NVIDIA today reported record revenue for the fourth quarter ended January 31, 2016, of $1.40 billion, up 12 percent from $1.25 billion a year earlier, and up 7 percent from $1.30 billion in the previous quarter.

  • Record quarterly revenue of $1.40 billion, up 12 percent from a year earlier
  • Record full-year revenue of $5.01 billion, up 7 percent from fiscal 2015
  • Growth across all market platforms - Gaming, Professional Visualization, Datacenter, Automotive
  • Sharply growing customer engagements in deep learning

Revenue for fiscal 2016 was a record $5.01 billion, up 7 percent from $4.68 billion a year earlier.

GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.35, inclusive of a restructuring charge of $0.04 per diluted share. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.52, up 21 percent from $0.43 a year earlier and up 13 percent from $0.46 in the previous quarter.

GAAP earnings per diluted share for the full year were $1.08, inclusive of restructuring charges of $0.15 per diluted share. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.67, up 18 percent from $1.42 a year earlier.

"We had another record quarter, capping a record year," said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer, NVIDIA. "Our strategy is to create specialized accelerated computing platforms for large growth markets that demand the 10x boost in performance we offer. Each platform leverages our focused investment in building the world's most advanced GPU technology.

"NVIDIA is at the center of four exciting growth opportunities -- PC gaming, VR, deep learning, and self-driving cars. We are especially excited about deep learning, a breakthrough in artificial intelligence algorithms that takes advantage of our GPU's ability to process data simultaneously.

"Deep learning is a new computing model that teaches computers to find patterns and make predictions, extracting powerful insights from massive quantities of data. We are working with thousands of companies that are applying the power of deep learning in fields ranging from life sciences and financial services to the Internet of Things," he said.

Capital Return
During the fourth quarter, NVIDIA paid $62 million in cash dividends and received 4.3 million shares in connection with an accelerated share repurchase agreement that it had entered into in the quarter. During fiscal 2016, the company returned to shareholders $800 million in quarterly cash dividends and share repurchases.

For fiscal 2017, NVIDIA intends to return approximately $1.0 billion to shareholders through ongoing quarterly cash dividends and share repurchases.

NVIDIA will pay its next quarterly cash dividend of $0.115 per share on March 23, 2016, to all shareholders of record on March 2, 2016.

Q4 FY2016 Summary

 
GAAP
($ in millions except earnings per share)   Q4 FY16   Q3 FY16   Q4 FY15   Q/Q   Y/Y
Revenue   $1,401   $1,305   $1,251   up 7%   up 12%
Gross margin   56.5%   56.3%   55.9%   up 20 bps   up 60 bps
Operating expenses   $539   $489   $468   up 10%   up 15%
Operating income   $252   $245   $231   up 3%   up 9%
Net income   $207   $246   $193   down 16%   up 7%
Diluted earnings per share   $0.35   $0.44   $0.35   down 20%   --
                     
 
Non-GAAP
($ in millions except earnings per share)   Q4 FY16   Q3 FY16   Q4 FY15   Q/Q   Y/Y
Revenue   $1,401   $1,305   $1,251   up 7%   up 12%
Gross margin   57.2%   56.5%   56.2%   up 70 bps   up 100 bps
Operating expenses   $445   $430   $420   up 3%   up 6%
Operating income   $356   $308   $283   up 16%   up 26%
Net income   $297   $255   $241   up 16%   up 23%
Diluted earnings per share   $0.52   $0.46   $0.43   up 13%   up 21%
                     
 

FY2016 Summary 

GAAP
($ in millions except earnings per share)   FY16   FY15   Y/Y
Revenue   $5,010   $4,682   up 7%
Gross margin   56.1%   55.5%   up 60 bps
Operating expenses   $2,064   $1,840   up 12%
Operating income   $747   $759   down 2%
Net income   $614   $631   down 3%
Diluted earnings per share   $1.08   $1.12   down 4%
             
 
Non-GAAP
($ in millions except earnings per share)   FY16   FY15   Y/Y
Revenue   $5,010   $4,682   up 7%
Gross margin   56.8%   55.8%   up 100 bps
Operating expenses   $1,721   $1,657   up 4%
Operating income   $1,125   $954   up 18%
Net income   $929   $801   up 16%
Diluted earnings per share   $1.67   $1.42   up 18%
             

NVIDIA's outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 is as follows:

  • Revenue is expected to be $1.26 billion, plus or minus two percent.
     
  • GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be 57.2 percent and 57.5 percent, respectively, plus or minus 50 basis points.
     
  • GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $500 million. Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $445 million.
     
  • GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 are both expected to be 19 percent, plus or minus one percent.
     
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $35 million to $45 million.
     

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2016 Highlights
During the fourth quarter, NVIDIA achieved progress in each of its platforms.

Gaming:

  • Announced the GeForce® GTX VR Ready program -- in conjunction with PC companies, notebook makers and add-in card providers - to help users discover systems that will provide great virtual reality experiences.
     
  • Released NVIDIA GameWorks™ VR, a software development kit for developers of VR software and headsets for gaming.
     

