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STX Seagate Technology

Filed: 29 Apr 21, 4:04pm



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
____________________________ 
FORM 10-Q
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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended April 2, 2021
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
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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Ireland 98-0648577
(State or other jurisdiction of(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization) Identification Number)
38/39 Fitzwilliam Square
Dublin 2, Ireland
(Address of principal executive offices)
D02 NX53
(Zip Code)
 
Telephone: (353) (1) 234-3136
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Ordinary Shares, par value $0.00001 per shareSTXThe NASDAQ Global Select Market
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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 No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer 
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company 
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No
As of April 26, 2021, 228,873,365 of the registrant’s ordinary shares, par value $0.00001 per share, were issued and outstanding.




INDEX
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC


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PART I
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)

 April 2,
2021
July 3,
2020
(unaudited)
ASSETS  
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents$1,212 $1,722 
Accounts receivable, net978 1,115 
Inventories1,281 1,142 
Other current assets221 135 
Total current assets3,692 4,114 
Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net2,215 2,129 
Goodwill1,237 1,237 
Other intangible assets, net35 58 
Deferred income taxes1,118 1,120 
Other assets, net307 272 
Total Assets$8,604 $8,930 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY  
Current liabilities:  
Accounts payable$1,861 $1,808 
Accrued employee compensation178 224 
Accrued warranty60 69 
Current portion of long-term debt245 19 
Accrued expenses649 602 
Total current liabilities2,993 2,722 
Long-term accrued warranty74 82 
Other non-current liabilities156 183 
Long-term debt4,897 4,156 
Total Liabilities8,120 7,143 
Commitments and contingencies (See Notes 11 and 13)
Shareholders’ Equity:
Ordinary shares and additional paid-in capital6,939 6,757 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(38)(66)
Accumulated deficit(6,417)(4,904)
Total Equity484 1,787 
Total Liabilities and Equity$8,604 $8,930 




See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
 April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Revenue$2,731 $2,718 $7,668 $7,992 
 
Cost of revenue1,991 1,972 5,636 5,817 
Product development227 246 671 751 
Marketing and administrative126 119 366 361 
Amortization of intangibles11 
Restructuring and other, net(2)19 
Total operating expenses2,345 2,342 6,683 6,959 
 
Income from operations386 376 985 1,033 
 
Interest income19 
Interest expense(59)(49)(161)(152)
Other, net11 25 (28)
Other expense, net(47)(38)(134)(161)
 
Income before income taxes339 338 851 872 
Provision for income taxes10 18 19 34 
Net income$329 $320 $832 $838 
 
Net income per share:
Basic$1.41 $1.23 $3.38 $3.19 
Diluted1.39 1.22 3.34 3.15 
Number of shares used in per share calculations:  
Basic233 261 246 263 
Diluted237 263 249 266 
Cash dividends declared per ordinary share$0.67 $0.65 $1.99 $1.93 


See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
 April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Net income$329 $320 $832 $838 
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:
Change in net unrealized loss on cash flow hedges:
Net unrealized gains (losses) arising during the period(29)20 (27)
Gains reclassified into earnings(7)(1)(9)
Net change(3)(30)11 (27)
Change in unrealized components of post-retirement plans:
Net unrealized gains arising during the period
Losses reclassified into earnings
Net change
Foreign currency translation adjustments(6)15 (8)
Total other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax(2)(34)28 (33)
Comprehensive income$327 $286 $860 $805 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 For the Nine Months Ended
 April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
OPERATING ACTIVITIES  
Net income$832 $838 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: 
Depreciation and amortization294 279 
Share-based compensation87 80 
Deferred income taxes(7)
Other non-cash operating activities, net(8)55 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities: 
Accounts receivable, net138 (172)
Inventories(141)(126)
Accounts payable60 424 
Accrued employee compensation(46)(14)
Accrued expenses, income taxes and warranty(18)
Other assets and liabilities(61)(23)
Net cash provided by operating activities1,148 1,326 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES  
Acquisition of property, equipment and leasehold improvements(374)(471)
Proceeds from sale of investments11 
Proceeds from the sale of assets
Purchases of investments(4)(57)
Maturities of short-term investments
Net cash used in investing activities(360)(527)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES 
Redemption and repurchase of debt(27)(685)
Dividends to shareholders(495)(505)
Repurchases of ordinary shares(1,819)(795)
Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards(33)(39)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt1,000 498 
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares under employee share plans95 100 
Other financing activities, net(19)(2)
Net cash used in financing activities(1,298)(1,428)
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(8)
Decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(510)(637)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period1,724 2,251 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period$1,214 $1,614 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY 
For the Three Months Ended April 2, 2021 and April 3, 2020
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
Number of Ordinary SharesPar Value of SharesAdditional Paid-in CapitalAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossAccumulated DeficitTotal
Balance at January 1, 2021240 $$6,855 $(36)$(5,829)$990 
Net income329 329 
Other comprehensive loss(2)(2)
Issuance of ordinary shares under employee share plans55 55 
Repurchases of ordinary shares(11)(762)(762)
Tax withholding related to vesting of restricted share units(1)(1)
Dividends to shareholders(154)(154)
Share-based compensation29 29 
Balance at April 2, 2021230 $$6,939 $(38)$(6,417)$484 

 Number of Ordinary SharesPar Value of SharesAdditional Paid-in CapitalAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossAccumulated DeficitTotal
Balance at January 3, 2020261 $$6,667 $(33)$(4,804)$1,830 
Net income320 320 
Other comprehensive loss(34)(34)
Issuance of ordinary shares under employee share plans31 31 
Repurchases of ordinary shares(5)(214)(214)
Tax withholding related to vesting of restricted share units
Dividends to shareholders(168)(168)
Share-based compensation27 27 
Balance at April 3, 2020257 $$6,725 $(67)$(4,866)$1,792 






See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY 
For the Nine Months Ended April 2, 2021 and April 3, 2020
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
Number of Ordinary SharesPar Value of SharesAdditional Paid-in CapitalAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossAccumulated DeficitTotal
Balance at July 3, 2020257 $$6,757 $(66)$(4,904)$1,787 
Net income832 832 
Other comprehensive income28 28 
Issuance of ordinary shares under employee share plans95 95 
Repurchases of ordinary shares(30)(1,830)(1,830)
Tax withholding related to vesting of restricted share units(1)(33)(33)
Dividends to shareholders(482)(482)
Share-based compensation87 87 
Balance at April 2, 2021230 $$6,939 $(38)$(6,417)$484 

 Number of Ordinary SharesPar Value of SharesAdditional Paid-in CapitalAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossAccumulated DeficitTotal
Balance at June 28, 2019269 $$6,545 $(34)$(4,349)$2,162 
Impact of adopting new lease standard(2)(2)
Net income838 838 
Other comprehensive loss(33)(33)
Issuance of ordinary shares under employee share plans100 100 
Repurchases of ordinary shares(17)(811)(811)
Tax withholding related to vesting of restricted share units(1)(39)(39)
Dividends to shareholders(503)(503)
Share-based compensation80 80 
Balance at April 3, 2020257 $$6,725 $(67)$(4,866)$1,792 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
1.Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Organization
Seagate Technology plc (“STX”) and its subsidiaries (collectively, unless the context otherwise indicates, the “Company”) is a leading provider of data storage technology and solutions. Its principal products are hard disk drives, commonly referred to as disk drives, hard drives or HDDs. In addition to HDDs, the Company produces a broad range of data storage products including solid state drives (“SSDs”), solid state hybrid drives (“SSHDs”) and storage subsystems.
HDDs are devices that store digitally encoded data on rapidly rotating disks with magnetic surfaces. HDDs continue to be the primary medium of mass data storage due to their performance attributes, reliability, high quality and cost effectiveness. Complementing existing storage architectures, SSDs use integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data, and most SSDs use NAND flash memory. In contrast to HDDs and SSDs, SSHDs combine the features of SSDs and HDDs in the same unit, containing a high-capacity HDD and a smaller SSD acting as a cache to improve performance of frequently accessed data.
The Company’s HDD products are designed for mass capacity storage and legacy markets. Mass capacity storage supports high capacity, low-cost per terabyte storage applications, including nearline, video and image applications and network-attached storage. Legacy markets include mission critical, desktop, notebook, consumer, digital video recorders and gaming applications. These markets were previously categorized as enterprise servers and storage systems, edge non-compute applications and edge compute applications. The Company’s HDD and SSD product portfolio includes Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, Serial Attached SCSI and Non-Volatile Memory Express based designs to support a wide variety of mass capacity and legacy applications.
The Company’s enterprise data solutions portfolio includes storage subsystems and mass capacity optimized private cloud storage solutions for enterprises and cloud and managed service providers. Engineered for modularity, mobility, mass capacity and performance, these solutions include the Company’s enterprise HDDs and SSDs, enabling customers to integrate powerful, scalable storage within legacy enterprise IT environments or build new on premises private storage clouds from the ground up in a secure, cost-effective manner. The Company’s other solutions include an edge-to-cloud mass storage platform, which is designed to reduce the cost and complexity associated with storing, moving and activating data at scale.
Basis of Presentation and Consolidation
The Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and all its wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries, after elimination of intercompany transactions and balances.
The preparation of financial statements in accordance with the United States (“U.S.”) generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. These estimates and assumptions include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Actual results could differ materially from those 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 condensed consolidated financial statements.
The Company’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended July 3, 2020 are included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on August 7, 2020. The Company believes that the disclosures included in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, when read in conjunction with its consolidated financial statements as of July 3, 2020, and the notes thereto, are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.
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Fiscal Year
The Company operates and reports financial results on a fiscal year of 52 or 53 weeks ending on the Friday closest to June 30. In fiscal years with 53 weeks, the first quarter consists of 14 weeks and the remaining quarters consist of 13 weeks each. The three and nine months ended April 2, 2021 consisted of 13 and 39 weeks, respectively, and the three and nine months ended April 3, 2020 consisted of 13 and 40 weeks, respectively. Fiscal year 2021, which ends on July 2, 2021, is comprised of 52 weeks and fiscal year 2020, which ended on July 3, 2020, was comprised of 53 weeks. The fiscal quarters ended April 2, 2021, January 1, 2021 and April 3, 2020, are also referred to herein as the “March 2021 quarter”, the “December 2020 quarter” and the “March 2020 quarter”, respectively. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations to be expected for any subsequent interim period or for the Company’s fiscal year ending July 2, 2021.
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
There have been no material changes to the Company’s significant accounting policies disclosed in Note 1. Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies of “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” contained in Part II, Item 8. of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 3, 2020, as filed with the SEC on August 7, 2020.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-13 (ASC Topic 326), Financial Instruments—Credit Losses: Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. This ASU amends the requirement on the measurement and recognition of expected credit losses for financial assets held to include future conditions in its estimate of expected credit losses. The Company adopted this new accounting pronouncement in the quarter ended October 2, 2020. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15 (ASC Subtopic 350-40), Intangibles—Goodwill and Other—Internal-Use Software—Customer’s Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That is a Service Contract. This ASU aligns the accounting for capitalizing implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the accounting for implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software. The Company adopted this new accounting pronouncement in the quarter ended October 2, 2020. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12 (ASC Topic 740), Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. This ASU simplifies accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions to the general principles and amending existing guidance to improve consistent application. The Company is required to adopt this new accounting pronouncement in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is in the process of assessing the impact of this ASU on its condensed consolidated financial statements.
In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04 (ASC Topic 848), Reference Rate Reform. This ASU provides optional expedients and exceptions for applying U.S. generally accepted accounting principles to contracts, hedging relationships and other transactions affected by reference rate reform if certain criteria are met. Adoption of the expedients and exceptions is permitted upon issuance of this update through December 31, 2022. The Company is in the process of assessing the impact of this ASU on its condensed consolidated financial statements.
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2.Balance Sheet Information
Available-for-sale Debt Securities
The following table summarizes, by major type, the fair value and amortized cost of the Company’s investments as of April 2, 2021:
(Dollars in millions)Amortized CostUnrealized Gain/(Loss)Fair Value
Available-for-sale debt securities:   
Money market funds$531 $$531 
Time deposits and certificates of deposit
Other debt securities18 18 
Total$550 $$550 
Included in Cash and cash equivalents  $530 
Included in Other current assets  
Included in Other assets, net18 
Total  $550 
 
