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NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal 2019

  • Record revenue of $3.21 billion, up 66 percent from a year ago
  • Record GAAP EPS of $1.98, up 151 percent from a year ago 
  • Record Datacenter revenue of $701 million, up 71 percent from a year earlier

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NVIDIA (NVDA) today reported record revenue for the first quarter ended April 29, 2018, of $3.21 billion, up 66 percent from $1.94 billion a year earlier, and up 10 percent from $2.91 billion in the previous quarter.

GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were a record $1.98, up 151 percent from $0.79 a year ago and up 11 percent from $1.78 in the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $2.05, also a record, up 141 percent from $0.85 a year earlier and up 19 percent from $1.72 in the previous quarter. 

“We had a strong quarter with growth across every platform,” said Jensen Huang, founder and chief executive officer of NVIDIA. “Our datacenter business achieved another record and gaming remained strong.

“At the heart of our opportunity is the incredible growth of computing demand of AI, just as traditional computing has slowed. The GPU computing approach we have pioneered is ideal for filling this vacuum. And our invention of the Tensor Core GPU has further enhanced our strong position to power the AI era,” he said.

Capital Return
During the first quarter of fiscal 2019, NVIDIA returned $746 million to shareholders through a combination of $655 million in share repurchases and $91 million in quarterly cash dividends.

For fiscal 2019, NVIDIA intends to return $1.25 billion to shareholders through ongoing quarterly cash dividends and share repurchases.

NVIDIA will pay its next quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share on June 15, 2018, to all shareholders of record on May 24, 2018.

Q1 Fiscal 2019 Summary

GAAP
($ in millions except earnings per share) Q1 FY19 Q4 FY18 Q1 FY18 Q/Q Y/Y
Revenue $3,207 $2,911 $1,937 Up 10% Up 66%
Gross margin 64.5% 61.9% 59.4% Up 260 bps Up 510 bps
Operating expenses $773 $728 $596 Up 6% Up 30%
Operating income $1,295 $1,073 $554 Up 21% Up 134%
Net income $1,244 $1,118 $507 Up 11% Up 145%
Diluted earnings per share $1.98 $1.78 $0.79 Up 11% Up 151%


Non-GAAP
($ in millions except earnings per share) Q1 FY19 Q4 FY18 Q1 FY18 Q/Q Y/Y
Revenue $3,207 $2,911 $1,937 Up 10% Up 66%
Gross margin 64.7% 62.1% 59.6% Up 260 bps Up 510 bps
Operating expenses $648 $607 $517 Up 7% Up 25%
Operating income $1,428 $1,202 $637 Up 19% Up 124%
Net income $1,285 $1,081 $533 Up 19% Up 141%
Diluted earnings per share $2.05 $1.72 $0.85 Up 19% Up 141%


NVIDIA’s outlook for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 is as follows:

  • Revenue is expected to be $3.10 billion, plus or minus two percent.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be 63.3 percent and 63.5 percent, respectively, plus or minus 50 basis points.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $810 million and $685 million, respectively. 
  • GAAP and non-GAAP other income and expense are both expected to be income of approximately $15 million.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates are both expected to be 11.0 percent, plus or minus one percent, excluding any discrete items. GAAP discrete items include excess tax benefits or deficiencies related to stock-based compensation, which are expected to generate variability on a quarter by quarter basis.

First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Highlights
During the first quarter, NVIDIA achieved progress in these areas: 

Gaming

  • Gaming revenue grew 68 percent from a year earlier to $1.72 billion.
  • Announced NVIDIA RTX™, a groundbreaking computer graphics technology that produces movie-quality images in real time.

Datacenter

  • Datacenter revenue grew 71 percent from a year earlier to a record $701 million.
  • Unveiled at the annual GPU Technology Conference, in San Jose, with nearly 8,500 registered attendees, advances to its deep learning computing platform – including NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 GPUs with 32GB memory, NVIDIA NVSwitch™ GPU interconnect fabric and NVIDIA DGX-2™, the first server with two petaflops of computational power.
  • Announced TensorRT 4™, the latest version of the TensorRT AI inference accelerator software, expanding its reach in the inference market by accelerating deep learning across a much broader range of applications.
  • Announced GPU acceleration for Kubernetes to facilitate enterprise inference deployment on multi-cloud GPU clusters.

Professional Visualization

  • Professional Visualization revenue grew 22 percent from a year earlier to $251 million.
  • Announced the Quadro® GV100 GPU with RTX technology, making real-time ray tracing possible on professional design and content creation applications. 

