NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2020

Thursday, August 15, 2019

NVIDIA today reported revenue for the second quarter ended July 28, 2019, of $2.58 billion compared with $3.12 billion a year earlier and $2.22 billion in the previous quarter.

GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.90, compared with $1.76 a year ago and $0.64 in the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.24 compared with $1.94 a year earlier and $0.88 in the previous quarter.

“We achieved sequential growth across our platforms,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Real-time ray tracing is the most important graphics innovation in a decade. Adoption has reached a tipping point, with NVIDIA RTX leading the way.

“NVIDIA accelerated computing momentum continues to build as the industry races to enable the next frontier in artificial intelligence, conversational AI, as well as autonomous systems like self-driving vehicles and delivery robots,” he said.

NVIDIA will pay its next quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share on September 20, 2019, to all shareholders of record on August 29, 2019. The first priority for the company’s cash balance is the purchase of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. The company will return to repurchasing its stock after the close of the Mellanox acquisition. The regulatory approval process for this acquisition is progressing as expected, and NVIDIA continues to work toward closing the deal by the end of this calendar year.

Q2 Fiscal 2020 Summary

GAAP
($ in millions, except earnings per share) Q2 FY20 Q1 FY20 Q2 FY19 Q/Q Y/Y
Revenue $2,579 $2,220 $3,123 Up 16% Down 17%
Gross margin 59.8% 58.4% 63.3% Up 140 bps Down 350 bps
Operating expenses $970 $938 $818 Up 3% Up 19%
Operating income $571 $358 $1,157 Up 59% Down 51%
Net income $552 $394 $1,101 Up 40% Down 50%
Diluted earnings per share $0.90 $0.64 $1.76 Up 41% Down 49%

 

Non-GAAP
($ in millions, except earnings per share) Q2 FY20 Q1 FY20 Q2 FY19 Q/Q Y/Y
Revenue $2,579 $2,220 $3,123 Up 16% Down 17%
Gross margin 60.1% 59.0% 63.5% Up 110 bps Down 340 bps
Operating expenses $749 $753 $692 Down 1% Up 8%
Operating income $802 $557 $1,290 Up 44% Down 38%
Net income $762 $543 $1,210 Up 40% Down 37%
Diluted earnings per share $1.24 $0.88 $1.94 Up 41% Down 36%
           

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

  • Revenue is expected to be $2.90 billion, plus or minus 2 percent.
     
  • GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be 62.0 percent and 62.5 percent, respectively, plus or minus 50 basis points.
     
  • GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $980 million and $765 million, respectively.
     
  • GAAP and non-GAAP other income and expense are both expected to be income of approximately $25 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

Since the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2020, NVIDIA has achieved progress in these areas:

Data Center

  • Announced breakthroughs in language understanding that allow organizations to enable real-time conversational AI, with record-setting performance in running training and inference on the BERT AI language model.
  • Announced that NVIDIA’s DGX SuperPOD™ – which provides the AI infrastructure for the company’s autonomous-vehicle development program – was ranked the world’s 22nd fastest supercomputer and that its reference architecture is available commercially through partners.
  • Set eight records in AI training performance in the latest MLPerf benchmarking tests.
  • Announced support for Arm CPUs, providing a new path to build highly energy-efficient, AI-enabled exascale supercomputers.

Gaming

Professional Visualization

Automotive

  • Volvo Group announced that it is using the NVIDIA DRIVE™ end-to-end autonomous driving platform to train networks in the data center, test them in simulation and deploy them in self-driving vehicles, targeting freight transport, refuse and recycling collection, public transport, construction, mining, forestry and more.

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 second 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 third 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 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 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.

 

 
 NVIDIA CORPORATION 
 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME 
 (In millions, except per share data) 
 (Unaudited) 
                   
                   
       Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended 
      July 28,   July 29,   July 28,   July 29,
        2019       2018       2019       2018  
                   
Revenue $   2,579     $   3,123     $   4,799     $   6,330  
Cost of revenue      1,038         1,148         1,962         2,287  
Gross profit     1,541         1,975         2,837         4,043  
Operating expenses              
  Research and development      704         581         1,379         1,124  
  Sales, general and administrative     266         237         529         467  
    Total operating expenses     970         818         1,908         1,591  
Income from operations     571         1,157         929         2,452  
  Interest income     47         32         92         57  
  Interest expense     (13 )       (14 )       (27 )       (29 )
  Other, net     1         5         1         11  
    Total other income (expense)     35         23         66         39  
Income before income tax     606         1,180         995         2,491  
Income tax expense     54         79         48         146  
Net income $   552     $   1,101     $   947     $   2,345  
                   
Net income per share:              
  Basic $   0.91     $   1.81     $   1.56     $   3.86  
  Diluted $   0.90     $   1.76     $   1.54     $   3.74  
                   
Weighted average shares used in per share computation:              
  Basic     609         607         608         607  
  Diluted     616         626         616         627  
                   

 

 
NVIDIA CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
             
             
        July 28,   January 27,
          2019       2019  
ASSETS        
             
Current assets:        
  Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities   $   8,475     $   7,422  
  Accounts receivable, net       1,561         1,424  
  Inventories       1,204         1,575  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets       151         136  
    Total current assets       11,391         10,557  
             
Property and equipment, net       1,484         1,404  
Operating lease assets       535         -   
Goodwill       618         618  
Intangible assets, net       49         45  
Deferred income tax assets       588         560  
Other assets        110         108  
    Total assets   $   14,775     $   13,292  
             