As of April 2, 2021, the Company’s Other current assets included $2 million in restricted cash and investments held as collateral at banks for various performance obligations.
As of April 2, 2021, the Company had 0 material available-for-sale debt securities that had been in a continuous unrealized loss position for a period greater than 12 months. The Company determined 0 impairment related to credit losses for available-for-sale debt securities as of April 2, 2021.
The fair value and amortized cost of the Company’s investments classified as available-for-sale debt securities as of April 2, 2021, by remaining contractual maturity were as follows:
(Dollars in millions)Amortized CostFair Value
Due in less than 1 year$532 $532 
Due in 1 to 5 years10 10 
Due in 6 to 10 years
Thereafter
Total$550 $550 

The following table summarizes, by major type, the fair value and amortized cost of the Company’s investments as of July 3, 2020:
(Dollars in millions)Amortized CostUnrealized Gain/(Loss)Fair Value
Available-for-sale debt securities:   
Money market funds$495 $$495 
Time deposits and certificates of deposit56 56 
Other debt securities18 18 
Total$569 $$569 
Included in Cash and cash equivalents  $549 
Included in Other current assets  
Included in Other assets, net18 
Total  $569 

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As of July 3, 2020, the Company’s Other current assets included $2 million in restricted cash and investments held as collateral at banks for various performance obligations.
As of July 3, 2020, the Company had 0 material available-for-sale debt securities that had been in a continuous unrealized loss position for a period greater than 12 months. The Company determined 0 available-for-sale debt securities were other-than-temporarily impaired as of July 3, 2020.
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash
The following table provides a summary of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash reported on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets that reconciles to the corresponding amount in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows:
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
July 3,
2020
April 3,
2020
June 28,
2019
Cash and cash equivalents$1,212 $1,722 $1,612 $2,220 
Restricted cash included in Other current assets31 
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash presented in the Statements of Cash Flows$1,214 $1,724 $1,614 $2,251 

As of June 28, 2019, the Company’s Other current assets included $31 million in restricted cash and cash equivalents in an escrow account for the sale of certain properties and cash equivalents held as collateral at banks for various performance obligations.
Accounts Receivable, net
In connection with an existing factoring agreement, the Company sells trade receivables to a third party for cash proceeds less a discount. During the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021, the Company sold trade receivables without recourse for cash proceeds of $35 million and $183 million, respectively, of which $35 million remained subject to servicing by the Company as of April 2, 2021. During the three and nine months ended April 3, 2020, the Company sold trade receivables without recourse for cash proceeds of $79 million. The discounts on receivables sold were not material for the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021 and April 3, 2020.
Inventories
The following table provides details of the inventory balance sheet item:
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
July 3,
2020
Raw materials and components$412 $451 
Work-in-process443 313 
Finished goods426 378 
Total inventories$1,281 $1,142 
Property, Equipment and Leasehold Improvements, net
The components of property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net, were as follows:
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
July 3,
2020
Property, equipment and leasehold improvements$10,384 $10,212 
Accumulated depreciation and amortization(8,169)(8,083)
Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net$2,215 $2,129 
 
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Accrued Expenses
The following table provides details of the accrued expenses balance sheet item:
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
July 3,
2020
Dividends payable$154 $167 
Other accrued expenses495 435 
Total accrued expenses$649 $602 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss (“AOCL”)
The components of AOCL, net of tax, were as follows:
(Dollars in millions)Unrealized Gains/(Losses) on Cash Flow HedgesUnrealized Gains/(Losses) on Post-Retirement PlansForeign Currency Translation AdjustmentsTotal
Balance at July 3, 2020$(24)$(26)$(16)$(66)
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications20 20 
Amounts reclassified from AOCL(9)15 
Other comprehensive income11 15 28 
Balance at April 2, 2021$(13)$(24)$(1)$(38)
Balance at June 28, 2019$$(20)$(14)$(34)
Other comprehensive (loss) income before reclassifications(27)(8)(33)
Amounts reclassified from AOCL
Other comprehensive (loss) income(27)(8)(33)
Balance at April 3, 2020$(27)$(18)$(22)$(67)

3.Debt
Credit Agreement
The Company’s subsidiary, Seagate HDD Cayman, entered into a credit agreement on February 20, 2019, which was most recently amended on January 13, 2021 (the “Credit Agreement”), increasing the size of the senior unsecured revolving credit facility (“Revolving Credit Facility”) and capping the indebtedness guaranteed by certain of Seagate HDD Cayman’s material subsidiaries to an amount $100 million less than the amount that would give rise to a guarantee requirement by such subsidiaries in respect of any series of senior notes. The Credit Agreement provides a $1.725 billion Revolving Credit Facility and a term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of $500 million (“Term Loan”). The Revolving Credit Facility has a final maturity of February 20, 2024 and the Term Loan has a final maturity date of September 16, 2025. The loans made under the Revolving Credit Facility and the Term Loan will bear interest at a rate of the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) plus a variable margin for each facility that will be determined based on the corporate credit rating of the Company. The Revolving Credit Facility also allows such facility to increase by an additional $275 million, provided that (i) there has been, and will be after giving effect to such increase, no default, (ii) the increase is at least $25 million, and (iii) the existing commitments under such facility receive 0.50% most favored nation protection. An aggregate amount of up to $75 million of the Revolving Credit Facility is available for the issuance of letters of credit, and an aggregate amount of up to $50 million of such facility is also available for swing line loans.
On September 17, 2019, Seagate HDD Cayman borrowed the $500 million principal amount under the Term Loan and the proceeds were used to repurchase a portion of its outstanding senior notes. The Term Loan is repayable in quarterly installments of 1.25% of the original principal amount beginning on December 31, 2020, with the remaining balance payable upon maturity. The Company repaid $6 million and $12 million principal amount of the Term Loan during the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021, respectively.
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The Credit Agreement includes three financial covenants: (1) interest coverage ratio, (2) total leverage ratio and (3) a minimum liquidity amount. The Company was in compliance with the covenants as of April 2, 2021 and expects to be in compliance for the next 12 months.
As of April 2, 2021, 0 borrowings were drawn and no letters of credit or swing line loans had been utilized under the Revolving Credit Facility.
Other Long-Term Debt
$750 million Aggregate Principal Amount of 4.25% Senior Notes due March, 2022 (the “2022 Notes”). The interest on the 2022 Notes is payable semi-annually on March 1 and September 1 of each year. The issuer under the 2022 Notes is Seagate HDD Cayman, and the obligations under the 2022 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a senior unsecured basis, by STX. During the nine months ended April 2, 2021, $9 million aggregate principal amount of the 2022 Notes was repurchased for cash at a premium to their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest. During the three and nine months ended April 3, 2020, the Company repurchased $23 million and $273 million aggregate principal amount of the 2022 Notes, respectively, for cash at a premium to their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, $250 million principal amount of which was repurchased pursuant to cash tender offers for certain senior notes on September 18, 2019 (the “Tender Offers”). The Company recorded an immaterial loss and a loss of $10 million, respectively, on repurchases during the nine months ended April 2, 2021 and April 3, 2020, which is included in Other, net in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
$1 billion Aggregate Principal Amount of 4.75% Senior Notes due June, 2023 (the “2023 Notes”). The interest on the 2023 Notes is payable semi-annually on June 1 and December 1 of each year. The issuer under the 2023 Notes is Seagate HDD Cayman, and the obligations under the 2023 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a senior unsecured basis, by STX. During the nine months ended April 2, 2021, $5 million aggregate principal amount of the 2023 Notes was repurchased for cash at a premium to their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest. During the three and nine months ended April 3, 2020, the Company repurchased $17 million and $217 million aggregate principal amount of the 2023 Notes for cash at a discount or at a premium to their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, respectively, $200 million principal amount of which was repurchased pursuant to the Tender Offers. The Company recorded a loss of $1 million and $10 million, respectively, on repurchases during the nine months ended April 2, 2021 and April 3, 2020, which is included in Other, net in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
$500 million Aggregate Principal Amount of 4.875% Senior Notes due March, 2024 (the “2024 Notes”). The interest on the 2024 Notes is payable semi-annually on March 1 and September 1 of each year. The issuer under the 2024 Notes is Seagate HDD Cayman, and the obligations under the 2024 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a senior unsecured basis, by STX.
$1 billion Aggregate Principal Amount of 4.75% Senior Notes due January, 2025 (the “2025 Notes”). The interest on the 2025 Notes is payable semi-annually on January 1 and July 1 of each year. The issuer under the 2025 Notes is Seagate HDD Cayman, and the obligations under the 2025 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a senior unsecured basis, by STX. During the nine months ended April 3, 2020, $170 million aggregate principal amount was repurchased pursuant to the Tender Offers. The Company recorded a loss of $8 million on repurchases during the nine months ended April 3, 2020, which is included in Other, net in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
$700 million Aggregate Principal Amount of 4.875% Senior Notes due June, 2027 (the “2027 Notes”). The interest on the 2027 Notes is payable semi-annually on June 1 and December 1 of each year. The issuer under the 2027 Notes is Seagate HDD Cayman, and the obligations under the 2027 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a senior unsecured basis, by STX.
$500 million Aggregate Principal Amount of 4.091% Senior Notes due June, 2029 (the “June 2029 Notes”). The interest on the June 2029 Notes is payable semi-annually on June 1 and December 1 of each year. The issuer under the June 2029 Notes is Seagate HDD Cayman, and the obligations under the June 2029 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a senior unsecured basis, by STX.
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$500 million Aggregate Principal Amount of 3.125% Senior Notes due July, 2029 (the “July 2029 Notes”). On December 8, 2020, Seagate HDD Cayman issued, in a private placement, $500 million in aggregate principal amount of the July 2029 Notes, which will mature on July 15, 2029. The obligations under the July 2029 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a senior unsecured basis, by STX. The interest on the July 2029 Notes is payable semi-annually on January 15 and July 15 of each year, commencing on July 15, 2021. At any time before January 15, 2024, Seagate HDD Cayman may redeem some or all of the July 2029 Notes at a “make-whole” redemption price. The “make-whole” redemption price will be equal to (1) 100% of the principal amount of the July 2029 Notes redeemed, plus (2) the greater of (a) 1.0% of the principal amount of the July 2029 Notes and (b) the excess, if any, of (i) the present value at such redemption date of (x) the applicable redemption price of such July 2029 Notes that would apply if such July 2029 Notes were redeemed on January 15, 2024, plus (y) all remaining scheduled payments of interest due on such July 2029 Notes to and including January 15, 2024, computed using a discount rate equal to the applicable Treasury Rate as of such redemption date plus 50 basis points; over (ii) the sum of accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date, plus the principal amount of such July 2029 Notes, plus (3) accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date. At any time on or after January 15, 2024, Seagate HDD Cayman may redeem some or all of such July 2029 Notes at a price of 101.563%, 100.781% and 100.000%, after January 15, 2024, January 15, 2025 and January 15, 2026, respectively, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date. In addition, Seagate HDD Cayman may redeem with the net cash proceeds from one or more equity offerings up to 40% of the July 2029 Notes before January 15, 2024, at a redemption price of 103.125%, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date.
$500 million Aggregate Principal Amount of 4.125% Senior Notes due January, 2031 (the “January 2031 Notes”). The interest on the January 2031 Notes is payable semi-annually on January 15 and July 15 of each year. The issuer under the January 2031 Notes is Seagate HDD Cayman, and the obligations under the January 2031 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a senior unsecured basis, by STX.
$500 million Aggregate Principal Amount of 3.375% Senior Notes due July, 2031 (the “July 2031 Notes”). On December 8, 2020, Seagate HDD Cayman issued, in a private placement, $500 million in aggregate principal amount of the July 2031 Notes, which will mature on July 15, 2031. The obligations under the July 2031 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a senior unsecured basis, by STX. The interest on the July 2031 Notes is payable semi-annually on January 15 and July 15 of each year, commencing on July 15, 2021. At any time before January 15, 2026, Seagate HDD Cayman may redeem some or all of the July 2031 Notes at a “make-whole” redemption price. The “make-whole” redemption price will be equal to (1) 100% of the principal amount of the July 2031 Notes redeemed, plus (2) the greater of (a) 1.0% of the principal amount of the July 2031 Notes and (b) the excess, if any, of (i) the present value at such redemption date of (x) the applicable redemption price of such July 2031 Notes that would apply if such July 2031 Notes were redeemed on January 15, 2026, plus (y) all remaining scheduled payments of interest due on such July 2031 Notes to and including January 15, 2026, computed using a discount rate equal to the Treasury Rate as of such redemption date plus 50 basis points; over (ii) the sum of accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date, plus the principal amount of such July 2031 Notes, plus (3) accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date. At any time on or after January 15, 2026, Seagate HDD Cayman may redeem some or all of such July 2031 Notes at a price of 101.688%, 101.125%, 100.563% and 100.000%, after January 15, 2026, January 15, 2027, January 15, 2028 and January 15, 2029, respectively, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date. In addition, Seagate HDD Cayman may redeem with the net cash proceeds from one or more equity offerings up to 40% of the July 2031 Notes before January 15, 2024, a redemption price of 103.375%, accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date.
$500 million Aggregate Principal Amount of 5.75% Senior Notes due December, 2034 (the “2034 Notes”). The interest on the 2034 Notes is payable semi-annually on June 1 and December 1 of each year. The issuer under the 2034 Notes is Seagate HDD Cayman, and the obligations under the 2034 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a senior unsecured basis, by STX.
At April 2, 2021, future principal payments on long-term debt were as follows (in millions):
Fiscal YearAmount
Remainder of 2021$
2022245 
2023566 
2024525 
2025504 
Thereafter3,376 
Total$5,222 

