NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal 2020

May 16, 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 16, 2019 — NVIDIA today reported revenue for the first quarter ended April 28, 2019, of $2.22 billion compared with $3.21 billion a year earlier and $2.21 billion in the previous quarter.

GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.64, compared with $1.98 a year ago and $0.92 in the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.88 compared with $2.05 a year earlier and $0.80 in the previous quarter.

“NVIDIA is back on an upward trajectory,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “We’ve returned to growth in gaming, with nearly 100 new GeForce Max-Q laptops shipping. And NVIDIA RTX has gained broad industry support, making ray tracing the standard for next-generation gaming.

“Despite the near-term pause in demand from hyperscale customers, the application of AI continues to accelerate. AI adoption is accelerating in the world’s largest industries, moving beyond the cloud to the edge where AI processing has to be instantaneous.  We’re excited about our pending acquisition of Mellanox, which will help us drive data center architecture for high performance computing and AI from the cloud to the edge,” he said.

Capital Return

As previously communicated, NVIDIA intends to return $3.00 billion to shareholders by the end of fiscal 2020, including $700 million in share repurchases made during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. In the first quarter of fiscal 2020, the company returned $97 million in quarterly cash dividends.

NVIDIA will pay its next quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share on June 21, 2019, to all shareholders of record on May 31, 2019.

Q1 Fiscal 2020 Summary

GAAP
($ in millions, except earnings per share) Q1 FY20 Q4 FY19 Q1 FY19 Q/Q Y/Y
Revenue $2,220 $2,205 $3,207 Up 1% Down 31%
Gross margin  58.4%  54.7%  64.5% Up 370 bps Down 610 bps
Operating expenses $938 $913 $773 Up 3% Up 21%
Operating income $358 $294 $1,295 Up 22% Down 72%
Net income $394 $567 $1,244 Down 31% Down 68%
Diluted earnings per share $0.64 $0.92 $1.98 Down 30% Down 68%
Non-GAAP
($ in millions, except earnings per share) Q1 FY20 Q4 FY19 Q1 FY19 Q/Q Y/Y
Revenue $2,220 $2,205 $3,207 Up 1% Down 31%
Gross margin 59.0% 56.0% 64.7% Up 300 bps Down 570 bps
Operating expenses $753 $755 $648 Up 16%
Operating income $557 $479 $1,428 Up 16% Down 61%
Net income $543 $496 $1,285 Up 9% Down 58%
Diluted earnings per share $0.88 $0.80 $2.05 Up 10% Down 57%

NVIDIA’s outlook for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 is as follows:

  • Revenue is expected to be $2.55 billion, plus or minus 2 percent.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be 59.2 percent and 59.5 percent, respectively, plus or minus 50 basis points.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $985 million and $765 million, respectively.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP other income and expense are both expected to be income of approximately $27 million.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates are both expected to be 10 percent, plus or minus 1 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.

Highlights

During the quarter, NVIDIA announced that it reached a definitive agreement to acquire Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. for $125 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $6.9 billion. Once complete, the combination is expected to be immediately accretive to NVIDIA’s non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP earnings per share, and free cash flow. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the calendar year.

Since the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, NVIDIA has achieved progress in these areas:

Data Center

Gaming

Professional Visualization

Automotive

Edge Computing

CFO Commentary

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

Conference Call and Webcast Information

NVIDIA will conduct a conference call with analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter fiscal 2020 financial results and current financial prospects today at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time (5:30 p.m. Eastern time). A live webcast (listen-only mode) of the conference call will be accessible at NVIDIA’s investor relations website, https://investor.nvidia.com/home/default.aspx. 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 2020.


Source: NVIDIA

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