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NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal 2020

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) 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

($ in millions, except earnings per share)Q1 FY20Q4 FY19Q1 FY19Q/QY/Y
Revenue$2,220$2,205$3,207Up 1%Down 31%
Gross margin 58.4% 54.7% 64.5%Up 370 bpsDown 610 bps
Operating expenses$938$913$773Up 3%Up 21%
Operating income$358$294$1,295Up 22%Down 72%
Net income$394$567$1,244Down 31%Down 68%
Diluted earnings per share$0.64$0.92$1.98Down 30%Down 68%

($ in millions, except earnings per share)Q1 FY20Q4 FY19Q1 FY19Q/QY/Y
Revenue$2,220$2,205$3,207Up 1%Down 31%
Gross margin59.0%56.0%64.7%Up 300 bpsDown 570 bps
Operating expenses$753$755$648--Up 16%
Operating income$557$479$1,428Up 16%Down 61%
Net income$543$496$1,285Up 9%Down 58%
Diluted earnings per share$0.88$0.80$2.05Up 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.


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


Professional Visualization


Edge Computing

CFO Commentary

Commentary on the quarter by Colette Kress, NVIDIA’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, is available at

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, 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.

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 and other costs, gains from non-affiliated investments, interest expense related to amortization of debt discount, the associated tax impact of these items, where applicable, and the 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 purchase 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.

(In millions, except per share data)
    Three Months Ended 
   April 28, April 29,
   2019 2018
Revenue$2,220  $3,207 
Cost of revenue 924   1,139 
Gross profit 1,296   2,068 
Operating expenses   
 Research and development 674   542 
 Sales, general and administrative 264   231 
  Total operating expenses 938   773 
Income from operations 358   1,295 
 Interest income 44   25 
 Interest expense (13)  (15)
 Other, net -   6 
  Total other income (expense) 31   16 
Income before income tax 389   1,311 
Income tax expense (benefit) (5)  67 
Net income$394  $1,244 
Net income per share:   
 Basic$0.65  $2.05 
 Diluted$0.64  $1.98 
Weighted average shares used in per share computation:   
 Basic 607   606 
 Diluted 616   627 


(In millions)
   April 28, January 27,
   2019 2019
Current assets:   
 Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities$7,802 $7,422
 Accounts receivable, net 1,242  1,424
 Inventories 1,426  1,575
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 159  136
  Total current assets 10,629  10,557
Property and equipment, net 1,473  1,404
Operating lease assets 536  -
Goodwill 618  618
Intangible assets, net 54  45
Deferred income tax assets 601  560
Other assets 110  108
  Total assets$14,021 $13,292
Current liabilities:   
 Accounts payable$368 $511
 Accrued and other current liabilities 815  818
  Total current liabilities 1,183  1,329
Long-term debt 1,988  1,988
Long-term operating lease liabilities 486  -
Other long-term liabilities 660  633
  Total liabilities 4,317  3,950
Shareholders' equity 9,704  9,342
  Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$14,021 $13,292