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4.Income Taxes
The Company recorded income tax provisions of $10 million and $19 million in the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021, respectively. The income tax provision for the three months ended April 2, 2021 included approximately $4 million of net discrete tax benefit, primarily associated with filing of tax returns in various jurisdictions. The income tax provision for the nine months ended April 2, 2021 included approximately $15 million of net discrete tax benefit, primarily associated with net excess tax benefits related to share-based compensation expense, filing of tax returns in various jurisdictions, and postponement of the previously enacted United Kingdom tax rate change in the quarter ended October 2, 2020.
During the nine months ended April 2, 2021, the Company’s unrecognized tax benefits excluding interest and penalties increased by approximately $18 million to $107 million, substantially all of which would impact the effective tax rate, if recognized, subject to certain future valuation allowance reversals. During the twelve months beginning April 3, 2021, the Company expects that its unrecognized tax benefits could be reduced by an immaterial amount, as a result of the expiration of certain statutes of limitation.
The Company recorded income tax provisions of $18 million and $34 million in the three and nine months ended April 3, 2020, respectively. The discrete items in the income tax provision were not material for the three months ended April 3, 2020. The income tax provision for the nine months ended April 3, 2020 included approximately $13 million of net discrete tax benefits, primarily associated with net excess tax benefits related to share-based compensation expense.
The Company’s income tax provision recorded for the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021 and April 3, 2020 differed from the provision for income taxes that would be derived by applying the Irish statutory rate of 25% to income before income taxes, primarily due to the net effect of tax benefits related to (i) non-Irish earnings generated in jurisdictions that are subject to tax incentive programs and are considered indefinitely reinvested outside of Ireland and (ii) current year generation of research credits.
5.Leases
The Company is a lessee in several operating leases related to real estate facilities for warehouse and office space.
The Company’s lease arrangements comprise operating leases with various expiration dates through 2067. The lease term includes the non-cancelable period of the lease, adjusted for options to extend or terminate the lease when it is reasonably certain that an option will be exercised.
Operating lease costs include short-term lease costs and are shown net of immaterial sublease income. The components of lease costs and other information related to leases were as follows:
For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Operating lease cost$$$11 $17 
Variable lease cost
Total lease cost$$$14 $20 
Operating cash outflows from operating leases$$$14 $13 

April 2,
2021
July 3,
2020
Weighted-average remaining lease term7.1 years13.2 years
Weighted-average discount rate6.02 %6.53 %

Right-of-use (“ROU”) assets and lease liabilities are included on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as follows:
(Dollars in millions)Balance Sheet LocationApril 2,
2021
July 3,
2020
ROU assetsOther assets, net$102 $103 
Current lease liabilitiesAccrued expenses$15 $14 
Non-current lease liabilitiesOther non-current liabilities$43 $49 

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At April 2, 2021, future lease payments included in the measurement of lease liabilities were as follows (in millions):
Fiscal YearAmount
Remainder of 2021$
202216 
202312 
2024
2025
Thereafter25 
Total lease payments69 
Less: imputed interest(11)
Present value of lease liabilities$58 

6.Restructuring and Exit Costs
For the three months ended April 2, 2021, the Company recorded a net gain of $2 million comprised primarily of a gain of $3 million from the sale of a property. For the nine months ended April 2, 2021, the Company recorded restructuring charges of $1 million, which are comprised primarily of charges related to workforce reduction costs and facilities and other exit costs. All restructuring charges are reported in Restructuring and other, net on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
June 2020 Plan - On June 1, 2020, the Company committed to a restructuring plan (the “June 2020 Plan”) consistent with its long-term strategy to drive operational efficiencies, reduce its cost structure and invest in future opportunities. The June 2020 Plan included consolidating the Company’s Minnesota facilities into one location and reducing its headcount worldwide by approximately 500 employees. The June 2020 Plan was substantially completed during the quarter ended October 2, 2020.
The following tables summarize the Company’s restructuring activities under the Company’s restructuring plans:
June 2020 PlanOther Plans
(Dollars in millions)Workforce Reduction CostsFacilities and Other Exit CostsWorkforce Reduction CostsFacilities and Other Exit CostsTotal
Accrual balances at July 3, 2020$38 $$$$48 
Restructuring charges
Cash payments(37)(1)(8)(1)(47)
Adjustments(1)(1)
Accrual balances at April 2, 2021$$$$$
Total costs incurred to date as of April 2, 2021$56 $$21 $28 $107 
Total expected charges to be incurred as of April 2, 2021$$$$$

Restructuring Plans
(Dollars in millions)Workforce Reduction CostsFacilities and Other Exit CostsTotal
Accrual balances at June 28, 2019$13 $17 $30 
Lease adoption adjustment(11)(11)
Restructuring charges22 23 
Cash payments(29)(3)(32)
Adjustments(4)(4)
Accrual balances at April 3, 2020$$$

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7.Derivative Financial Instruments
The Company is exposed to foreign currency exchange rate, interest rate, and to a lesser extent, equity market risks relating to its ongoing business operations. From time to time, the Company enters into cash flow hedges in the form of foreign currency forward exchange contracts in order to manage the foreign currency exchange rate risk on forecasted expenses and investments denominated in foreign currencies.
In the quarter ended October 4, 2019, the Company entered into certain interest rate swap agreements with a notional amount of $500 million to convert the variable interest rate on its Term Loan to fixed interest rates. The contracts will mature on September 16, 2025. The notional amount of the interest rate swap agreements was $488 million as of April 2, 2021. The objective of the interest rate swap agreements is to eliminate the variability of interest payment cash flows associated with the variable interest rate under the Term Loan. The Company designated the interest rate swaps as cash flow hedges.
The Company’s accounting policies for these instruments are based on whether the instruments are classified as designated or non-designated hedging instruments. The Company records all derivatives on its Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at fair value. The changes in the fair value of highly effective designated cash flow hedges are recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive loss until the hedged item is recognized in earnings. Derivatives that are not designated as hedging instruments or are not assessed to be highly effective are adjusted to fair value through earnings. The amount of net unrealized loss on cash flow hedges was $13 million and $24 million as of April 2, 2021 and as of July 3, 2020, respectively. As of April 2, 2021, the amount of existing net losses related to cash flow hedges recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive loss included a net loss of $7 million that is expected to be reclassified to earnings within twelve months.
The Company de-designates its cash flow hedges when the forecasted hedged transactions affect earnings or it is probable the forecasted hedged transactions will not occur in the initially identified time period. At such time, the associated gains and losses deferred in Accumulated other comprehensive loss on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets are reclassified into earnings and any subsequent changes in the fair value of such derivative instruments are immediately reflected in earnings. The Company recognized a net gain of $8 million and $12 million in Cost of revenue related to the loss of hedge designation on discontinued cash flow hedges during the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021, respectively. The Company recognized a net loss of $1 million and $5 million in Interest expense related to the loss of hedge designation on discontinued cash flow hedges during the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021, respectively. The Company recognized a net gain of $1 million and an immaterial net loss in Other expense, net related to the loss of hedge designation on discontinued cash flow hedges during the three and nine months ended April 3, 2020, respectively.
Other derivatives not designated as hedging instruments consist of foreign currency forward exchange contracts that the Company uses to hedge the foreign currency exposure on forecasted expenditures denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. The Company recognizes gains and losses on these contracts, as well as the related costs in Other, net on its Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
The following tables show the total notional value of the Company’s outstanding foreign currency forward exchange contracts as of April 2, 2021 and July 3, 2020. All foreign currency forward exchange contracts mature within 12 months.
 As of April 2, 2021
(Dollars in millions)Contracts Designated as HedgesContracts Not Designated as Hedges
Singapore Dollar$165 $53 
Thai Baht131 38 
Chinese Renminbi72 22 
British Pound Sterling56 14 
$424 $127 

