Western Digital Agrees to Buy SanDisk for About $19 Billion
SanDisk Corp. compact-flash memory cards are arranged for a photograph with a Western Digital Corp. hard drive in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Western Digital Corp. agreed to buy SanDisk Corp. for about $19 billion, gaining access to a supply of semiconductors that are at the heart of a fast-growing type of computer storage. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesDaniel Acker — Bloomberg via Getty Images
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SanDisk designs and manufactures flash storage card products, which hold digital information, for both businesses and consumers.

Company Info

CEOStephen D. Milligan
IndustrySemiconductors and Other Electronic Components
HQ LocationMilpitas, CA
Years on Fortune 500 List6

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)$5,565
Profits ($M)$389
Assets ($M)$9,231
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$5,739
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$15,293

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues7%
Profits as % of Assets4.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity6.8%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)1.82
EPS % Change (from 2014)-57%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-19.7%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-0.9%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2015)-21.3%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)9.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)2.3%