Automotive

  • Automotive revenue grew 4 percent from a year earlier to a record $145 million.
  • Introduced the NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation server with DRIVE Sim™ software, a complete system to safely test drive autonomous vehicles over billions of miles in virtual reality by leveraging NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus™.

New Platforms

  • Introduced Project Clara, a medical imaging supercomputer, to revolutionize medical imaging.
  • Announced the Isaac software development kit for robotics, offering a collection of libraries, drivers, APIs and other tools for researchers, developers and startups.
  • Announced that Arm will integrate the open-source NVIDIA Deep Learning Accelerator to bring AI inference to mobile, consumer electronics and Internet of Things devices.

CFO Commentary
Commentary on the quarter by Colette Kress, NVIDIA’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, is available at http://investor.nvidia.com/.

Conference Call and Webcast Information
NVIDIA will conduct a conference call with analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter fiscal 2019 financial results and current financial prospects today at 2 p.m. Pacific time (5 p.m. Eastern time). To listen to the conference call, dial (877) 223-3864 in the United States or (574) 990-1377 internationally, and provide the following conference ID: 2387419. A live webcast (listen-only mode) of the conference call will be accessible at NVIDIA’s investor relations website, http://investor.nvidia.com, and at www.streetevents.com. The webcast will be recorded and available for replay until NVIDIA’s conference call to discuss its financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2019.

Non-GAAP Measures
To supplement NVIDIA’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets presented in accordance with GAAP, the company uses non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP other income (expense), non-GAAP income tax expense, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income, or earnings, per diluted share, non-GAAP diluted shares, and free cash flow. In order for NVIDIA’s investors to be better able to compare its current results with those of previous periods, the company has shown a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures. These reconciliations adjust the related GAAP financial measures to exclude stock-based compensation expense, legal settlement costs, acquisition-related costs, contributions, gains from non-affiliated investments, interest expense related to amortization of debt discount, debt-related costs, the associated tax impact of these items, where applicable, and the provisional tax benefit from income tax reform. Weighted average shares used in the non-GAAP diluted net income per share computation includes the anti-dilution impact of our Note Hedge. Free cash flow is calculated as GAAP net cash provided by operating activities less purchases of property and equipment and intangible assets. NVIDIA believes the presentation of its non-GAAP financial measures enhances the user’s overall understanding of the company’s historical financial performance. The presentation of the company’s non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the company’s financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, and the company’s non-GAAP measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

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 NVIDIA CORPORATION 
  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME 
 (In millions, except per share data) 
 (Unaudited) 
           
           
       Three Months Ended 
      April 29,   April 30,
       2018     2017 
           
Revenue $   3,207     $   1,937  
Cost of revenue      1,139         787  
Gross profit     2,068         1,150  
Operating expenses      
  Research and development      542         411  
  Sales, general and administrative     231         185  
    Total operating expenses     773         596  
Income from operations     1,295         554  
  Interest income     25         16  
  Interest expense     (15 )       (16 )
  Other, net     6         (18 )
    Total other income (expense)     16         (18 )
Income before income tax     1,311         536  
Income tax expense     67         29  
Net income $   1,244     $   507  
           
Net income per share:      
  Basic $   2.05     $   0.86  
  Diluted $   1.98     $   0.79  
           
Weighted average shares used in per share computation:      
  Basic     606         592  
  Diluted     627         641  
           

 

NVIDIA CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
               
               
        April 29,
  January 28,
         2018    2018
ASSETS          
               
Current assets:          
  Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities   $   7,300     $   7,108  
  Accounts receivable, net       1,220         1,265  
  Inventories       797         796  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets       131         86  
    Total current assets       9,448         9,255  
               
Property and equipment, net       1,066         997  
Goodwill       618         618  
Intangible assets, net       55         52  
Other assets        273         319  
    Total assets   $   11,460     $   11,241  
               
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
               
Current liabilities:          
  Accounts payable   $   623     $   596  
  Accrued and other current liabilities       469         542  
  Convertible short-term debt       14         15  
    Total current liabilities       1,106         1,153  
               
Long-term debt       1,986         1,985  
Other long-term liabilities       651         632  
    Total liabilities       3,743         3,770  
               
Shareholders' equity       7,717         7,471  
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $   11,460     $   11,241  
               

 

 NVIDIA CORPORATION 
 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES 
 (In millions, except per share data) 
 (Unaudited) 
               
       Three Months Ended 
      April 29,   January 28,   April 30,
       2018     2018     2017 
               
GAAP gross profit   $   2,068     $   1,801     $   1,150  
  GAAP gross margin   64.5 %     61.9 %     59.4 %
  Stock-based compensation expense (A)     8         7         4  
  Legal settlement costs     -          1         -   
Non-GAAP gross profit $   2,076     $   1,809     $   1,154  
  Non-GAAP gross margin   64.7 %     62.1 %     59.6 %
               