 As of July 3, 2020
(Dollars in millions)Contracts Designated as HedgesContracts Not Designated as Hedges
Singapore Dollar$187 $56 
Thai Baht157 42 
Chinese Renminbi81 25 
British Pound Sterling64 20 
$489 $143 
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The Company is subject to equity market risks due to changes in the fair value of the notional investments selected by its employees as part of its non-qualified deferred compensation plan: the Seagate Deferred Compensation Plan (the “SDCP”). In fiscal year 2014, the Company entered into a Total Return Swap (“TRS”) in order to manage the equity market risks associated with the SDCP’s liabilities. The Company pays a floating rate, based on LIBOR plus an interest rate spread, on the notional amount of the TRS. The TRS is designed to substantially offset changes in the SDCP’s liabilities due to changes in the value of the investment options made by employees. As of April 2, 2021, the notional investments underlying the TRS amounted to $120 million and the contract term is through January 2022, settled on a monthly basis, limiting counterparty performance risk. The Company did not designate the TRS as a hedge, rather, the Company records all changes in the fair value of the TRS to earnings to offset the market value changes of the SDCP’s liabilities.
The following tables show the Company’s derivative instruments measured at gross fair value as reflected in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of April 2, 2021 and July 3, 2020:
As of April 2, 2021
 Derivative AssetsDerivative Liabilities
(Dollars in millions)Balance Sheet LocationFair ValueBalance Sheet LocationFair Value
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:    
Foreign currency forward exchange contractsOther current assets$Accrued expenses$(2)
Interest rate swapOther current assetsAccrued expenses(13)
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:  
Foreign currency forward exchange contractsOther current assetsAccrued expenses(1)
Total return swapOther current assetsAccrued expenses
Total derivatives $ $(16)

As of July 3, 2020
 Derivative AssetsDerivative Liabilities
(Dollars in millions)Balance Sheet LocationFair ValueBalance Sheet LocationFair Value
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:    
Foreign currency forward exchange contractsOther current assets$Accrued expenses$
Interest rate swapOther current assetsAccrued expenses(27)
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:  
Foreign currency forward exchange contractsOther current assetsAccrued expenses(2)
Total return swapOther current assetsAccrued expenses
Total derivatives $ $(29)

The following tables show the effect of the Company’s derivative instruments on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income and the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021:    
Amount of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Income on Derivatives
(Dollars in millions)
Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments
Location of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Income on DerivativesFor the Three MonthsFor the Nine Months
Foreign currency forward exchange contractsOther, net$(3)$11 
Total return swapOperating expenses22 


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(Dollars in millions)
Derivatives Designated as Hedging Instruments
Amount of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in OCI on Derivatives (Effective Portion)Location of Gain/(Loss) Reclassified from Accumulated OCI into Income (Effective Portion)Amount of Gain/(Loss) Reclassified from Accumulated OCI into Income (Effective Portion)Location of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Income on Derivatives (Ineffective Portion and Amount Excluded from Effectiveness Testing)Amount of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Income (Ineffective Portion and Amount Excluded from Effectiveness Testing)
For the Three MonthsFor the Nine MonthsFor the Three MonthsFor the Nine MonthsFor the Three MonthsFor the Nine Months
Foreign currency forward exchange contracts$(5)$10 Cost of revenue$$12 Other, net$(1)$
Interest rate swap10 Interest expense(1)(5)Interest expense


The following tables show the effect of the Company’s derivative instruments on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income and the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended April 3, 2020:
(Dollars in millions)
Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments
Location of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Income on DerivativesAmount of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Income on Derivatives
For the Three MonthsFor the Nine Months
Foreign currency forward exchange contractsOther, net$(3)$(5)
Total return swapOperating expenses$(23)$(16)


(Dollars in millions)
Derivatives Designated as Hedging Instruments
Amount of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in OCI on Derivatives (Effective Portion)Location of Gain/(Loss) Reclassified from Accumulated OCI into Income (Effective Portion)Amount of Gain/(Loss) Reclassified from Accumulated OCI into Income (Effective Portion)Location of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Income on Derivatives (Ineffective Portion and Amount Excluded from Effectiveness Testing)Amount of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Income (Ineffective Portion and Amount Excluded from Effectiveness Testing)
For the Three MonthsFor the Nine MonthsFor the Three MonthsFor the Nine MonthsFor the Three MonthsFor the Nine Months
Foreign currency forward exchange contracts$(2)$(2)Other, net$$(1)Other, net$$
Interest rate swap(27)(25)Interest expenseInterest expense

8.Fair Value
Measurement of Fair Value
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received from selling an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. When determining the fair value measurements for assets and liabilities required to be recorded at fair value, the Company considers the principal or most advantageous market in which it would transact and it considers assumptions that market participants would use when pricing the asset or liability.
Fair Value Hierarchy
A fair value hierarchy is based on whether the market participant assumptions used in determining fair value are obtained from independent sources (observable inputs) or reflect the Company’s own assumptions of market participant valuation (unobservable inputs). A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value are:
Level 1 — Quoted prices in active markets that are unadjusted and accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities;
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Level 2 — Quoted prices for identical assets and liabilities in markets that are inactive; quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets or financial instruments for which significant inputs are observable, either directly or indirectly; or
Level 3 — Prices or valuations that require inputs that are both unobservable and significant to the fair value measurement.
The Company considers an active market to be one in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis, and views an inactive market as one in which there are few transactions for the asset or liability, the prices are not current, or price quotations vary substantially either over time or among market makers. Where appropriate, the Company’s or the counterparty’s non-performance risk is considered in determining the fair values of liabilities and assets, respectively.
Items Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
The following tables present the Company’s assets and liabilities, by financial instrument type and balance sheet line item, that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis, excluding accrued interest components, as of April 2, 2021:
 Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
(Dollars in millions)Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Instruments (Level 1)Significant Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)Significant Unobservable Inputs (Level 3)Total Balance
Assets:    
Money market funds$530 $$$530 
Total cash equivalents530 530 
Restricted cash and investments:    
  Money market funds
  Time deposits and certificates of deposit
Other debt securities18 18 
Derivative assets
Total assets$531 $$18 $556 
Liabilities:    
Derivative liabilities$$16 $$16 
Total liabilities$$16 $$16 

 Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
(Dollars in millions)Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Instruments (Level 1)Significant Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)Significant Unobservable Inputs (Level 3)Total Balance
Assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents$530 $$$530 
Other current assets
Other assets, net18 18 
Total assets$531 $$18 $556 
Liabilities:    
Accrued expenses$$16 $$16 
Total liabilities$$16 $$16 

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The following tables present the Company’s assets and liabilities, by financial instrument type and balance sheet line item, that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis, excluding accrued interest components, as of July 3, 2020:
 Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
(Dollars in millions)Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Instruments (Level 1)Significant Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)Significant Unobservable Inputs (Level 3)Total Balance
Assets:    
Money market funds$494 $$$494 
Time deposits and certificates of deposit55 55 
Total cash equivalents494 55 549 
Restricted cash and investments:    
  Money market funds
  Time deposits and certificates of deposit
Other debt securities18 18 
Derivative assets
Total assets$495 $62 $18 $575 
Liabilities:    
Derivative liabilities$$29 $$29 
Total liabilities$$29 $$29 

 Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
(Dollars in millions)Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Instruments (Level 1)Significant Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)Significant Unobservable Inputs (Level 3)Total Balance
Assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents$494 $55 $$549 
Other current assets
Other assets, net18 18 
Total assets$495 $62 $18 $575 
Liabilities:    
Accrued expenses$$29 $$29 
Total liabilities$$29 $$29 

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The Company classifies items in Level 1 if the financial assets consist of securities for which quoted prices are available in an active market.
The Company classifies items in Level 2 if the financial asset or liability is valued using observable inputs. The Company uses observable inputs including quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities. Level 2 assets include: agency bonds, corporate bonds, commercial paper, municipal bonds, U.S. Treasuries, time deposits and certificates of deposit. These debt investments are priced using observable inputs and valuation models which vary by asset class. The Company uses a pricing service to assist in determining the fair value of all of its cash equivalents. For the cash equivalents in the Company’s portfolio, multiple pricing sources are generally available. The pricing service uses inputs from multiple industry-standard data providers or other third-party sources and various methodologies, such as weighting and models, to determine the appropriate price at the measurement date. The Company corroborates the prices obtained from the pricing service against other independent sources and, as of April 2, 2021, has not found it necessary to make any adjustments to the prices obtained. The Company’s derivative financial instruments are also classified within Level 2. The Company’s derivative financial instruments consist of foreign currency forward exchange contracts, interest rate swaps and the TRS. The Company recognizes derivative financial instruments in its condensed consolidated financial statements at fair value. The Company determines the fair value of these instruments by considering the estimated amount it would pay or receive to terminate these agreements at the reporting date.
Items Measured at Fair Value on a Non-Recurring Basis
From time to time, the Company enters into certain strategic investments for the promotion of business and strategic objectives. These strategic investments primarily include cost basis investments representing those where the Company does not have the ability to exercise significant influence. These investments are included in Other assets, net on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, and are periodically analyzed to determine whether or not there are indicators of impairment.
As of April 2, 2021 and July 3, 2020, the carrying value of the Company’s strategic investments was $163 million and $135 million, respectively. The Company’s strategic investments are recorded at fair value only if an impairment or observable price change is recognized in the current period. If an observable price change or impairment is recognized on the Company’s strategic investments during the period, the Company classifies these assets as Level 3 within the fair value hierarchy based on the nature of the fair value inputs. For the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021, the Company recorded upward adjustments of $10 million and $33 million, respectively, due to observable price changes of strategic investments, which are included in Other, net in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. For the three months ended April 2, 2021, there were 0 downward adjustments on strategic investments. For the nine months ended April 2, 2021, the Company recorded downward adjustments of $7 million to write down the carrying amount of certain investments to their fair value, which are included in Other, net in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. For the three months ended April 3, 2020, there were 0 downward adjustments on strategic investments. For the nine months ended April 3, 2020, the Company recorded a downward adjustment of $1 million in order to write down the carrying amount of an investment to its fair value. For the three and nine months ended April 3, 2020, there were 0 upward adjustments for strategic investments.
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Other Fair Value Disclosures
The Company’s debt is carried at amortized cost. The estimated fair value of the Company’s debt is derived using the closing price of the same debt instruments as of the date of valuation, which takes into account the yield curve, interest rates and other observable inputs. Accordingly, these fair value measurements are categorized as Level 2. The following table presents the fair value and amortized cost of the Company’s debt in order of maturity:
 April 2, 2021July 3, 2020
(Dollars in millions)Carrying AmountEstimated Fair ValueCarrying AmountEstimated Fair Value
4.250% Senior Notes due March 2022$220 $226 $229 $237 
4.750% Senior Notes due June 2023540 578 546 576 
4.875% Senior Notes due March 2024499 538 498 541 
4.750% Senior Notes due January 2025479 522 479 517 
4.875% Senior Notes due June 2027504 556 504 549 
4.091% Senior Notes due June 2029460 510 456 523 
3.125% Senior Notes due July 2029500 484 — — 
4.125% Senior Notes due January 2031499 508 499 524 
3.375% Senior Notes due July 2031500 481 — — 
5.750% Senior Notes due December 2034489 557 489 543 
LIBOR Based Term Loan due September 2025488 488 500 490 
5,178 5,448 4,200 4,500 
Less: debt issuance costs(36)(25)
Debt, net of debt issuance costs5,142 5,448 4,175 4,500 
Less: current portion of debt, net of debt issuance costs(245)(251)(19)(19)
Long-term debt, less current portion, net of debt issuance costs$4,897 $5,197 $4,156 $4,481 

