        330      —         330
                                   

Total Current Liabilities

     2      47      2,731      (32 )     2,748
                                   

Other liabilities

     8      —        355      —         363

Intercompany note payable

     1,450      —        560      (2,010 )     —  

Long-term debt, less current portion

     —        1,496      237      —         1,733
                                   

Total Liabilities

     1,460      1,543      3,883      (2,042 )     4,844
                                   

Shareholders’ Equity

     4,420      5,840      5,832      (11,672 )     4,420
                                   

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

   $ 5,880    $ 7,383    $ 9,715    $ (13,714 )   $ 9,264
                                   

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Balance Sheet

June 30, 2006

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
   HDD
Subsidiary
Issuer
   Combined
Non-Guarantors
   Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ —      $ 1    $ 909    $ —       $ 910

Short-term investments

     —        —        823      —         823

Accounts receivable, net

     —        —        1,445      —         1,445

Intercompany receivable

     2      —        10      (12 )     —  

Intercompany loan receivable

     —        464      4      (468 )     —  

Inventories

     —        —        891      —         891

Other current assets

     —        —        264      —         264
                                   

Total Current Assets

     2      465      4,346      (480 )     4,333
                                   

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net

     —        —        2,106      —         2,106

Other intangible assets

     —        —        307      —         307

Other assets, net

     —        4      395      (76 )     323

Goodwill

     —        —        2,475      —         2,475

Equity investment in HDD

     3,331      —        —        (3,331 )     —  

Equity investments in Non-Guarantors

     2,023      4,101      —        (6,124 )     —  

Intercompany note receivable

     —        —        835      (835 )     —  
                                   

Total Assets

   $ 5,356    $ 4,570    $ 10,464    $ (10,846 )   $ 9,544
                                   

Accounts payable

   $ —      $ —      $ 1,692    $ —       $ 1,692

Intercompany payable

     3      —        8      (11 )     —  

Accrued employee compensation

     —        —        385      —         385

Accrued expenses

     1      4      853      —         858

Accrued income taxes

     —        —        72      —         72

Intercompany loan payable

     140      —        329      (469 )     —  

Current portion of long-term debt

     —        —        330      —         330
                                   

Total Current Liabilities

     144      4      3,669      (480 )     3,337
                                   

Other liabilities

     —        —        355      —         355

Intercompany note payable

     —        835      76      (911 )     —  

Long-term debt, less current portion

     —        400      240      —         640
                                   

Total Liabilities

     144      1,239      4,340      (1,391 )     4,332
                                   

Shareholders’ Equity

     5,212      3,331      6,124      (9,455 )     5,212
                                   

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

   $ 5,356    $ 4,570    $ 10,464    $ (10,846 )   $ 9,544
                                   

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Statement of Operations

Three Months Ended March 30, 2007

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
   HDD
Subsidiary
Issuer
    Combined
Non-Guarantors
    Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated
 

Revenue

   $ —      $ —       $ 2,882     $ (54 )   $ 2,828  

Cost of revenue

     —        —         2,279       (54 )     2,225  

Product development

     —        —         214       —         214  

Marketing and administrative

     —        —         126       —         126  

Amortization of intangibles

     —        —         13       —         13  

Restructuring, net

     —        —         3       —         3  
                                       

Total operating expenses

     —        —         2,635       (54 )     2,581  
                                       

(Loss) income from operations

     —        —         247       —         247  

Interest income

     —        2       13       —         15  

Interest expense

     —        (25 )     (8 )     —         (33 )

Equity in income of HDD

     212      —         —         (212 )     —    

Equity in income (loss) of Non-Guarantors

     —        235       —         (235 )     —    

Other, net

     —        —         1       —         1  
                                       

Other income (expense), net

     212      212       6       (447 )     (17 )
                                       

Income before income taxes

     212      212       253       (447 )     230  

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

     —        —         18       —         18  
                                       

Net income

   $ 212    $ 212     $ 235     $ (447 )   $ 212  
                                       

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Statement of Operations

Nine Months Ended March 30, 2007

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
    HDD
Subsidiary
Issuer
    Combined
Non-Guarantors
    Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated
 