GAAP operating expenses $   773     $   728     $   596  
  Stock-based compensation expense (A)       (121 )       (119 )       (73 )
  Acquisition-related costs (B)     (2 )       (2 )       (4 )
  Legal settlement costs     (2 )       -          -   
  Contributions       -          -          (2 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses $   648     $   607     $   517  
               
GAAP income from operations $   1,295     $   1,073     $   554  
  Total impact of non-GAAP adjustments to income from operations     133         129         83  
Non-GAAP income from operations $   1,428     $   1,202     $   637  
               
GAAP other income (expense) $   16     $   5     $   (18 )
  Gains from non-affiliated investments (C)     (6 )       (2 )       -   
  Interest expense related to amortization of debt discount     1         -          2  
  Debt-related costs (D)     -          2         14  
Non-GAAP other income (expense)  $   11     $   5     $   (2 )
               
GAAP net income   $   1,244     $   1,118     $   507  
  Total pre-tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments     128         129         99  
  Income tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments (E)     (87 )       (33 )       (73 )
  Provisional tax benefit from income tax reform     -          (133 )       -   
Non-GAAP net income  $   1,285     $   1,081     $   533  
               
Diluted net income per share          
  GAAP   $   1.98     $   1.78     $   0.79  
  Non-GAAP    $   2.05     $   1.72     $   0.85  
               
Weighted average shares used in diluted net income per share computation          
  GAAP       627         628         641  
  Anti-dilution impact from note hedge (F)       (1 )       (1 )       (14 )
  Non-GAAP        626         627         627  
               
GAAP net cash provided by operating activities $   1,445     $   1,358     $   282  
  Purchase of property and equipment and intangible assets     (118 )       (416 )       (53 )
Free cash flow   $   1,327     $   942     $   229  
               
 
               
(A) Stock-based compensation consists of the following: Three Months Ended
      April 29,   January 28,   April 30,
       2018     2018    2017
  Cost of revenue   $   8     $   7     $   4  
  Research and development   $   74     $   73     $   41  
  Sales, general and administrative   $   47     $   46     $   31  
               
(B) Consists of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and compensation charges.
               
(C) Consists of realized and unrealized gains from non-affiliated investments.
               
(D) Consists of loss on early debt conversions and termination of interest rate swap.
               
(E) Income tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments, including the recognition of excess tax benefits or deficiencies related to stock-based compensation under GAAP accounting standard (ASU 2016-09).
               
(F) Represents the number of shares that would be delivered upon conversion of the currently outstanding 1.00% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2018. Under GAAP, shares delivered in hedge transactions are not considered offsetting shares in the fully diluted share calculation until actually delivered. 
               

 

 NVIDIA CORPORATION 
 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP OUTLOOK 
     
 
     Q2 FY2019 Outlook 
     
GAAP gross margin   63.3 %
  Impact of stock-based compensation expense   0.2 %
Non-GAAP gross margin   63.5 %
     
     Q2 FY2019 Outlook 
    (In millions)
     
GAAP operating expenses $   810  
  Stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related costs, and other costs     (125 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses $   685  
     


About NVIDIA
NVIDIA’s (NVDA) invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. More information at http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/.  

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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: NVIDIA’s opportunities based on the growth of computing demand for AI;  NVIDIA’s GPU computing approach being ideal for filling a vacuum as traditional computing has slowed; NVIDIA’s invention of the Tensor Core GPU enhancing its strong position to power the AI era; NVIDIA’s intended capital return for fiscal 2019; NVIDIA’s next quarterly cash dividend; NVIDIA’s financial outlook for the second quarter of fiscal 2019; NVIDIA’s expected tax rates for the second quarter of fiscal 2019; our expectation to generate variability from excess tax benefits or deficiencies related to stock-based compensation; the benefits and impacts of advances in our deep learning platform including NVIDIA Tesla V100, NVIDIA NVSwitch, and NVIDIA DGX-2, the latest version of our TensorRT software and the expansion of NVIDIA in the inference market, our work with Kubernetes to facilitate enterprise inference deployment, Project Clara to revolutionize medical imaging, Arm integrating NVIDIA Deep Learning Accelerator and bringing inference to devices, and the offerings of the Isaac software development kit; and the benefits, impacts and performance of NVIDIA RTX, Quadro GV100 GPU making real-time ray tracing possible, and NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation server with DRIVE Sim software to safely test drive autonomous vehicles are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners’ products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2018. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company’s website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

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