9.Equity
Share Capital
The Company’s authorized share capital is $13,500 and consists of 1,250,000,000 ordinary shares, par value $0.00001, of which 229,556,907 shares were outstanding as of April 2, 2021, and 100,000,000 preferred shares, par value $0.00001, of which 0ne were issued or outstanding as of April 2, 2021.
Ordinary shares—Holders of ordinary shares are entitled to receive dividends when declared by the Board of Directors. Upon any liquidation, dissolution, or winding up, after required payments are made to holders of preferred shares, any remaining assets will be distributed ratably to holders of the preferred and ordinary shares. Holders of shares are entitled to one vote per share on all matters upon which the ordinary shares are entitled to vote, including the election of directors.
Preferred shares—The Company may issue preferred shares in 1 or more series, up to the authorized amount, without shareholder approval. The Board of Directors is authorized to establish from time to time the number of shares to be included in each series, and to fix the rights, preferences and privileges of the shares of each wholly unissued series and any of its qualifications, limitations or restrictions. The Board of Directors can also increase or decrease the number of shares of a series, but not below the number of shares of that series then outstanding, without any further vote or action by the shareholders.
The Board of Directors may authorize the issuance of preferred shares with voting or conversion rights that could harm the voting power or other rights of the holders of the ordinary shares. The issuance of preferred shares, while providing flexibility in connection with possible acquisitions and other corporate purposes, could, among other things, have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control of the Company and might harm the market price of its ordinary shares and the voting and other rights of the holders of ordinary shares.
Repurchases of Equity Securities
All repurchases are effected as redemptions in accordance with the Company’s Constitution.
The Company’s Board of Directors increased the authorization for the repurchase of its outstanding ordinary shares by $3.0 billion on October 21, 2020, and $2.0 billion on February 22, 2021. As of April 2, 2021, $4.4 billion remained available for repurchase under the existing repurchase authorization limit.
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The following table sets forth information with respect to repurchases of ordinary shares during the nine months ended April 2, 2021:
(In millions)Number of Shares RepurchasedDollar Value of Shares Repurchased
Repurchases of ordinary shares30 $1,830 
Tax withholding related to vesting of equity awards33 
Total31 $1,863 

10.Revenue
The following table provides information about disaggregated revenue by sales channel and geographical region for the Company’s single reportable segment:
For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Revenues by Channel 
Original equipment manufacturers$1,950 $1,970 $5,299 $5,633 
Distributors455 465 1,297 1,389 
Retailers326 283 1,072 970 
Total$2,731 $2,718 $7,668 $7,992 
Revenues by Geography (1)
Asia Pacific$1,268 $1,257 $3,680 $3,912 
Americas939 938 2,582 2,534 
EMEA524 523 1,406 1,546 
Total$2,731 $2,718 $7,668 $7,992 
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(1) Revenue is attributed to countries based on bill from locations.

11.Guarantees
Indemnifications of Officers and Directors
Seagate Technology, an exempted company incorporated with limited liability under the laws of the Cayman Islands (“Seagate-Cayman”) and wholly-owned subsidiary of STX, from time to time enters into indemnification agreements with the directors, officers, employees and agents of STX or any of its subsidiaries (each, an “Indemnitee”). The indemnification agreements provide indemnification in addition to any of Indemnitee’s indemnification rights under any relevant Articles of Association (or similar constitutional document), applicable law or otherwise, and indemnifies an Indemnitee for certain expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and settlement amounts actually and reasonably incurred by him or her in any action or proceeding, including any action by or in the right of STX or any of its subsidiaries, arising out of his or her service as a director, officer, employee or agent of STX or any of its subsidiaries or of any other entity to which he or she provides services at the Company’s request. However, Indemnitees are not indemnified under the indemnification agreements for (i) any fraud or dishonesty in the performance of Indemnitee’s duty to STX or the applicable subsidiary or (ii) Indemnitee’s conscious, intentional or willful failure to act honestly, lawfully and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Company. In addition, the indemnification agreements provide that Seagate-Cayman will advance expenses incurred by an Indemnitee in connection with enforcement of the indemnification agreement or with the investigation, settlement or appeal of any action or proceeding against him or her as to which he or she could be indemnified.
The nature of these indemnification obligations prevents the Company from making a reasonable estimate of the maximum potential amount it could be required to pay on behalf of its officers and directors. Historically, the Company has not made any significant indemnification payments under such indemnification agreements and 0 amount has been accrued in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements with respect to these indemnification obligations.
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Indemnification Obligations
The Company from time to time enters into agreements with customers, suppliers, partners and others in the ordinary course of business that provide indemnification for certain matters including, but not limited to, intellectual property infringement claims, environmental claims and breach of agreement claims. The nature of the Company’s indemnification obligations prevents the Company from making a reasonable estimate of the maximum potential amount it could be required to pay. Historically, the Company has not made any significant indemnification payments under such agreements and 0 amount has been accrued in the Company’s 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 1 to 5 years. The Company uses estimated repair or replacement costs and uses statistical modeling to estimate product warranty return rates in order to determine its warranty obligation. Changes in the Company’s product warranty liability during the nine months ended April 2, 2021 and April 3, 2020 were as follows:
 For the Nine Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Balance, beginning of period$151 $195 
Warranties issued56 67 
Repairs and replacements(62)(65)
Changes in liability for pre-existing warranties, including expirations(11)(34)
Balance, end of period$134 $163 

12.Earnings Per Share
Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing income available to shareholders by the weighted-average number of shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing income available to shareholders by the weighted-average number of shares outstanding during the period and the number of additional shares that would have been outstanding if the potentially dilutive securities had been issued. Potentially dilutive securities include outstanding options, unvested restricted share units and performance-based share units and shares to be purchased under the Company’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The dilutive effect of potentially dilutive securities is reflected in diluted earnings per share by application of the treasury stock method. Under the treasury stock method, an increase in fair market value of the Company’s share price can result in a greater dilutive effect from potentially dilutive securities. The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted net income per share attributable to the shareholders of the Company:
 For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
(In millions, except per share data)April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Numerator:  
Net income$329 $320 $832 $838 
Number of shares used in per share calculations:  
Total shares for purposes of calculating basic net income per share233 261 246 263 
Weighted-average effect of dilutive securities:  
Employee equity award plans
Total shares for purpose of calculating diluted net income per share237 263 249 266 
Net income per share:  
Basic$1.41 $1.23 $3.38 $3.19 
Diluted1.39 1.22 3.34 3.15 

The anti-dilutive shares related to employee equity award plans that were excluded from the computation of diluted net income per share were not material for the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021 and April 3, 2020.
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13.Legal, Environmental and Other Contingencies
The Company assesses the probability of an unfavorable outcome of all its material litigation, claims or assessments to determine whether a liability had been incurred and whether it is probable that one or more future events will occur confirming the fact of the loss. In the event that an unfavorable outcome is determined to be probable and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated, the Company establishes an accrual for the litigation, claim or assessment. In addition, in the event an unfavorable outcome is determined to be less than probable, but reasonably possible, the Company will disclose an estimate of the possible loss or range of such loss; however, when a reasonable estimate cannot be made, the Company will provide disclosure to that effect. Litigation is inherently uncertain and may result in adverse rulings or decisions. Additionally, the Company may enter into settlements or be subject to judgments that may, individually, or in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on its results of operations. Accordingly, actual results could differ materially.
Litigation
Convolve, Inc. (“Convolve”) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”) v. Seagate Technology LLC, et al. On July 13, 2000, Convolve and MIT filed suit against Compaq Computer Corporation and Seagate Technology LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 4,916,635 (the “‘635 patent”) and U.S. Patent No. 5,638,267 (the “‘267 patent”), misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and other claims. On January 16, 2002, Convolve filed an amended complaint, alleging defendants were infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,314,473 (the “‘473 patent”). The district court ruled in 2010 that the ‘267 patent was out of the case.
On August 16, 2011, the district court granted in part and denied in part the Company’s motion for summary judgment. On July 1, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: 1) affirmed the district court’s summary judgment rulings that the Company did not misappropriate any of the alleged trade secrets and that the asserted claims of the ‘635 patent are invalid; 2) reversed and vacated the district court’s summary judgment of non-infringement with respect to the ‘473 patent; and 3) remanded the case for further proceedings on the ‘473 patent. On July 11, 2014, the district court granted the Company’s further summary judgment motion regarding the ‘473 patent. On February 10, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: 1) affirmed the district court’s summary judgment of no direct infringement by the Company because the Company’s ATA/SCSI disk drives do not meet the “user interface” limitation of the asserted claims of the ‘473 patent; 2) affirmed the district court’s summary judgment of non-infringement by Compaq’s products as to claims 1, 3, and 5 of the ‘473 patent because Compaq’s F10 BIOS interface does not meet the “commands” limitation of those claims; 3) vacated the district court’s summary judgment of non-infringement by Compaq’s accused products as to claims 7-15 of the ‘473 patent; 4) reversed the district court’s summary judgment of non-infringement based on intervening rights; and 5) remanded the case to the district court for further proceedings on the ‘473 patent. In view of the rulings made by the district court and the Court of Appeals and the uncertainty regarding the amount of damages, if any, that could be awarded Convolve in this matter, the Company does not believe that it is currently possible to determine a reasonable estimate of the possible range of loss related to this matter.
Lambeth Magnetic Structures LLC v. Seagate Technology (US) Holdings, Inc., et al. On April 29, 2016, Lambeth Magnetic Structures LLC filed a complaint against Seagate Technology (US) Holdings, Inc. and Seagate Technology LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,128,988, “Magnetic Material Structures, Devices and Methods.” The Company believes the claims asserted in the complaint are without merit and intends to vigorously defend this case. The court issued its claim construction ruling on October 18, 2017. The trial is scheduled to begin on February 7, 2022. While the possible range of loss for this matter remains uncertain, the Company estimates the amount of loss to be immaterial to the financial statements.
Seagate Technology LLC, et al. v. NHK Spring Co. Ltd. and TDK Corporation, et al. On February 18, 2020, Seagate Technology LLC, Seagate Technology (Thailand) Ltd., Seagate Singapore International Headquarters Pte. Ltd., and Seagate Technology International filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against defendant suppliers of HDD suspension assemblies. Defendants include NHK Spring Co. Ltd., TDK Corporation, Hutchinson Technology Inc., and several of their subsidiaries and affiliates. The complaint includes federal and state antitrust law claims, as well as a breach of contract claim. The complaint alleges that defendants and their co-conspirators knowingly conspired for more than twelve years not to compete in the supply of suspension assemblies; that defendants misused confidential information that the Company had provided pursuant to nondisclosure agreements, in breach of their contractual obligations; and that the Company paid artificially high prices on its purchases of suspension assemblies. The Company seeks to recover the overcharges it paid for suspension assemblies, as well as additional relief permitted by law.
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Nidec Corporation v. Seagate Technology LLC, et al. On January 18, 2021, Nidec Corporation filed a complaint against Seagate Technology LLC, Seagate Singapore International Headquarters Pte. Ltd., and Seagate Technology (Netherlands) B.V. in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, alleging infringement of the following patents: U.S. Patent No. 8,737,017, titled “Spindle Motor and Disk Drive Apparatus,” U.S. Patent No. 9,742,239, titled “Spindle Motor and Disk Drive Apparatus,” U.S. Patent No. 9,935,528, titled “Spindle Motor and Disk Drive Apparatus,” U.S. Patent No. 10,407,775, titled “Base Plate, Hard Disk Drive, and Method of Manufacturing Base Plate,” and U.S. Patent No. 10,460,767, titled “Base Member Including Information Mark and Insulating Coating Layer, and Disk Drive Apparatus Including the Same.” The complaint seeks unspecified compensatory damages and other relief. The Company believes the claims asserted in the complaint are without merit and intends to vigorously defend this case. The Company does not believe that it is currently possible to determine a reasonable estimate of the possible range of loss related to this matter.
Environmental Matters
The Company’s operations are subject to U.S. and foreign laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment, including those governing discharges of pollutants into the air and water, the management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes and the cleanup of contaminated sites. Some of the Company’s operations require environmental permits and controls to prevent and reduce air and water pollution, and these permits are subject to modification, renewal and revocation by issuing authorities.
The Company has established environmental management systems and continually updates its environmental policies and standard operating procedures for its operations worldwide. The Company believes that its operations are in material compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations and permits. The Company budgets for operating and capital costs on an ongoing basis to comply with environmental laws. If additional or more stringent requirements are imposed on the Company in the future, it could incur additional operating costs and capital expenditures.
Some environmental laws, such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (as amended, the “Superfund” law) and its state equivalents, can impose liability for the cost of cleanup of contaminated sites upon any of the current or former site owners or operators or upon parties who sent waste to these sites, regardless of whether the owner or operator owned the site at the time of the release of hazardous substances or the lawfulness of the original disposal activity. The Company has been identified as a responsible or potentially responsible party at several sites. At each of these sites, the Company has an assigned portion of the financial liability based on the type and amount of hazardous substances disposed of by each party at the site and the number of financially viable parties. The Company has fulfilled its responsibilities at some of these sites and remains involved in only a few at this time.
While the Company’s ultimate costs in connection with these sites is difficult to predict with complete accuracy, based on its current estimates of cleanup costs and its expected allocation of these costs, the Company does not expect costs in connection with these sites to be material.
The Company may be subject to various state, federal and international laws and regulations governing the environment, including those restricting the presence of certain substances in electronic products. For example, the European Union (“EU”) enacted the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (2011/65/EU), which prohibits the use of certain substances, including lead, in certain products, including disk drives and server storage products, put on the market after July 1, 2006. Similar legislation has been or may be enacted in other jurisdictions, including in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, China, Japan and others. The EU REACH Directive (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals, EC 1907/2006) also restricts substances of very high concern in products. If the Company or its suppliers fails to comply with the substance restrictions, recycle requirements or other environmental requirements as they are enacted worldwide, it could have a materially adverse effect on the Company’s business.
Other Matters
The Company is involved in a number of other judicial, regulatory or administrative proceedings and investigations incidental to its business, and the Company may be involved in such proceedings and investigations arising in the normal course of its business in the future. Although occasional adverse decisions or settlements may occur, the Company believes that the final disposition of such matters will not have a material adverse effect on its financial position or results of operations.

