WDC » Topics » Expanding into new hard drive markets exposes our business to different seasonal demand cycles, which in turn could adversely affect our operating results.

These excerpts taken from the WDC 10-K filed Aug 20, 2008.
Expanding into new hard drive markets exposes our business to different seasonal demand cycles, which in turn could adversely affect our operating results.
 
The CE and retail markets have different seasonal pricing and volume demand cycles as compared to the PC market. By expanding into these markets, we became exposed to seasonal fluctuations that are different from, and in addition to, those of the PC market. For example, because the primary customer for products such as our branded products are individual consumers, these markets experience a dramatic increase in demand during the winter holiday season. If we do not properly adjust our supply to new demand cycles such as this, we risk having excess inventory during periods of low demand and insufficient inventory during periods of high demand, therefore adversely affecting our operating results.
 
Expanding
into new hard drive markets exposes our business to different
seasonal demand cycles, which in turn could adversely affect our
operating results.



 



The CE and retail markets have different seasonal pricing and
volume demand cycles as compared to the PC market. By expanding
into these markets, we became exposed to seasonal fluctuations
that are different from, and in addition to, those of the PC
market. For example, because the primary customer for products
such as our branded products are individual consumers, these
markets experience a dramatic increase in demand during the
winter holiday season. If we do not properly adjust our supply
to new demand cycles such as this, we risk having excess
inventory during periods of low demand and insufficient
inventory during periods of high demand, therefore adversely
affecting our operating results.


 




This excerpt taken from the WDC 10-K filed Aug 28, 2007.
Expanding into new hard drive markets exposes our business to different seasonal demand cycles, which in turn could adversely affect our operating results.
 
The CE and retail markets have different seasonal pricing and volume demand cycles as compared to the PC market. By expanding into these markets, we became exposed to seasonal fluctuations that are different from, and in addition to, those of the PC market. For example, because the primary customer for products such as our branded products are individual consumers, these markets experience a dramatic increase in demand during the winter holiday season. If we do not properly adjust our supply to new demand cycles such as this, we risk having excess inventory during periods of low demand and insufficient inventory during periods of high demand, therefore adversely affecting our operating results.
 
This excerpt taken from the WDC 10-K filed Nov 20, 2006.
Expanding into new hard drive markets exposes our business to different seasonal demand cycles, which in turn could adversely affect our operating results.
 
The CE markets that we are attempting to expand into have different seasonal pricing and volume demand cycles as compared to the PC market. By expanding into these markets, we become exposed to seasonal fluctuations that are different than, and in addition to, those of the PC market. For example, because the primary customer for products such as consumer handheld devices and game consoles are individual consumers, these markets experience a dramatic increase in


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demand during the winter holiday season. If we do not properly adjust our supply to new demand cycles such as this, we risk having excess inventory during periods of low demand and insufficient inventory during periods of high demand, therefore harming our operating results.
 
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