 (In millions, except per share data)
    Three Months Ended 
   April 28, January 27, April 29,
   2019 2019 2018
 GAAP gross profit$1,296  $1,207  $2,068 
   GAAP gross margin 58.4%   54.7%   64.5% 
  Stock-based compensation expense (A) 4   6   8 
  Legal settlement costs 10   21   - 
 Non-GAAP gross profit$1,310  $1,234  $2,076 
   Non-GAAP gross margin 59.0%   56.0%   64.7% 
 GAAP operating expenses$938  $913  $773 
  Stock-based compensation expense (A) (174)  (150)  (121)
  Acquisition-related and other costs (10)  (1)  (2)
  Legal settlement costs (1)  (7)  (2)
 Non-GAAP operating expenses$753  $755  $648 
 GAAP income from operations$358  $294  $1,295 
  Total impact of non-GAAP adjustments to income from operations 199   185   133 
 Non-GAAP income from operations$557  $479  $1,428 
 GAAP other income (expense)$31  $30  $16 
  Gains from non-affiliated investments -   (1)  (6)
  Interest expense related to amortization of debt discount -   -   1 
 Non-GAAP other income (expense)$31  $29  $11 
 GAAP net income$394  $567  $1,244 
  Total pre-tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments 199   184   128 
  Income tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments (B) (50)  (25)  (87)
  Tax benefit from income tax reform -   (230)  - 
 Non-GAAP net income$543  $496  $1,285 
 Diluted net income per share     
  GAAP$0.64  $0.92  $1.98 
  Non-GAAP$0.88  $0.80  $2.05 
 Weighted average shares used in diluted net income per share computation     
  GAAP 616   619   627 
  Anti-dilution impact from note hedge -   -   (1)
  Non-GAAP 616   619   626 
 GAAP net cash provided by operating activities$720  $898  $1,445 
  Purchase of property and equipment and intangible assets (128)  (203)  (118)
 Free cash flow$592  $695  $1,327 
 (A) Stock-based compensation consists of the following:Three Months Ended
   April 28, January 27, April 29,
    2019   2019   2018 
  Cost of revenue$4  $6  $8 
  Research and development$114  $99  $74 
  Sales, general and administrative$60  $51  $47 
 (B) 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).


   Q2 FY2020
GAAP gross margin 59.2%
 Impact of stock-based compensation expense 0.3%
Non-GAAP gross margin 59.5%
   Q2 FY2020
  (In millions)
GAAP operating expenses$985 
 Stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related costs, and other costs (220)
Non-GAAP operating expenses$765 


NVIDIA’s (NASDAQ: 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

For further information, contact:

Simona Jankowski Robert Sherbin
Investor Relations Corporate Communications
NVIDIA Corporation NVIDIA Corporation

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: NVIDIA being back on an upward trajectory; NVIDIA returning to growth in gaming with nearly 100 new GeForce Max-Q laptops shipping; NVIDIA RTX graphics gaining broad industry support, making ray tracing the standard for next-generation gaming; the near term pause in demand from hyperscale customers; AI continuing to accelerate AI adoption accelerating in the world’s largest industries moving beyond the cloud to edge and it needing to be instantaneous; NVIDIA’s excitement about the acquisition of Mellanox and it helping to drive the data center architecture for high-performance computing and AI from the cloud to the edge; NVIDIA’s intended capital return through the end of fiscal 2020; NVIDIA’s next quarterly cash dividend; NVIDIA’s financial outlook for the second quarter of fiscal 2020; NVIDIA’s expected tax rates for the second quarter of fiscal 2020; our expectation to generate variability from excess tax benefits or deficiencies; the expected accretive financial impact of the Mellanox transaction; the expected closing date of the Mellanox acquisition; the performance, benefits and abilities of our products; the availability of NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs, NVIDIA Drive Constellation and NVIDIA Isaac SDK; our partnership with top global system builders to create powerful data-science workstations; our partnership with the American College of Radiology enabling its members to create and use AI for diagnostic radiology;  the introduction of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660 and GTX 1650 and its performance and impact; the number of gaming laptop models using Turing GPUs;  the expanded adoption of NVIDIA RTX ray-tracing technology by the world’s top 3D providers; NVIDIA Omniverse platform simplifying creative workflows for content creation; our partnership with Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development to develop, train and validate self-driving vehicles; NVIDIA DRIVE AV Safety Force Field enabling safe, comfortable driving experiences; Jetson Nano making it possible to create millions of small, low-cost, low-power devices; our partnership with AWS IoT Greengrass to enable customers to deploy AI and deep learning to millions of connected devices; NVIDIA Jetson AI supporting Amazon Web Services RoboMaker; and our collaboration with Microsoft to make cities smarter 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 most recent reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. 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.

© 2019 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, CUDA-X AI, GeForce, GeForce GTX, Jetson, Jetson Nano, NVIDIA AGX, NVIDIA Clara, NVIDIA DRIVE, NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation, NVIDIA Isaac SDK, NVIDIA Omniverse, NVIDIA RTX, Quadro and Quadro RTX are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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