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14.Subsequent Events
Dividend Declared
On April 22, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.67 per share, which will be payable on July 7, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 12, 2021.
Corporate Reorganization
On April 14, 2021, the Company held a special Irish High Court-convened meeting of shareholders and an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders, (together, the “Shareholder Meetings”), relating to the planned corporate reorganization whereby a new Irish public limited company, Seagate Technology Holdings plc (“Holdings”), will serve as the publicly traded parent company of the Company. The reorganization will be carried out pursuant to a scheme of arrangement (“Scheme”) under Irish law, which will result in the exchange of ordinary shares of Holdings for ordinary shares in the Company on a one-for-one basis. The shareholders approved the Scheme and related proposals at the Shareholder Meetings. The Irish High Court hearing to approve the Scheme will be held on May 18, 2021 and the transaction is expected to be completed in the fiscal quarter ending October 1, 2021.
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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, changes in financial condition and results of operations for our fiscal quarters ended April 2, 2021, January 1, 2021 and April 3, 2020, referred to herein as the “March 2021 quarter,” the “December 2020 quarter,” and the “March 2020 quarter,” respectively. We operate and report financial results on a fiscal year of 52 or 53 weeks ending on the Friday closest to June 30. The March 2021 quarter, the December 2020 quarter and the March 2020 quarter were each 13 weeks.
You should read this discussion in conjunction with financial information and related notes included elsewhere in this report. Unless the context indicates otherwise, as used herein, the terms “we,” “us,” “Seagate,” the “Company” and “our” refer collectively to Seagate Technology plc, an Irish public limited company, and its subsidiaries. References to “$” or “dollars” are to United States dollars.
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical fact. Forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q include, among other things, statements about our plans, strategies and prospects; market demand for our products; shifts in technology; estimates of industry growth; effects of the economic conditions worldwide resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic; our plans and expectations regarding our corporate reorganization, including our expectations related to our ability to make repurchases and pay dividends; our ability to effectively manage our cash liquidity position and debt obligations, and comply with the covenants in our credit facilities; our restructuring efforts; the sufficiency of our sources of cash to meet cash needs for the next 12 months; our expectations regarding capital expenditures; and projected cost savings for the fiscal year ending July 2, 2021. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by words such as “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “may,” “will,” “will continue,” “can,” “could,” or negative of these words, variations of these words and comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and are based on management’s current views and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are conditioned upon and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors may be beyond our control and may pose a risk to our operating and financial condition. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to:
the uncertainty in global economic and political conditions;
the development and introduction of products based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage markets, and market acceptance of new products;
the impact of competitive product announcements and unexpected advances in competing technologies or changes in market trends;
the impact of variable demand, changes in market demand, and an adverse pricing environment for storage products;
the impact of trade barriers, such as import/export duties and restrictions, tariffs and quotas, imposed by the U.S. or other countries in which the Company conducts business;
the Company’s ability to effectively manage its debt obligations and comply with certain covenants in its credit facilities with respect to financial ratios and financial condition tests and its ability to maintain a favorable cash liquidity position;
the Company’s ability to successfully qualify, manufacture and sell its storage products in increasing volumes on a cost-effective basis and with acceptable quality;
any price erosion or volatility of sales volumes through the Company’s distributor and retail channel;
the effects of the outbreak of COVID-19 and related individual, business and government responses on the global economy and their impact on the Company’s business, operations and financial results;
disruptions to the Company’s supply chain or production capabilities;
currency fluctuations that may impact the Company’s margins, international sales and results of operations;
the evolving legal and regulatory, economic, environmental and administrative climate in the international markets where the Company operates; and
cyber-attacks or other data breaches that disrupt the Company’s operations or result in the dissemination of proprietary or confidential information and cause reputational harm.
Information concerning these and other risks, uncertainties and factors, among others, that could cause results to differ materially from our expectations are described in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 3, 2020, which we encourage you to carefully read. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date on which they were made and we undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required by law.
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Our Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) is provided in addition to the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and notes to assist readers in understanding our results of operations, financial condition and cash flows. Our MD&A is organized as follows:
Overview of the March 2021 quarter. Highlights of events in the March 2021 quarter that impacted our financial position.
Results of Operations. Analysis of our financial results comparing the March 2021 quarter to the December 2020 quarter and the March 2020 quarter.
Liquidity and Capital Resources. An analysis of changes in our balance sheet and cash flows, and discussion of our financial condition including potential sources of liquidity.
Critical Accounting Policies. Accounting policies and estimates that we believe are important to understanding the assumptions and judgments incorporated in our reported financial results.
For an overview of our business, see “Part I, Item 1. Financial Statements—Note 1. Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies—Organization”.
Overview of the March 2021 quarter
During the March 2021 quarter, we shipped 140 exabytes of HDD storage capacity. We generated revenue of approximately $2.7 billion and gross margin of 27% and our operating cash flow was $378 million. We repurchased approximately 11 million of our ordinary shares for $751 million and paid $161 million in dividends.
Impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a widespread health crisis and numerous disease control measures are being taken to limit its spread, the effects of which began during the March 2020 quarter. We continued to incur certain supply chain and demand disruptions during the March 2021 quarter, as well as higher logistics and operational costs and softer demand across certain markets due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which we expect to continue during fiscal year 2021. Our customers also continued to experience certain supply chain and demand disruptions during the March 2021 quarter, which we anticipate will continue during fiscal year 2021. We are continuing to actively monitor the effects and potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of our business, liquidity and capital resources. We are complying with governmental rules and guidelines across all of our sites and are actively working on opportunities to lower our cost structure and drive further operational efficiencies. Although we are unable to predict the impact of COVID-19 on our business, results of operations, liquidity or capital resources at this time, we expect we will be negatively affected if the pandemic and related public and private health measures result in substantial manufacturing or supply chain problems, substantial reductions in demand due to disruptions in the operations of our customers or partners, disruptions in local and global economies, volatility in the global financial markets, sustained reductions or volatility in overall demand trends, restrictions on the export or shipment of our products, or other ramifications from the COVID-19 pandemic. For a further discussion of the uncertainties and business risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, see the section entitled “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 3, 2020.
Corporate Reorganization

As previously disclosed in the proxy statement filed by the Company with the SEC on March 3, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”), we have decided to effect a corporate reorganization whereby a new Irish public limited company, Seagate Technology Holdings plc (“Holdings”), will serve as the publicly traded parent company of Seagate. The reorganization will be carried out pursuant to a scheme of arrangement (the “Scheme”) under Irish law, which will result in the exchange of ordinary shares of Holdings for ordinary shares in the Company on a one-for-one basis. The purpose of the transaction is to allow us to maintain our ability to make future distributions to our shareholders, including making dividend payments and effecting share redemptions and repurchases. On April 14, 2021, Seagate held a special Irish High Court-convened meeting of shareholders and an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders, each as described in the Proxy Statement, where the shareholders approved the Scheme and the related proposals. The Irish High Court hearing to approve the Scheme will be held on May 18, 2021 and we expect to complete the transaction in the fiscal quarter ending October 1, 2021.
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Results of Operations
We list in the tables below summarized information from our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations by dollars and as a percentage of revenue:
For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
January 1,
2021
April 3,
2020
April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Revenue$2,731 $2,623 $2,718 $7,668 $7,992 
Cost of revenue1,991 1,927 1,972 5,636 5,817 
Gross profit740 696 746 2,032 2,175 
Product development227 221 246 671 751 
Marketing and administrative126 122 119 366 361 
Amortization of intangibles11 
Restructuring and other, net(2)19 
Income from operations386 348 376 985 1,033 
Other expense, net(47)(57)(38)(134)(161)
Income before income taxes339 291 338 851 872 
Provision for income taxes10 11 18 19 34 
Net income$329 $280 $320 $832 $838 
 For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
April 2,
2021
January 1,
2021
April 3,
2020
April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Revenue100 %100 %100 %100 %100 %
Cost of revenue73 73 73 73 73 
Gross margin27 27 27 27 27 
Product development
Marketing and administrative
Amortization of intangibles— — — — — 
Restructuring and other, net— — — — — 
Operating margin14 13 14 13 13 
Other expense, net(2)(2)(1)(2)(2)
Income before income taxes12 11 13 11 11 
Provision for income taxes— — — 
Net income12 %11 %12 %11 %10 %
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Revenue
The following table summarizes information regarding consolidated revenues by channel, geography and market, HDD exabytes shipped by market and HDD price per terabyte:
 For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
April 2,
2021
January 1,
2021
April 3,
2020
April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Revenues by Channel (%)  
Original equipment manufacturers71 %66 %73 %69 %71 %
Distributors17 %18 %17 %17 %17 %
Retailers12 %16 %10 %14 %12 %
Revenues by Geography (%)   
Asia Pacific47 %50 %46 %48 %49 %
Americas34 %32 %35 %34 %32 %
EMEA19 %18 %19 %18 %19 %
Revenues by Market (%)
Mass capacity60 %58 %57 %59 %51 %
Legacy32 %35 %36 %33 %42 %
Other%%%%%
HDD Exabytes Shipped by Market
Mass capacity111 97 91 294 226 
Legacy29 32 29 89 99 
Total140 129 120 383 325 
HDD Price per Terabyte$18 $19 $21 $18 $23 