Revenue

   $ —       $ —       $ 9,534     $ (918 )   $ 8,616  

Cost of revenue

     —         —         7,943       (918 )     7,025  

Product development

     —         —         683       —         683  

Marketing and administrative

     2       —         444       —         446  

Amortization of intangibles

     —         —         36       —         36  

Restructuring, net

     —         —         —         —         —    
                                        

Total operating expenses

     2       —         9,106       (918 )     8,190  
                                        

(Loss) income from operations

     (2 )     —         428       —         426  

Interest income

     1       20       53       (15 )     59  

Interest expense

     (2 )     (97 )     (23 )     15       (107 )

Equity in income of HDD

     374       —         —         (374 )     —    

Equity in income (loss) of Non-Guarantors

     —         451       —         (451 )     —    

Other, net

     —         —         11       —         11  
                                        

Other income (expense), net

     373       374       41       (825 )     (37 )
                                        

Income before income taxes

     371       374       469       (825 )     389  

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

     —         —         18       —         18  
                                        

Net income

   $ 371     $ 374     $ 451     $ (825 )   $ 371  
                                        

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

Nine Months Ended March 30, 2007

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
    HDD
Subsidiary
Issuer
    Combined
Non-Guarantors
    Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated
 

Operating Activities

          

Net Income

   $ 371     $ 374     $ 451     $ (825 )   $ 371  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

          

Depreciation and amortization

     —         —         650       —         650  

Stock-based compensation

     —         —         101       —         101  

Allowance for doubtful accounts receivable

     —         —         42       —         42  

Redemption charges on 8% Senior Notes due 2009

     —         19       —         —         19  

In-process research and development

     —         —         4       —         4  

Equity in (income) of HDD

     (374 )     —         —         374       —    

Equity in (income) of Non-Guarantors

     —         (451 )     —         451       —    

Other non-cash operating activities, net

     —         1       15       —         16  

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net

     (24 )     39       (648 )     —         (633 )
                                        

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

     (27 )     (18 )     615       —         570  

Investing Activities

          

Acquisition of property, equipment and leasehold improvements

     —         —         (688 )     —         (688 )

Proceeds from sales of fixed assets

     —         —         29       —         29  

Purchase of short-term investments

     —         (85 )     (237 )     —         (322 )

Maturities and sales of short-term investments

     —         85       766       —         851  

Acquisitions, net of cash and cash equivalents acquired

     —         —         (178 )     —         (178 )

Other investing activities, net

     —         —         (44 )     —         (44 )
                                        

Net cash used in investing activities

     —         —         (352 )     —         (352 )

Financing Activities

          

Net proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

     —         1,477       —         —         1,477  

Repayment of long-term debt

     —         —         (5 )     —         (5 )

Redemption of 8% Senior Notes due 2009

     —         (400 )     —         —         (400 )

Redemption premium on 8% Senior Notes due 2009

     —         (16 )     —         —         (16 )

Loan from HDD to Parent

     1,310       (1,310 )     —         —         —    

Loan repayment to HDD from Non-Guarantor

     —         329       (329 )     —         —    

Loan repayment to Non-Guarantor from HDD

     —         (839 )     839       —         —    

Distribution from Non-Guarantor to HDD

     —         859       (859 )     —         —    

Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options and employee stock purchase plan

     207       —         —         —         207  

Dividends to shareholders

     (158 )     —         —         —         (158 )

Repurchases of common shares and payments made under prepaid forward agreements

     (1,324 )     —         —         —         (1,324 )
                                        

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

     35       100       (354 )     —         (219 )
                                        

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     8       82       (91 )     —         (1 )

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

     —         1       909       —         910  
                                        

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

   $ 8     $ 83     $ 818     $ —       $ 909  
                                        

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Statement of Operations

Three Months Ended March 31, 2006

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
   HDD
Subsidiary
Issuer
    Combined
Non-Guarantors
   Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated
 