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
             
Current liabilities:        
  Accounts payable   $   437     $   511  
  Accrued and other current liabilities       880         818  
    Total current liabilities       1,317         1,329  
             
Long-term debt       1,989         1,988  
Long-term operating lease liabilities       483         -   
Other long-term liabilities       650         633  
    Total liabilities       4,439         3,950  
             
Shareholders' equity       10,336         9,342  
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $   14,775     $   13,292  
             

 

                                             
 NVIDIA CORPORATION 
 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES 
 (In millions, except per share data) 
 (Unaudited) 
                                             
         Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended 
        July 28,   April 28,   July 29,   July 28,   July 29,
          2019       2019       2018       2019       2018  
                         
GAAP gross profit   $   1,541     $   1,296     $   1,975     $   2,837     $   4,043  
  GAAP gross margin     59.8 %     58.4 %     63.3 %     59.1 %     63.9 %
    Stock-based compensation expense (A)     8         4         8         12         16  
    Legal settlement costs     2         10         -          11         -   
Non-GAAP gross profit $   1,551     $   1,310     $   1,983     $   2,860     $   4,059  
  Non-GAAP gross margin     60.1 %     59.0 %     63.5 %     59.6 %     64.1 %
                         
GAAP operating expenses $   970     $   938     $   818     $   1,908     $   1,591  
    Stock-based compensation expense (A)       (216 )       (174 )       (124 )       (389 )       (246 )
    Acquisition-related and other costs     (5 )       (10 )       (2 )       (15 )       (4 )
    Legal settlement costs     -          (1 )       -          (2 )       -   
Non-GAAP operating expenses $   749     $   753     $   692     $   1,502     $   1,341  
                         
GAAP income from operations $   571     $   358     $   1,157     $   929     $   2,452  
    Total impact of non-GAAP adjustments to income from operations     231         199         133         429         266  
Non-GAAP income from operations $   802     $   557     $   1,290     $   1,358     $   2,718  
                         
GAAP other income (expense) $   35     $   31     $   23     $   66     $   39  
    Gains from non-affiliated investments     -          -          (2 )       -          (8 )
    Interest expense related to amortization of debt discount     -          -          -          1         1  
Non-GAAP other income (expense)  $   35     $   31     $   21     $   67     $   32  
                         
GAAP net income   $   552     $   394     $   1,101     $   947     $   2,345  
    Total pre-tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments     231         199         131         430         259  
    Income tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments (B)     (21 )       (50 )       (22 )       (72 )       (109 )
Non-GAAP net income  $   762     $   543     $   1,210     $   1,305     $   2,495  
                         
Diluted net income per share                  
    GAAP   $   0.90     $   0.64     $   1.76     $   1.54     $   3.74  
    Non-GAAP    $   1.24     $   0.88     $   1.94     $   2.12     $   3.99  
                         
Weighted average shares used in diluted net income per share computation                  
    GAAP       616         616         626         616         627  
    Anti-dilution impact from note hedge       -          -          (1 )       -          (1 )
    Non-GAAP        616         616         625         616         626  
                         
GAAP net cash provided by operating activities $   936     $   720     $   913     $   1,656     $   2,358  
    Purchase of property and equipment and intangible assets     (113 )       (128 )       (128 )       (241 )       (247 )
Free cash flow   $   823     $   592     $   785     $   1,415     $   2,111  
                         
                         
(A) Stock-based compensation consists of the following: Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
        July 28,   April 28,   July 29,   July 28,   July 29,
          2019       2019       2018       2019       2018  
    Cost of revenue   $   8     $   4     $   8     $   12     $   16  
    Research and development   $   145     $   114     $   76     $   259     $   150  
    Sales, general and administrative   $   71     $   60     $   48     $   130     $   96  
                                             
(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).
                         
             

 

 
 NVIDIA CORPORATION 
 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP OUTLOOK 
     
 
    Q3 FY2020
Outlook
 
     
GAAP gross margin   62.0 %
  Impact of stock-based compensation expense   0.5 %
Non-GAAP gross margin   62.5 %
     
    Q3 FY2020
Outlook
 
    (In millions)
     
GAAP operating expenses $   980  
  Stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related costs, and other costs     (215 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses $   765  
     

 

About NVIDIA

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 https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: real-time ray tracing being the most important graphics innovation in a decade; adoption of ray tracing reaching a tipping point with RTX leading the way; NVIDIA accelerated computing momentum continuing to build as the industry races to enable the next frontier of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems; NVIDIA’s intended capital return; NVIDIA’s next quarterly cash dividend; the priority of NVIDIA’s cash balance being the purchase of Mellanox; NVIDIA returning to repurchasing its stock after the close of the Mellanox acquisition; the regulatory approval process for the Mellanox acquisition progressing and NVIDIA continuing to work toward closing the deal by the end of this calendar year; NVIDIA’s financial outlook for the third quarter of fiscal 2020; NVIDIA’s expected tax rates for the third quarter of fiscal 2020; NVIDIA’s expectation to generate variability from excess tax benefits or deficiencies; NVIDIA’s support for Arm CPUs providing a path to build exascale supercomputers; breakthroughs in language understanding enabling real-time conversational AI and its performance; NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD’s availability; new games featuring ray tracing and it propelling the momentum of RTX technology; the launch of laptops by major makers; the benefits, impact and performance of our technologies, including the RTX SUPER GPU lines, NVIDIA Studio platform and NVIDIA RTX ray tracing; NVIDIA RTX ray tracing emerging as the new industry standard and supporting more than 40 key applications; and Volvo Group’s uses of NVIDIA DRIVE 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.

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