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Author: StevnFool Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 214602  
Subject: Re: OT: STX and WDC Date: 7/31/2012 9:05 AM
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Jim,

The historical data I get from www . advfn . com is:

Year	EPS
	
2002/06	0.36
2003/06	1.36
2004/06	1.06
2005/06	1.41
2006/06	1.60
2007/06	1.56
2008/06	2.36
2009/06	-6.32
2010/06	3.14
2011/06	1.09

If you sum these 10 years, you get a total EPS of 7.62 or 0.762 average 
per year for the last 10 full years (I never like these big bath losses
they can be used to make subsequent years look better).

Price at close yesterday was $30.43 or 40 times this number.

The numbers for this year and estimates for next year look a lot better
but if the business is so good, why did it return so little over the last
10 years?

StevnFool
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