Revenue

   $ —      $ —       $ 2,289    $ —       $ 2,289  

Cost of revenue

     —        —         1,733      —         1,733  

Product development

     —        —         195      —         195  

Marketing and administrative

     —        —         108      —         108  

Restructuring

     —        —            —      
                                      

Total operating expenses

     —        —         2,036      —         2,036  
                                      

Income from operations

     —        —         253      —         253  

Interest income

     —        —         21      (2 )     19  

Interest expense

     —        (9 )     —        2       (7 )

Equity in income of HDD

     274      —         —        (274 )     —    

Equity in income of Non-Guarantors

     —        283       —        (283 )     —    

Other, net

     —        —         12      —         12  
                                      

Other income (expense), net

     274      274       33      (557 )     24  
                                      

Income before income taxes

     274      274       286      (557 )     277  

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

     —        —         3      —         3  
                                      

Net income

   $ 274    $ 274     $ 283    $ (557 )   $ 274  
                                      

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Statement of Operations

Nine Months Ended March 31, 2006

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
   HDD
Subsidiary
Issuer
    Combined
Non-Guarantors
    Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated
 

Revenue

   $ —      $ —       $ 6,677     $ —       $ 6,677  

Cost of revenue

     —        —         4,995       —         4,995  

Product development

     —        —         573       —         573  

Marketing and administrative

     —        —         303       —         303  

Restructuring

     —        —         4       —         4  
                                       

Total operating expenses

     —        —         5,875       —         5,875  
                                       

Income from operations

     —        —         802       —         802  

Interest income

     —        3       52       (7 )     48  

Interest expense

     —        (32 )     (6 )     7       (31 )

Equity in income of HDD

     833      —         —         (833 )     —    

Equity in income of Non-Guarantors

     —        862       —         (862 )     —    

Other, net

     —        —         22       —         22  
                                       

Other income (expense), net

     833      833       68       (1,695 )     39  
                                       

Income before income taxes

     833      833       870       (1,695 )     841  

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

     —        —         8       —         8  
                                       

Net income

   $ 833    $ 833     $ 862     $ (1,695 )   $ 833  
                                       

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

Nine Months Ended March 31, 2006

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
    HDD
Subsidiary
Issuer
    Combined
Non-Guarantors
    Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated
 

Operating Activities

          

Net Income

   $ 833     $ 833     $ 862     $ (1,695 )   $ 833  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

          

Depreciation and amortization

     —         —         436       —         436  

Stock-based compensation

     —         —         57       —         57  

Excess tax benefit from exercise of stock options

     —         —         (14 )     —         (14 )

Equity in (income) of HDD

     (833 )     —         —         833       —    

Equity in (income) of Non-Guarantors

     —         (862 )     —         862       —    

Other non-cash operating activities, net

     —         2       (15 )     —         (13 )

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net

     3       5       (12 )     —         (4 )
                                        

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

     3       (22 )     1,314       —         1,295  

Investing Activities

          

Acquisition of property, equipment and leasehold Improvements

     —         —         (606 )     —         (606 )

Purchase of short-term investments

     —         —         (2,627 )     —         (2,627 )

Maturities and sales of short-term investments

     —         —         2,724       —         2,724  

Acquisitions, net of cash and cash equivalents acquired

     —         —         (28 )     —         (28 )

Other investing activities, net

     (7 )     1       (128 )     —         (134 )
                                        

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     (7 )     1       (665 )     —         (671 )

Financing Activities

          

Repayment of long-term debt

     —         (243 )     (97 )     —         (340 )

Loan to Non-Guarantor from HDD

     —         (2 )     2       —         —    

Loan repayment to HDD from Non-Guarantor

     —         226       (226 )     —         —    

Loan to HDD from Non-Guarantor

     —         109       (109 )     —         —    

Dividend paid to Parent from HDD

     42       (42 )     —         —         —    

Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options and

employee stock purchase plan

     106       —         —         —         106  

Dividend paid to shareholders

     (115 )     —         —         —         (115 )

Excess tax benefit from exercise of stock options

     —         —         14       —         14  
                                        

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

     33       48       (416 )     —         (335 )
                                        

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     29       27       233       —         289  