Professional Visualization:

Datacenter:

  • Introduced an end-to-end hyperscale datacenter deep learning platform -- consisting of two accelerators, the NVIDIA Tesla® M40 and NVIDIA Tesla M4 -- that lets web-services companies accelerate deep learning workloads.
     
  • Revealed new breakthroughs from leading web-services groups using NVIDIA GPUs:
    • Facebook is using the NVIDIA Tesla accelerated computing platform to power Big Sur, its next-generation computing system for machine learning applications.
    • Alibaba's AliCloud cloud computing business is working with NVIDIA to promote China's first GPU-accelerated, cloud-based, high performance computing platform.
    • IBM is adding support for NVIDIA GPU accelerators to its Watson cognitive computing platform.
    • Google is open-sourcing its TensorFlow deep-learning framework, which can be accelerated on GPUs.
    • Microsoft's Computational Network Toolkit was integrated with Azure GPU Lab, enabling neural nets for speech recognition that are up to 10x faster than their predecessors.

Auto:

  • Launched NVIDIA DRIVE™ PX 2, a powerful engine for in-vehicle artificial intelligence.
     
  • Announced that Volvo will use DRIVE PX 2 to power a fleet of 100 Volvo XC90 SUVs that will appear on the road next year in the car manufacturer's Drive Me autonomous-car pilot program.
     

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 fourth quarter and fiscal 2016 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 (212) 231-2927; no password is required. 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 the company's conference call to discuss its financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2017.

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 operating income, non-GAAP other income (expense), net, non-GAAP income tax expense, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income, or earnings, per diluted share, non-GAAP diluted shares, per diluted share impact of restructuring and other charges, 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, product warranty charge, acquisition-related costs, restructuring and other charges, gains and losses from non-affiliated investments, interest expense related to amortization of debt discount, and the associated tax impact of these items, where applicable. Weighted average shares used in the non-GAAP diluted net income per share computation includes the anti-dilution impact of the company's Note Hedge. Per diluted share impact of restructuring and other charges is calculated as restructuring and other charges, net of income tax, divided by GAAP diluted shares. 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 its 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     Twelve Months Ended  
    January 31,     January 25,     January 31,     January 25,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
                                 
Revenue   $ 1,401     $ 1,251     $ 5,010     $ 4,682  
Cost of revenue     610       552       2,199       2,083  
Gross profit     791       699       2,811       2,599  
Operating expenses                                
  Research and development     344       348       1,331       1,360  
  Sales, general and administrative     161       120       602       480  
  Restructuring and other charges     34       -       131       -  
    Total operating expenses     539       468       2,064       1,840  
Operating income     252       231       747       759  
  Interest income     11       8       39       28  
  Interest expense     (12 )     (12 )     (47 )     (46 )
  Other income, net     2       1       4       14  
Income before income tax expense     253       228       743       755  
Income tax expense     46       35       129       124  
Net income   $ 207     $ 193     $ 614     $ 631  
                                 
Net income per share:                                
  Basic   $ 0.38     $ 0.35     $ 1.13     $ 1.14  
  Diluted   $ 0.35     $ 0.35     $ 1.08     $ 1.12  
                                 
Weighted average shares used in per share computation:                                
  Basic     539       544       543       552  
  Diluted     593       557       569       563  
                                   
 
NVIDIA CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
         
         
    January 31,   January 25,
    2016   2015
ASSETS            
             
Current assets:            
  Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities   $ 5,037   $ 4,623
  Accounts receivable, net     505     474
  Inventories     418     483
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     93     133
    Total current assets     6,053     5,713
             
Property and equipment, net     466     557
Goodwill     618     618
Intangible assets, net     166     222
Other assets     67     91
    Total assets   $ 7,370   $ 7,201
             
LIABILITIES, CONVERTIBLE DEBT CONVERSION OBLIGATION AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
             
Current liabilities:            
  Accounts payable   $ 296   $ 293
  Accrued and other current liabilities     642     603
  Convertible short-term debt     1,413     -
    Total current liabilities     2,351     896
             
Convertible long-term debt     -     1,384
Other long-term liabilities     453     489
Capital lease obligations, long-term     10     14
    Total liabilities     2,814     2,783
             
Convertible debt conversion obligation     87     -
             
Shareholders' equity     4,469     4,418
    Total liabilities, convertible debt conversion obligation and shareholders' equity   $ 7,370   $ 7,201
                 
   
NVIDIA CORPORATION  
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES  
(In millions, except per share data)  
(Unaudited)  
                   
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended  
 
 
  Jan. 31,
2016
 
 
Oct. 25,
2015
 
 
Jan. 25,
2015
 
 
Jan. 31,
2016
 
 
Jan. 25,
2015
 
 
                                 
GAAP gross profit   $ 791   $ 734   $ 699   $ 2,811   $ 2,599  
  GAAP gross margin     56.5 %   56.3 %   55.9 %   56.1 %   55.5 %
  Stock-based compensation expense (A)     5     4     4     15     12  
  Product warranty charge (B)     5     -     -     20     -  
Non-GAAP gross profit   $ 801   $ 738   $ 703   $ 2,846   $ 2,611  
  Non-GAAP gross margin     57.2 %   56.5 %   56.2 %   56.8 %   55.8 %
                                 