Revenue in the March 2021 quarter increased by $108 million from the December 2020 quarter primarily due to an increase in mass capacity storage exabytes shipped, partially offset by a decrease in legacy market exabytes shipped.
Revenue in the March 2021 quarter increased by $13 million from the March 2020 quarter primarily due to an increase in mass capacity storage exabytes shipped and favorable product mix, partially offset by price erosion.
Revenue for the nine months ended April 2, 2021 decreased by $324 million from the nine months ended April 3, 2020 primarily as a result of price erosion, a decrease in legacy market exabytes shipped and lower demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, partially offset by an increase in mass capacity storage exabytes shipped.
We maintain various sales incentive programs such as channel and original equipment manufacturers rebates. Sales incentive programs were approximately 14% of gross revenue for the March 2021 quarter, 15% for the December 2020 quarter and 11% for the March 2020 quarter. Adjustments to revenues due to under or over accruals for sales incentive programs related to revenues reported in prior quarterly periods were less than 1% of quarterly gross revenue in all periods presented.
Cost of Revenue and Gross Margin
 For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
January 1,
2021
April 3,
2020
April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Cost of revenue$1,991 $1,927 $1,972 $5,636 $5,817 
Gross profit740 696 746 2,032 2,175 
Gross margin27 %27 %27 %27 %27 %

Gross margin for the March 2021 quarter remained flat compared to the December 2020 quarter and March 2020 quarter.
Gross margin for the nine months ended April 2, 2021 remained flat compared to the nine months ended April 3, 2020.
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In the March 2021 quarter, total warranty cost was 0.6% of revenue and included a favorable change in estimates of prior warranty accruals of 0.1% of revenue primarily due to a decrease in the number of drives under warranty. Warranty cost related to new shipments was 0.7%, 0.7% and 0.8% of revenue for the March 2021 quarter, December 2020 quarter and March 2020 quarter, respectively.
Operating Expenses
 For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
January 1,
2021
April 3,
2020
April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Product development$227 $221 $246 $671 $751 
Marketing and administrative126 122 119 366 361 
Amortization of intangibles11 
Restructuring and other, net(2)19 
Operating expenses$354 $348 $370 $1,047 $1,142 

Product development expense. Product development expense for the March 2021 quarter increased by $6 million compared to the December 2020 quarter primarily due to a $4 million increase in compensation and other employee benefits and a $3 million increase in materials and tooling costs.
Product development expense decreased by $19 million in the March 2021 quarter compared to the March 2020 quarter primarily due to a $10 million decrease in compensation and other employee benefits from the reduction in headcount as a result of our June 2020 restructuring plan, a $5 million decrease in materials expense, a $5 million decrease in information technology and software costs and a $4 million decrease in outside services partially offset by a $6 million increase related to timing of grants received.
Product development expense decreased by $80 million for the nine months ended April 2, 2021 compared to the nine months ended April 3, 2020 primarily due to a $46 million decrease in compensation and other employee benefits from the reduction in headcount as a result of our June 2020 restructuring plan and the additional fourteenth week in the quarter ended October 4, 2019, a $14 million decrease in information technology and software costs, a $9 million decrease in travel and entertainment expenses mainly as a result of the disruptions related to COVID-19, a $7 million decrease in materials expense, a $4 million decrease in outside services and a $3 million decrease in equipment expense, partially offset by a $9 million increase in variable compensation expense.
Marketing and administrative expense. Marketing and administrative expense increased by $4 million for the March 2021 quarter compared to the December 2020 quarter primarily due to a $5 million increase in outside services expense.
Marketing and administrative expense increased by $7 million in the March 2021 quarter compared to the March 2020 quarter primarily due to an $10 million increase in information technology and software costs, partially offset by a $3 million decrease in depreciation expense and a $2 million decrease in travel and entertainment expenses mainly as a result of disruptions related to COVID-19.
Marketing and administrative expense increased by $5 million for the nine months ended April 2, 2021 compared to the nine months ended April 3, 2020 primarily due to a $31 million increase in information technology and software costs and a $6 million increase in variable compensation expense, partially offset by an $13 million decrease in travel expenses mainly as a result of disruptions related to COVID-19, a $9 million decrease in depreciation expense and an $8 million decrease in compensation and other employee benefits from the additional fourteenth week in the quarter ended October 4, 2019.
Amortization of intangibles. Amortization of intangibles for the March 2021 quarter remained flat compared to the December 2020 quarter.
Amortization of intangibles for the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021 remained flat and decreased by $2 million, respectively, compared to the three and nine months ended April 3, 2020, due to certain intangible assets that reached the end of their useful lives.
Restructuring and other, net. Restructuring and other, net for the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021 and three months ended April 3, 2020 were not material.
Restructuring and other, net for the nine months ended April 3, 2020 was comprised of charges primarily related to a voluntary early exit program.
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Other Expense, Net
 For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
January 1,
2021
April 3,
2020
April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Other expense, net$(47)$(57)$(38)$(134)$(161)

Other expense, net. Other expense, net for the March 2021 quarter decreased by $10 million from the December 2020 quarter primarily due to a $10 million strategic investment upward adjustment in the March 2021 quarter and a $7 million impairment charge in the December 2020 quarter, partially offset by a $6 million increase in interest expense from the issuance of long-term debt in the December 2020 quarter.
Other expense, net for the March 2021 quarter increased by $9 million compared to the March 2020 quarter primarily due to a $20 million increase in interest expense from the issuance of long-term debt during the nine months ended April 2, 2021 and a $12 million increase in foreign exchange remeasurement expense, partially offset by an $11 million decrease in interest expense due to the repurchase of certain long-term debt and a $10 million strategic investment upward adjustment in the March 2021 quarter.
Other expense, net for the nine months ended April 2, 2021 decreased by $27 million compared to the nine months ended April 3, 2020 primarily due to $41 million of strategic investment gains in the nine months ended April 2, 2021, of which $33 million is upward adjustments and $8 million is a gain upon sale of an investment, a $37 million decrease in interest expense due to the repurchase of certain long-term debt, a $28 million non-recurring loss from the repurchase and exchange of certain long-term debt in the quarter ended October 4, 2019 and a $15 million increase in gains on de-designated cash flow hedges. The decrease was partially offset by a $46 million increase in interest expense from the issuance of long-term debt in the nine months ended April 2, 2021, a $28 million increase in foreign exchange remeasurement expense, a $16 million decrease in interest income primarily due to a decline in interest rates and $7 million strategic investment impairment charges in the December 2020 quarter.
Income Taxes
 For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
January 1,
2021
April 3,
2020
April 2,
2021
April 3,
2020
Provision for income taxes$10 $11 $18 $19 $34 

We recorded income tax provisions of $10 million and $19 million in the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021, respectively. The income tax provision for the three months ended April 2, 2021 included approximately $4 million of net discrete tax benefit, primarily associated with filing of tax returns in various jurisdictions. The income tax provision for the nine months ended April 2, 2021 included approximately $15 million of net discrete tax benefits, primarily associated with net excess tax benefits related to share-based compensation expense, filing of tax returns in various jurisdictions, and postponement of the previously enacted United Kingdom tax rate change in the quarter ended October 2, 2020.
During the nine months ended April 2, 2021, our unrecognized tax benefits excluding interest and penalties increased by approximately $18 million to $107 million, substantially all of which would impact the effective tax rate, if recognized, subject to certain future valuation allowance reversals. During the twelve months beginning April 3, 2021, we expect that our unrecognized tax benefits could be reduced by an immaterial amount, as a result of the expiration of certain statutes of limitation.
We recorded income tax provisions of $18 million and $34 million in the three and nine months ended April 3, 2020, respectively. The discrete items in the income tax provision were not material for the three months ended April 3, 2020. The income tax provision for the nine months ended April 3, 2020 included approximately $13 million of net discrete tax benefits, primarily associated with net excess tax benefits related to share-based compensation expense.
Our income tax provision recorded for the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021 and April 3, 2020 differed from the provision for income taxes that would be derived by applying the Irish statutory rate of 25% to income before income taxes, primarily due to the net effect of tax benefits related to (i) non-Irish earnings generated in jurisdictions that are subject to tax incentive programs and are considered indefinitely reinvested outside of Ireland and (ii) current year generation of research credits.
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Liquidity and Capital Resources
The following sections discuss our principal liquidity requirements, as well as our sources and uses of cash and our liquidity and capital resources. Our cash and cash equivalents are maintained in investments with remaining maturities of 90 days or less at the time of purchase. The principal objectives of our investment policy are the preservation of principal and maintenance of liquidity. We believe our cash equivalents are liquid and accessible. We operate in some countries that have restrictive regulations over the movement of cash and/or foreign exchange across their borders. However, we believe our sources of cash will continue to be sufficient to meet our cash needs for the next 12 months. Although there can be no assurance, we believe that our financial resources, along with controlling our costs, will allow us to manage the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business operations for the foreseeable future. However, the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to our industry and to our business are evolving rapidly, are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted at this time. Consequently, we will continue to evaluate our financial position in light of future developments, particularly those relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are not aware of any downgrades, losses or other significant deterioration in the fair value of our cash equivalents from the values reported as of April 2, 2021.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
(Dollars in millions)April 2,
2021
July 3,
2020
Change
Cash and cash equivalents$1,212 $1,722 $(510)
 