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

     9       —         737       —         746  
                                        

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

   $ 38     $ 27     $ 970     $ —       $ 1,035  
                                        

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

On May 19, 2006, in connection with the acquisition of Maxtor, the Company, Maxtor and the trustee under the indenture for the 2.375% Notes and 6.8% Notes entered into a supplemental indenture pursuant to which the notes became convertible into the Company’s common shares. In addition, the Company agreed to fully and unconditionally guarantee the 2.375% Notes and 6.8% Notes on a senior unsecured basis. The Company’s obligations under its guarantee rank in right of payment with all of its existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness. The indenture does not contain any financial covenants and does not restrict Maxtor from paying dividends, incurring additional indebtedness or issuing or repurchasing its other securities (see Note 5). The following tables present parent guarantor, subsidiary issuer and combined non-guarantors condensed consolidating balance sheets of the Company and its subsidiaries at March 30, 2007 and June 30, 2006, the condensed consolidating statements of operations for the three and nine months ended March 30, 2007, and the condensed consolidating statement of cash flows for the nine months ended March 30, 2007. The information classifies the Company’s subsidiaries into Seagate Technology-parent company guarantor, Maxtor-subsidiary issuer and the Combined Non-Guarantors based on the classification of those subsidiaries under the terms of the 2.375% Notes and 6.8% Notes.

From the date of acquisition (May 19, 2006) through June 30, 2006, Maxtor was a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Seagate Technology. The accompanying condensed consolidating balance sheet as of June 30, 2006 reflects the corporate legal structure of Seagate Technology, HDD, and the Combined Non-Guarantors, as they existed at that time. On July 3, 2006, through a corporate organizational change and realignment, Maxtor became a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of HDD and of Seagate Technology. As a result, beginning July 3, 2006, the investment in Maxtor is accounted for on an equity method basis in the financial information of HDD, a non-guarantor, and therefore, the balance sheet of the Combined Non-Guarantors as of March 30, 2007 reflects the investment in Maxtor on an equity method basis.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Balance Sheet

March 30, 2007

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
   Maxtor
Subsidiary
Issuer
    Combined
Non-Guarantors
   Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 8    $ 3     $ 898    $ —       $ 909

Short-term investments

     —        —         301      —         301

Accounts receivable, net

     —        (39 )     1,406      —         1,367

Intercompany receivable

     32      8       —        (40 )     —  

Inventories

     —        2       830      —         832

Other current assets

     —        69       331      —         400
                                    

Total Current Assets

     40      43       3,766      (40 )     3,809
                                    

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net

     —        50       2,229      —         2,279

Goodwill

     —        805       1,635      —         2,440

Other intangible assets

     —        34       185      —         219

Other assets, net

     —        178       339      —         517

Equity investment in Maxtor

     —        —         1,711      (1,711 )     —  

Equity investments in Non-Guarantors

     5,840      1,838       4,121      (11,799 )     —  

Intercompany note receivable

     —        —         2,010      (2,010 )     —  
                                    

Total Assets

   $ 5,880    $ 2,948     $ 15,996    $ (15,560 )   $ 9,264
                                    

Accounts payable

   $ —      $ —       $ 1,397    $ —       $ 1,397

Intercompany payable

     —        —         40      (40 )     —  

Accrued employee compensation

     —        1       155      —         156

Accrued expenses

     2      64       722      —         788

Accrued income taxes

     —        14       63      —         77

Current portion of long-term debt

     —        330       —        —         330
                                    

Total Current Liabilities

     2      409       2,377      (40 )     2,748
                                    

Other liabilities

     8      92       263      —         363

Intercompany note payable

     1,450      560       —        (2,010 )     —  

Long-term debt, less current portion

     —        176       1,557      —         1,733
                                    

Total Liabilities

     1,460      1,237       4,197      (2,050 )     4,844
                                    

Shareholders’ Equity

     4,420      1,711       11,799      (13,510 )     4,420
                                    

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

   $ 5,880    $ 2,948     $ 15,996    $ (15,560 )   $ 9,264
                                    

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Balance Sheet

June 30, 2006

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
   Maxtor
Subsidiary
Issuer
  

Combined

Non-Guarantors

   Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ —      $ 29    $ 881    $ —       $ 910