GAAP operating expenses   $ 539   $ 489   $ 468   $ 2,064   $ 1,840  
  Stock-based compensation expense (A)     (56 )   (47 )   (39 )   (190 )   (146 )
  Acquisition-related costs (C)     (4 )   (4 )   (9 )   (22 )   (37 )
  Restructuring and other charges     (34 )   (8 )   -     (131 )   -  
Non-GAAP operating expenses   $ 445   $ 430   $ 420   $ 1,721   $ 1,657  
                                 
GAAP operating income   $ 252   $ 245   $ 231   $ 747   $ 759  
  Total impact of non-GAAP adjustments to operating income     104     63     52     378     195  
Non-GAAP operating income   $ 356   $ 308   $ 283   $ 1,125   $ 954  
                                 
GAAP other income (expense), net   $ 1   $ -   $ (3 ) $ (4 ) $ (4 )
  Gains from non-affiliated investments     -     (4 )   -     (5 )   (15 )
  Interest expense related to amortization of debt discount     7     7     7     29     28  
Non-GAAP other income, net   $ 8   $ 3   $ 4   $ 20   $ 9  
                                 
GAAP net income   $ 207   $ 246   $ 193   $ 614   $ 631  
  Total pre-tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments     111     66     59     402     208  
  Income tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments     (21 )   (57 )   (11 )   (87 )   (38 )
Non-GAAP net income   $ 297   $ 255   $ 241   $ 929   $ 801  
                                 
Diluted net income per share                                
  GAAP   $ 0.35   $ 0.44   $ 0.35   $ 1.08   $ 1.12  
  Non-GAAP   $ 0.52   $ 0.46   $ 0.43   $ 1.67   $ 1.42  
                                 
Weighted average shares used in diluted net income per share computation                                
  GAAP     593     565     557     569     563  
  Anti-dilution impact from note hedge (D)     (26 )   (10 )   -     (13 )   -  
  Non-GAAP     567     555     557     556     563  
                                 
Metrics:                                
  Restructuring and other charges   $ 34   $ 8   $ -   $ 131   $ -  
    Income tax impact of restructuring and other charges     (9 )   (50 )   -     (45 )   -  
  Restructuring and other charges, net of income tax   $ 25   $ (42 ) $ -   $ 86   $ -  
  GAAP diluted shares     593     565     -     569     -  
  Per diluted share impact of restructuring and other charges   $ 0.04   $ (0.07 ) $ -   $ 0.15   $ -  
                                 
  GAAP net cash provided by operating activities   $ 510   $ 255   $ 443   $ 1,175   $ 906  
  Purchase of property and equipment and intangible assets     (15 )   (16 )   (31 )   (86 )   (123 )
  Free cash flow   $ 495   $ 239   $ 412   $ 1,089   $ 783  
                                 
(A) Excludes stock-based compensation as follows:   Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended  
 
 
 
 
Jan. 31,
2016
 
 
Oct. 25,
2015
 
 
Jan. 25,
2015
 
 
Jan. 31,
2016
 
 
Jan. 25,
2015
 
 
  Cost of revenue   $ 5   $ 4   $ 4   $ 15   $ 12  
  Research and development   $ 33   $ 28   $ 23   $ 115   $ 88  
  Sales, general and administrative   $ 22   $ 19   $ 15   $ 74   $ 57  
                                 
(B) Represents warranty charge associated with a product recall.  
                                 
(C) Consists of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, transaction costs, compensation charges, and other credits related to acquisitions.  
                                 
(D) Represents the number of shares that would be delivered upon conversion of the currently outstanding 1.00% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2018. Under U.S. 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  
       
   
    Q1 FY2017 Outlook  
         
GAAP gross margin     57.2 %
  Impact of stock-based compensation     0.3 %
Non-GAAP gross margin     57.5 %
         
         
    Q1 FY2017 Outlook  
    (In millions)  
         
GAAP operating expenses   $ 500  
  Stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related costs     (55 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses   $ 445  
         

About NVIDIA
Since 1993, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has pioneered the art and science of visual computing. With a singular focus on this field, the company offers specialized platforms for the gaming, professional visualization, datacenter and automotive markets. Its products, services and software power amazing new experiences in virtual reality, artificial intelligence and autonomous cars. More information at http://nvidianews.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to statements as to: the company's strategy of creating specialized accelerated computing platforms for large growth markets; the 10x boost in performance the company offers; the company being at the center of four exciting growth opportunities; the impact of deep learning; the company's intended fiscal 2017 capital return; the company's next quarterly cash dividend; the company's financial outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2017; the company's tax rates for the first quarter of fiscal 2017; the impact of the GeForce GTX VR Ready program; the benefits of NVIDIA Iray plugins; the impact of the company's hyperscale datacenter deep learning platform; breakthroughs from web-services groups leveraging NVIDIA GPUs and Volvo's use of DRIVE PX 2 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-Q for the fiscal period ended October 25, 2015. 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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