October 22, 2012 / 8:25 PM / 5 years ago

Western Digital 1st-qtr profit soars

Oct 22 (Reuters) - Hard disk drive maker Western Digital Corp’s first-quarter profit more than doubled to $519 million.

Excluding items, the company earned $2.36 a share.

Revenue during the three-month period jumped 50 percent to $ 4 .04 b illion and the company shipped 62.5 million drives.

Its shares closed at $35.28 on Monday on the Nasdaq.

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