Short-term investments

     —        —        823      —         823

Accounts receivable, net

     —        72      1,373      —         1,445

Intercompany receivable

     2      —        116      (118 )     —  

Intercompany loan receivable

     —        —        468      (468 )     —  

Inventories

     —        91      800      —         891

Other current assets

     —        59      205      —         264
                                   

Total Current Assets

     2      251      4,666      (586 )     4,333
                                   

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net

     —        63      2,043      —         2,106

Other intangible assets

     —        95      212      —         307

Other assets, net

     —        30      369      (76 )     323

Goodwill

     —        873      1,602      —         2,475

Equity investment in Maxtor

     2,023      —        —        (2,023 )     —  

Equity investments in Non-Guarantors

     3,331      2,101      4,101      (9,533 )     —  

Intercompany note receivable

     —        —        835      (835 )     —  
                                   

Total Assets

   $ 5,356    $ 3,413    $ 13,828    $ (13,053 )   $ 9,544
                                   

Accounts payable

   $ —      $ 65    $ 1,627    $ —       $ 1,692

Intercompany payable

     3      114      —        (117 )     —  

Accrued employee compensation

     —        58      327      —         385

Accrued expenses

     1      137      720      —         858

Accrued income taxes

     —        15      57      —         72

Intercompany loan payable

     140      324      5      (469 )     —  

Current portion of long-term debt

     —        330      —        —         330
                                   

Total Current Liabilities

     144      1,043      2,736      (586 )     3,337
                                   

Other liabilities

     —        91      264      —         355

Intercompany note payable

     —        76      835      (911 )     —  

Long-term debt, less current portion

     —        180      460      —         640
                                   

Total Liabilities

     144      1,390      4,295      (1,497 )     4,332
                                   

Shareholders’ Equity

     5,212      2,023      9,533      (11,556 )     5,212
                                   

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

   $ 5,356    $ 3,413    $ 13,828    $ (13,053 )   $ 9,544
                                   

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Statement of Operations

Three Months Ended March 30, 2007

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
   Maxtor
Subsidiary
Issuer
    Combined
Non-Guarantors
    Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated
 

Revenue

   $ —      $ 82     $ 2,800     $ (54 )   $ 2,828  

Cost of revenue

     —        85       2,194       (54 )     2,225  

Product development

     —        3       211       —         214  

Marketing and administrative

     —        6       120       —         126  

Amortization of intangibles

     —        3       10       —         13  

Restructuring, net

     —        —         3       —         3  
                                       

Total operating expenses

     —        97       2,538       (54 )     2,581  
                                       

(Loss) income from operations

     —        (15 )     262       —         247  

Interest income

     —        —         15       —         15  

Interest expense

     —        (16 )     (17 )     —         (33 )

Equity in loss of Maxtor

     —        —         (31 )     31       —    

Equity in income (loss) of Non-Guarantors

     212      (5 )     265       (472 )     —    

Other, net

     —        —         1       —         1  
                                       

Other income (expense), net

     212      (21 )     233       (441 )     (17 )
                                       

Income (loss) before income taxes

     212      (36 )     495       (441 )     230  

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

     —        —         18       —         18  
                                       

Net income (loss)

   $ 212    $ (36 )   $ 477     $ (441 )   $ 212  
                                       

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Statement of Operations

Nine Months Ended March 30, 2007

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
    Maxtor
Subsidiary
Issuer
    Combined
Non-Guarantors
    Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated
 

Revenue

   $ —       $ 343     $ 9,191     $ (918 )   $ 8,616  

Cost of revenue

     —         435       7,508       (918 )     7,025  

Product development

     —         10       673       —         683  

Marketing and administrative

     2       29       415       —         446  

Amortization of intangibles

     —         11       25       —         36  

Restructuring, net

     —         —         —         —         —    
                                        

Total operating expenses

     2       485       8,621       (918 )     8,190  
                                        

(Loss) income from operations

     (2 )     (142 )     570       —         426  

Interest income

     1       1       72       (15 )     59  

Interest expense

     (2 )     (48 )     (72 )     15       (107 )