Our cash and cash equivalents as of April 2, 2021 decreased by $510 million from July 3, 2020 primarily as a result the repurchases of our ordinary shares of $1,819 million, dividends paid to our shareholders of $495 million and payments for capital expenditures of $374 million, partially offset by the net proceeds of $986 million from the issuance of long-term debt and net cash of $1,148 million provided by operating activities.
Cash Provided by Operating Activities
Cash provided by operating activities for the nine months ended April 2, 2021 was $1,148 million and includes the effects of net income adjusted for non-cash items including depreciation, amortization, share-based compensation and:
a decrease of $138 million in accounts receivable, primarily due to linearity of sales in the March 2021 quarter;
an increase of $60 million in accounts payable, primarily due to an increase in materials purchased and greater operating expenses;
partially offset by an increase of $141 million in inventories, primarily due to timing of shipments and an increase in materials purchased; and
a decrease of $43 million in accrued restructuring, primarily due to severance payments to impacted employees.
Cash Used in Investing Activities
Cash used in investing activities for the nine months ended April 2, 2021 was $360 million, primarily attributable to the following activities:
payments for the purchase of property, equipment and leasehold improvements of $374 million;
payments for the purchase of investments of $4 million;
offset by proceeds from the sale of investments of $11 million;
proceeds from the sale of assets of $4 million; and
proceeds from the maturities of short-term investments of $3 million.
Cash Used in Financing Activities
Cash used in financing activities of $1,298 million for the nine months ended April 2, 2021 was primarily attributable to the following activities:
payments for the repurchase of our ordinary shares of $1,819 million;
payments for dividends of $495 million;
payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards of $33 million;
payments for the repurchase of long-term debt of $27 million;
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payments for the fees related to the amendment of the Credit Agreement of $4 million;
partially offset by net proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt of $986 million; and
proceeds from the issuance of ordinary shares under employee share plans of $95 million.
Liquidity Sources, Cash Requirements and Commitments
Our primary sources of liquidity as of April 2, 2021 consisted of: (1) approximately $1.2 billion in cash and cash equivalents, (2) cash we expect to generate from operations, and (3) $1.725 billion available for borrowing under our Revolving Credit Facility.
As of April 2, 2021, no borrowings had been drawn and no borrowings had been utilized for letters of credit or swing line loans issued under the Revolving Credit Facility. The Revolving Credit Facility is available for borrowings, subject to compliance with financial covenants and other customary conditions to borrowing.
The Credit Agreement includes three financial covenants: (1) interest coverage ratio, (2) total leverage ratio, and (3) a minimum liquidity amount. The term of the Revolving Credit Facility is through February 20, 2024, and the maturity date of the Term Loan is September 16, 2025. We were in compliance with the covenants as of April 2, 2021 and expect to be in compliance for the next 12 months.
Our liquidity requirements are primarily to meet our working capital, product development and capital expenditure needs, to fund scheduled payments of principal and interest on our indebtedness, and to fund our quarterly dividend and any future strategic investments. Our ability to fund these requirements will depend on our future cash flows, which are determined by future operating performance, and therefore, subject to prevailing global macroeconomic conditions and financial, business and other factors, some of which are beyond our control.
For fiscal year 2021, we expect capital expenditures to be aligned to our updated long-term targeted range of 4% to 6% of revenue. We require substantial amounts of cash to fund any increased working capital requirements, future capital expenditures, scheduled payments of principal and interest on our indebtedness and payments of dividends. We may raise additional capital from time to time and will continue to evaluate and manage the retirement and replacement of existing debt and associated obligations, including evaluating the issuance of new debt securities, exchanging existing debt securities for other debt securities and retiring debt pursuant to privately negotiated transactions, open market purchases, tender offers or other means. In addition, we may selectively pursue strategic alliances, acquisitions, joint ventures and investments, which may require additional capital.
From time to time, we may repurchase any of our outstanding senior notes in open market or privately negotiated purchases or otherwise, or we may repurchase outstanding senior notes pursuant to the terms of the applicable indenture.
During the March 2021 quarter, our Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.67 per share, totaling $154 million, which was paid on April 7, 2021. On April 22, 2021, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.67 per share, payable on July 7, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 12, 2021.
From time to time, at the Company’s discretion, we may repurchase any of our outstanding ordinary shares through private, open market, or broker assisted purchases, tender offers, or other means, including through the use of derivative transactions. Our Board of Directors increased the authorization for the repurchase of our outstanding ordinary shares by $3.0 billion on October 21, 2020, and $2.0 billion on February 22, 2021. As of April 2, 2021, $4.4 billion remained available for repurchases under our existing repurchase authorization. We may limit or terminate the repurchase program at any time. All repurchases are effected as redemptions in accordance with our Constitution.
Critical Accounting Policies
Our discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations are based upon our condensed consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The preparation of such statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period and the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements. Our estimates are based on historical experience and other assumptions that we consider to be appropriate in the circumstances. However, actual future results may vary from our estimates.
Other than as described in “Part I, Item 1. Financial Statements—Note 1. Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies”, there have been no other material changes in our critical accounting policies and estimates. Refer to “Part II, Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 3, 2020, as filed with the SEC on August 7, 2020, for a discussion of our critical accounting policies and estimates.
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Recent Accounting Pronouncements
See “Part I, Item 1. Financial Statements—Note 1. Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” for information regarding the effect of new accounting pronouncements on our financial statements.
ITEM 3.QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
We have exposure to market risks due to the volatility of interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, credit rating changes and equity and bond markets. A portion of these risks may be hedged, but fluctuations could impact our results of operations, financial position and cash flows.
Interest Rate Risk. Our exposure to market risk for changes in interest rates relates primarily to our cash investment portfolio. As of April 2, 2021, we had no available-for-sale debt securities that had been in a continuous unrealized loss position for a period greater than 12 months. We determined no impairment related to credit losses for available-for-sale debt securities as of April 2, 2021.
In the quarter ended October 4, 2019, we entered into certain interest rate swap agreements with a notional amount of $500 million to convert the variable interest rate on the Term Loan to fixed interest rates. The contracts were effective as of October 4, 2019 and will mature on September 16, 2025. The notional amount of the interest rate swap agreements was $488 million as of April 2, 2021. The objective of the interest rate swap agreements is to eliminate the variability of interest payment cash flows associated with the variable interest rate on the Term Loan. The Company designated the interest rate swaps as cash flow hedges.
We have fixed rate and variable rate debt obligations. We enter into debt obligations for general corporate purposes including capital expenditures and working capital needs. Our Term Loan bears interest at a variable rate equal to LIBOR plus a variable margin set on March 17, 2021. At this time, we have not identified any material exposure associated with the phase out of LIBOR by the end of 2021.
The table below presents principal amounts and related fixed or weighted-average interest rates by year of maturity for our investment portfolio and debt obligations as of April 2, 2021.
Fiscal Years EndedTotalFair Value at April 2, 2021
(Dollars in millions, except percentages)20212022202320242025Thereafter
Assets        
Money market funds, time deposits and certificates of deposit
Floating rate$532 $— $— $— $— $— $532 $532 
Average interest rate0.03 %0.03 %
Other debt securities        
Fixed rate$10 $— $— $— $— $$18 $18 
Fixed interest rate5.00 %5.00 %
Debt        
Fixed rate$— $220 $541 $500 $479 $2,995 $4,735 $4,960 
Average interest rate4.25 %4.75 %4.88 %4.75 %4.22 %4.40 %
Variable rate$$25 $25 $25 $25 $381 $487 $488 
Average interest rate3.29 %3.29 %3.29 %3.29 %3.29 %3.29 %3.29 %
 
Foreign Currency Exchange Risk. From time to time, we may enter into foreign currency forward exchange contracts to manage exposure related to certain foreign currency commitments and anticipated foreign currency denominated expenditures. Our policy prohibits us from entering into derivative financial instruments for speculative or trading purposes.
We hedge portions of our foreign currency denominated balance sheet positions with foreign currency forward exchange contracts to reduce the risk that our earnings will be adversely affected by changes in currency exchange rates. The change in fair value of these contracts is recognized in earnings in the same period as the gains and losses from the remeasurement of the assets and liabilities. All foreign currency forward exchange contracts mature within 12 months.
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We recognized a net gain of $8 million and $12 million in Cost of revenue related to the loss of hedge designation on discontinued cash flow hedges during the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021, respectively. We recognized a net loss of $1 million and $5 million in Interest expense related to the loss of hedge designation on discontinued cash flow hedges during the three and nine months ended April 2, 2021, respectively.
The table below provides information as of April 2, 2021 about our foreign currency forward exchange contracts. The table is provided in dollar equivalent amounts and presents the notional amounts (at the contract exchange rates) and the weighted-average contractual foreign currency exchange rates.
(Dollars in millions, except weighted-average contract rate)Notional AmountWeighted-Average Contract Rate
Estimated Fair Value(1)
Foreign currency forward exchange contracts:  
Singapore Dollar$218 $1.35 $
Thai Baht169 $30.73 (3)
Chinese Renminbi94 $6.74 
British Pound Sterling70 $0.74 
Total$551  $
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(1) Equivalent to the unrealized net gain (loss) on existing contracts.
Other Market Risks. We have exposure to counterparty credit downgrades in the form of credit risk related to our foreign currency forward exchange contracts and our fixed income portfolio. We monitor and limit our credit exposure for our foreign currency forward exchange contracts by performing ongoing credit evaluations. We also manage the notional amount of contracts entered into with any one counterparty and we maintain limits on maximum tenor of contracts based on the credit rating of the financial institution. Additionally, the investment portfolio is diversified and structured to minimize credit risk.
Changes in our corporate issuer credit ratings have minimal impact on our near-term financial results, but downgrades may negatively impact our future ability to raise capital and execute transactions with various counterparties, and may increase the cost of such capital.
We are subject to equity market risks due to changes in the fair value of the notional investments selected by our employees as part of our SDCP. The SDCP is a successor plan to the prior Seagate Deferred Compensation Plans, as amended from time to time, under which no additional deferrals may be made after December 31, 2014. In fiscal year 2014, we entered into a TRS in order to manage the equity market risks associated with the SDCP liabilities. We pay a floating rate, based on LIBOR plus an interest rate spread, on the notional amount of the TRS. The TRS is designed to substantially offset changes in the SDCP liabilities due to changes in the value of the investment options made by employees. See “Part I, Item 1. Financial Statements—Note 7. Derivative Financial Instruments” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
ITEM 4.CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
As required by the Exchange Act Rule 13a-15, we carried out an evaluation under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report. Based on the evaluation, our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) are effective as of April 2, 2021. 
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
During the quarter ended April 2, 2021, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected, or were reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II
OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1.LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
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For a discussion of legal proceedings, see “Part I, Item 1. Financial Statements—Note 13. Legal, Environmental and Other Contingencies” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
ITEM 1A.RISK FACTORS
 
There have been no material changes to the description of the risk factors associated with our business previously disclosed in “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A. in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 3, 2020. In addition to the other information set forth in this report, you should carefully consider the risk factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K as they could materially affect our business, financial condition and future results.
The Risk Factors are not the only risks we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition or operating results.
ITEM 2.UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
 
Repurchase of Equity Securities
All repurchases of our outstanding ordinary shares are effected as redemptions in accordance with our Constitution.
Our Board of Directors increased the authorization for the repurchase of its outstanding ordinary shares by $3.0 billion on October 21, 2020, and $2.0 billion on February 22, 2021. As of April 2, 2021, $4.4 billion remained available for repurchases under the existing repurchase authorization. There is no expiration date on this authorization. The timing of purchases will depend upon prevailing market conditions, alternative uses of capital, distributable reserves and other factors. We may limit or terminate the repurchase program at any time.
The following table sets forth information with respect to all repurchases of our ordinary shares made during the fiscal quarter ended April 2, 2021, including statutory tax withholdings related to vesting of employee equity awards (in millions, except average price paid per share):
Period
Total Number of Shares Repurchased(1)
Average Price Paid Per Share(1)
Total Number of Shares Repurchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs
Approximate Dollar Value of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs(1)
January 2, 2021 through January 29, 2021$60.75 2,904 
January 30, 2021 through February 26, 202169.48 4,572 
February 27, 2021 through April 2, 202174.56 4,441 
Total11 11 
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(1) Repurchase of shares including tax withholdings.
ITEM 3.DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

None.
ITEM 4.MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

Not applicable.
ITEM 5.OTHER INFORMATION

Not applicable.
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ITEM 6.EXHIBITS
Incorporated by Reference
Exhibit No. Description of ExhibitFormFile No.ExhibitFiling DateFiled Herewith
3.18-K001-315603.110/24/2016
3.210-K001-315603.28/20/2010
10.110-Q001-3156010.41/28/2021
10.210-Q001-3156010.51/28/2021
10.3X
31.1 X
31.2 X
32.1† X
101.INS Inline XBRL Instance Document.
101.SCH Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
101.CAL Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
101.LAB Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
101.PRE Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
101.DEFInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase.
104Inline XBRL Cover page and contained in Exhibit 101.
† The certifications attached as Exhibit 32.1 that accompany this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are not deemed filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and are not to be incorporated by reference into any filing of Seagate Technology plc under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, whether made before or after the date of this Form 10-Q, irrespective of any general incorporation language contained in such filing.
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

  SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
     
DATE:April 29, 2021 BY:/s/ Gianluca Romano
    Gianluca Romano
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

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