• 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 (NASDAQ: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

($ in millions except earnings per share)Q1 FY19Q4 FY18Q1 FY18Q/QY/Y
Revenue$3,207$2,911$1,937Up 10%Up 66%
Gross margin64.5%61.9%59.4%Up 260 bpsUp 510 bps
Operating expenses$773$728$596Up 6%Up 30%
Operating income$1,295$1,073$554Up 21%Up 134%
Net income$1,244$1,118$507Up 11%Up 145%
Diluted earnings per share$1.98$1.78$0.79Up 11%Up 151%

($ in millions except earnings per share)Q1 FY19Q4 FY18Q1 FY18Q/QY/Y
Revenue$3,207$2,911$1,937Up 10%Up 66%
Gross margin64.7%62.1%59.6%Up 260 bpsUp 510 bps
Operating expenses$648$607$517Up 7%Up 25%
Operating income$1,428$1,202$637Up 19%Up 124%
Net income$1,285$1,081$533Up 19%Up 141%
Diluted earnings per share$2.05$1.72$0.85Up 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 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 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 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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 (In millions, except per share data) 
    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 


(In millions)
    April 29,
 January 28,
     2018  2018
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 
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 


 (In millions, except per share data) 
    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. 


   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 

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 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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