Equity in loss of Maxtor

     —         —         (189 )     189       —    

Equity in income (loss) of Non-Guarantors

     374       (198 )     640       (816 )     —    

Other, net

     —         —         11       —         11  
                                        

Other income (expense), net

     373       (245 )     462       (627 )     (37 )
                                        

Income (loss) before income taxes

     371       (387 )     1,032       (627 )     389  

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

     —         —         18       —         18  
                                        

Net income (loss)

   $ 371     $ (387 )   $ 1,014     $ (627 )   $ 371  
                                        

 

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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (continued)

Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

Nine Months Ended March 30, 2007

(In millions)

 

     Seagate
Technology
Parent
Company
Guarantor
    Maxtor
Subsidiary
Issuer
    Combined
Non-Guarantors
    Eliminations     Seagate
Technology
Consolidated
 

Operating Activities

          

Net Income (Loss)

   $ 371     $ (387 )   $ 1,014     $ (627 )   $ 371  

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

          

Depreciation and amortization

     —         63       587       —         650  

Stock-based compensation

     —         22       79       —         101  

Allowance for doubtful accounts receivable

     —         —         42       —         42  

Redemption charge on 8% Senior Notes due 2009

     —         —         19       —         19  

In-process research and development

     —         —         4       —         4  

Equity in (income) loss of Maxtor

     —         —         189       (189 )     —    

Equity in (income) loss of Non-Guarantors

     (374 )     198       (640 )     816       —    

Other non-cash operating activities, net

     —         4       12       —         16  

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net

     (24 )     (79 )     (530 )     —         (633 )
                                        

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

     (27 )     (179 )     776       —         570  

Investing Activities

          

Acquisition of property, equipment and leasehold Improvements

     —         (3 )     (685 )     —         (688 )

Proceeds from sales of fixed assets

     —         —         29       —         29  

Purchase of short-term investments

     —         —         (322 )     —         (322 )

Maturities and sales of short-term investments

     —         —         851       —         851  

Acquisitions, net of cash and cash equivalents acquired

     —         —         (178 )     —         (178 )

Other investing activities, net

     —         1       (45 )     —         (44 )
                                        

Net cash used in investing activities

     —         (2 )     (350 )     —         (352 )

Financing Activities

          

Net proceeds form issuance of long-term debt

     —         —         1,477       —         1,477  

Repayment of long-term debt

     —         (5 )     —         —         (5 )

Redemption of 8% Senior Notes due 2009

     —         —         (400 )     —         (400 )

Redemption premium on 8% Senior Notes due 2009

     —         —         (16 )     —         (16 )

Loan from Non-Guarantor to Parent

     1,310       —         (1,310 )     —         —    

Loan from Non-Guarantor to Maxtor

     —         484       (484 )     —         —    

Loan repayment to Non-Guarantor from Maxtor

     —         (324 )     324       —         —    

Distribution from Non-Guarantor to HDD

     —         —         (859 )     859       —    

Distribution to HDD from Non-Guarantor

     —         —         859       (859 )     —    

Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options and employee stock purchase plan

     207       —         —         —         207  

Dividends to shareholders

     (158 )     —         —         —         (158 )

Repurchases of common shares and payments made under prepaid forward agreements

     (1,324 )     —         —         —         (1,324 )
                                        

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

     35       155       (409 )     —         (219 )
                                        

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     8       (26 )     17       —         (1 )

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

     —         29       881       —         910  
                                        

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

   $ 8     $ 3     $ 898     $ —       $ 909  
                                        

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following is a discussion of the financial condition and results of operations for our fiscal quarter ended March 30, 2007. Unless the context indicates otherwise, as used herein, the terms “we,” “us,” “Seagate” and “our” refer to Seagate Technology, an exempted company incorporated with limited liability under the laws of the Cayman Islands, and its subsidiaries.

You should read this discussion in conjunction with the financial information and related notes included elsewhere in this quarterly report. Except as noted, reference to any fiscal year means the twelve-month period ending on the Friday closest to June 30 of that year.

Our Company

We are the leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of rigid disc drives. Rigid disc drives, which are commonly referred to as disc drives or hard drives, are used as the primary medium for storing electronic information in systems ranging from desktop and notebook computers, and consumer electronics devices to data centers delivering information over corporate networks and the Internet. We produce a broad range of disc drive products addressing enterprise applications, where our products are used in enterprise servers, mainframes and workstations; desktop applications, where our products are used in desktop computers; mobile computing applications, where our products are used in notebook computers; and consumer electronics applications, where our products are used in a wide variety of devices such as digital video recorders (DVR), gaming devices and other consumer electronic devices that require storage.

We sell our disc drives primarily to major original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, and also market to distributors under our globally recognized brand names. For the fiscal quarters ended March 30, 2007, December 29, 2006 and March 31, 2006, approximately 63%, 63% and 73%, respectively, of our disc drive revenue was from sales to OEMs, of which Hewlett-Packard was the only customer exceeding 10% of our disc drive revenue in all of these respective periods, while Dell also exceeded 10% of our disc drive revenue for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2006. We have longstanding relationships with many of our OEM customers. We also have key relationships with major distributors, who sell our disc drive products to small OEMs, dealers, system integrators and retailers throughout most of the world. Shipments to distributors were approximately 30%, 31% and 24% of our disc drive revenue in the March 2007, December 2006 and March 2006 quarters, respectively. Retail sales in the March 2007 quarter, as a percentage of our disc drive revenue was 7%, compared to 6% and 3% in the December 2006 and March 2006 quarters, respectively. For the March 2007, December 2006 and March 2006 quarters, approximately 28%, 29% and 31%, respectively, of our disc drive revenue came from customers located in North America, approximately 29%, 30% and 26%, respectively, came from customers located in Europe and approximately 43%, 41% and 43%, respectively, came from customers located in the Far East. Substantially all of our revenue is denominated in U.S. dollars.

 

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Industry Overview

Our industry is characterized by several trends that have a material impact on our strategic planning, financial condition and results of operations.

Price Erosion

Our industry has been characterized by continuous price erosion for disc drive products with comparable capacity, performance and feature sets (i.e., “like-for-like products”). Price erosion for like-for-like products (“price erosion”) is more pronounced during periods of:

 

   

industry consolidation in which competitors aggressively use discounted price to gain market share;

 

   

few new product introductions when multiple competitors have comparable product offerings;

 

   

temporary imbalances between industry supply and demand; and

 

   

seasonally weaker demand which may cause excess supply.

Disc drive manufacturers typically attempt to off-set price erosion with an improved mix of disc drive products characterized by higher capacity, better performance and additional feature sets (i.e., “improved product mix”) and/or product cost reductions.

For example, during the March 2007 quarter, the pricing environment for high capacity 3.5-inch ATA disc drives was more aggressive than we anticipated, especially during the month of March 2007, while pricing in the mobile market also continued to be competitive. In addition, during the nine-month period ended March 2007, the industry experienced pronounced price erosion in the desktop and mobile markets, in part as market share gains became the primary focus of a number of our competitors after our acquisition of Maxtor.

Given the number of competitors in the mobile market, we expect the aggressive pricing to continue to characterize this market. In addition, the industry experienced significant price erosion in high capacity 3.5-inch ATA disc drives during the March 2007 quarter and we believe that price erosion in this market may continue to be more pronounced in the foreseeable future.

 

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Industry Growth Trends

We believe that the industry is continuing to experience several growth trends relative to overall unit demand, including:

 

   

a continued growth in consumer and commercial client computing systems including enterprise storage applications, with the most significant industry growth taking place in the mobile computing market. We believe that this growth in the mobile computing market is a result of consumers continuing to shift from desktop computers to notebook computers. We estimate that in the March 2007 quarter, industry shipments of disc drives to mobile compute applications grew approximately 26% from the March 2006 quarter. With respect to the desktop compute market, we believe growth has recently moderated, in part due to the shift from desktop computers to notebook computers, particularly in developed countries. We believe that the factors contributing to industry growth in enterprise storage applications included non-mission critical applications across multiple interfaces as well as the adoption of 2.5-inch small form factor drives for enterprise class applications as a result of enterprise customers demand for lower power consuming, heat reducing and smaller form factor solutions that maintain enterprise-class performance; and

 

   

broad, global expansion of the creation, aggregation, distribution and consumption of all types of digital content driven by a continued proliferation of applications in the consumer electronics market that either directly utilize disc drives for media-rich digital content in applications such as video storage, music and photographic applications or indirectly drive the demand for additional storage to store, host or back up related media content. We believe technological advances in storage capacity per square inch, cost per gigabyte, power and ruggedness have supported this trend. The combination of these technological advances enabled new applications that include applications that incorporate disc drives such as DVR’s, gaming platforms, digital video cameras, automotive systems, global positioning navigation systems and home entertainment systems. With respect to the emerging handheld applications, we believe disc drive products smaller than 1.8-inch form factors have to a large extent been replaced by competing storage technologies, such as solid state or flash memory. However, we believe that disc drives continue to be well suited in applications requiring capacities of 20 gigabytes or more and that demand for additional storage to store, hold or back up related media content from such handheld devices using flash memory, continues to grow. However, we believe that the growth rate in consumer electronics products has recently begun to moderate or at least show more seasonal demand variability. We believe there continues to be additional application opportunities for disc drives.

 

We believe that for some of the fastest growing applications described above, the demand is focused on higher capacity disc drive products.

Seasonality

The industry traditionally experiences seasonal demand with higher levels of demand in the second half of the calendar year. During the March 2007 quarter, we believe the total available market in the distribution channel decreased 7% from the immediately preceding quarter, primarily in North America and China where channel demand in the month of March 2007 was likely affected to some degree by major microprocessor manufacturers announcing significant price moves in March 2007 to take effect in early to late April 2007. We expect normal industry seasonal patterns of weaker demand to continue in the June 2007 quarter.

 

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Component Constraints

While the industry has previously experienced constraints in the availability of key components such as media, we believe there is now adequate supply to meet industry demand. Typically, when there are limited constraints on key components, the potential for excess industry supply and resulting pronounced price erosion is greater.

Advances in Technology

Our industry has been characterized by significant advances in technology, which have contributed to rapid product life cycles, the importance of either being first to market with new products or quickly achieving product cost effectiveness as well as difficulty in recovering research and development expenses. Also, there is a continued need to successfully execute product transitions and new product introductions, as factors such as quality, reliability and manufacturing yields become of increasing competitive importance.

To address the growing demand for higher capacity products, the industry is undergoing a transition to perpendicular recording technology, which is necessary to achieve continued growth in areal density. Perpendicular recording technology poses various technological challenges, including a complex integration of the recording head, the disc, recording channel and drive firmware as a system, and involves the use of certain precious metals, such as ruthenium, which has been in limited supply and increasingly expensive.

Industry Supply Balance

Finally, to the extent that our industry builds product based on expectations of demand that do not materialize, the distribution channel may experience an oversupply of products that could lead to increased price erosion. The industry, excluding Seagate, exited the March 2007 quarter with what we believe to be less than six weeks of distribution inventory in the desktop channel, which is consistent with historical seasonal patterns.

Seagate Overview

We are the leader in the disc drive industry with products that address the enterprise, desktop, mobile computing and consumer electronics storage markets. We maintain a highly integrated approach to our business by designing and manufacturing a significant portion of the components we view as critical to our products, such as read/write heads and recording media. We believe that our control of these key technologies, combined with our platform design and manufacturing, enable us to achieve product performance, time-to-market leadership and manufacturing flexibility, which allows us to respond to customers and market opportunities. Our technology ownership, combined with our integrated design and manufacturing approach, have allowed us to effectively leverage our leadership in traditional computing to enter new markets with only incremental product development and manufacturing costs.

Our fiscal nine-month period ended March 2007 included Maxtor’s operating losses and acquisition and integration related charges for the entire period. Although we substantially completed the Maxtor restructuring and integration activities during the December 2006 quarter, certain operating expenses and acquisition related charges continued through the March 2007 quarter, the most significant of which related to the amortization of acquired intangible assets. We expect to cont