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NVIDIA

November 10, 2016 16:20 ET

NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2017

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2016) - NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA)

  • Record revenue of $2.00 billion, up 54 percent from a year ago.
  • Record GAAP EPS of $0.83, up 89 percent from a year ago, and non-GAAP EPS of $0.94, up 104 percent from a year ago.
  • Record GAAP gross margin at 59.0 percent and non-GAAP gross margin at 59.2 percent.
  • Quarterly cash dividend raised 22 percent to $0.14 per share. Company to return $1.25 billion to shareholders in fiscal 2018.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue for the third quarter ended October 30, 2016, of $2.00 billion, up 54 percent from $1.30 billion a year earlier, and up 40 percent from $1.43 billion in the previous quarter.

GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.83, up 89 percent from $0.44 a year ago and up 102 percent from $0.41 in the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.94, up 104 percent from $0.46 a year earlier and up 77 percent from $0.53 in the previous quarter.

"We had a breakout quarter - record revenue, record margins and record earnings were driven by strength across all product lines," said Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and chief executive officer, NVIDIA. "Our new Pascal GPUs are fully ramped and enjoying great success in gaming, VR, self-driving cars and datacenter AI computing.

"We have invested years of work and billions of dollars to advance deep learning. Our GPU deep learning platform runs every AI framework, and is available in cloud services from Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Alibaba, and in servers from every OEM. GPU deep learning has sparked a wave of innovations that will usher in the next era of computing," he said.

Capital Return
During the first nine months of fiscal 2017, NVIDIA paid $509 million in share repurchases and $185 million in cash dividends. As a result, the company has returned an aggregate of $694 million to shareholders in the first nine months of the fiscal year. The company intends to return $1.0 billion to shareholders in fiscal 2017. 

For fiscal 2018, NVIDIA intends to return $1.25 billion to shareholders through ongoing quarterly cash dividends and share repurchases. The company's board of directors has authorized an additional $2.00 billion under the company's stock repurchase program for a total of $2.96 billion available through the end of December 2020.

The company announced a 22 percent increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.14 per share from $0.115 per share, to be paid with its next quarterly cash dividend on December 19, 2016, to all shareholders of record on November 28, 2016.

Q3 FY2017 Summary

 
GAAP
($ in millions except earnings per share)   Q3 FY17   Q2 FY17   Q3 FY16   Q/Q   Y/Y
Revenue   $ 2,004   $ 1,428   $ 1,305   Up 40%   Up 54%
Gross margin     59.0%     57.9%     56.3%   Up 110 bps   Up 270 bps
Operating expenses   $ 544   $ 509   $ 489   Up 7%   Up 11%
Operating income   $ 639   $ 317   $ 245   Up 102%   Up 161%
Net income*   $ 542   $ 261   $ 246   Up 108%   Up 120%
Diluted earnings per share*   $ 0.83   $ 0.41   $ 0.44   Up 102%   Up 89%
 
 
Non-GAAP
($ in millions except earnings per share)   Q3 FY17   Q2 FY17   Q3 FY16   Q/Q   Y/Y
Revenue   $ 2,004   $ 1,428   $ 1,305   Up 40%   Up 54%
Gross margin     59.2%     58.1%     56.5%   Up 110 bps   Up 270 bps
Operating expenses   $ 478   $ 448   $ 430   Up 7%   Up 11%
Operating income   $ 708   $ 382   $ 308   Up 85%   Up 130%
Net income   $ 570   $ 313   $ 255   Up 82%   Up 124%
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.94   $ 0.53   $ 0.46   Up 77%   Up 104%
                           

* In the third quarter of fiscal 2017, NVIDIA adopted a new accounting standard (ASU 2016-09), which requires adjustments to be reflected beginning in fiscal 2017, including all fiscal quarters within the year. The primary impact of adoption was the recognition of excess tax benefits in the provision for income taxes rather than paid-in capital on the balance sheet. Adoption of the new standard resulted in a GAAP diluted earnings per share benefit of $0.02 and $0.01 for the first and second quarters of fiscal 2017, respectively.

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

  • Revenue is expected to be $2.10 billion, plus or minus two percent.

  • GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be 59.0 percent and 59.2 percent, respectively, plus or minus 50 basis points.

  • GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $572 million. Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $500 million.

  • GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 are both expected to be 20 percent, plus or minus one percent.

  • Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $45 million to $55 million.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Highlights

Gaming:

Datacenter:

  • Expanded the GPU Technology Conference with a world tour of eight cities that broadened its reach this year to 18,000 developers, researchers, scientists and others.
  • Launched Tesla® P40 and P4 GPUs, and the NVIDIA TensorRT deep learning inferencing framework. These expand NVIDIA's deep learning platform beyond training to speed up AI inferencing production workloads in hyperscale datacenters.
  • Began shipping the NVIDIA DGX-1™ AI supercomputer to research organizations, including OpenAI, Germany's DFKI and Switzerland's ITSIA; to universities, including Stanford, New York University and UC Berkeley; and to multinationals, such as SAP
  • Announced a collaboration with Japan's FANUC to implement AI to increase robotics productivity and bring new capabilities to automated factories.

Automotive:

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 third quarter fiscal 2017 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: 945 459 89. 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 fourth quarter and fiscal year 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 income from operations, 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, 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, product warranty charge, acquisition-related costs, contributions, restructuring and other charges, gains from non-affiliated investments, interest expense related to amortization of debt discount, loss on early debt conversions, 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. 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     Nine Months Ended  
    October 30,     October 25,     October 30,     October 25,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
                         
Revenue   $ 2,004     $ 1,305     $ 4,737     $ 3,609  
Cost of revenue     821       571       1,977       1,589  
Gross profit     1,183       734       2,760       2,020  
Operating expenses                                
  Research and development     373       329       1,069       987  
  Sales, general and administrative     171       152       487       441  
  Restructuring and other charges     -       8       3       97  
    Total operating expenses     544       489       1,559       1,525  
Income from operations     639       245       1,201       495  
  Interest income     14       9       37       28  
  Interest expense     (16 )     (12 )     (39 )     (35 )
  Other income (expense), net     (16 )     3       (19 )     1  
Income before income tax expense     621       245       1,180       489  
Income tax expense (benefit)     79       (1 )     168       83  
Net income   $ 542     $ 246     $ 1,012     $ 406  
                                 
Net income per share:                                
  Basic   $ 1.01     $ 0.45     $ 1.89     $ 0.75  
  Diluted   $ 0.83     $ 0.44     $ 1.59     $ 0.72  
                                 
Weighted average shares used in per share computation:                                
  Basic     538       542       536       544  
  Diluted     653       565       636       563  
                                 
                                 
 
NVIDIA CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
         
         
    October 30,   January 31,
    2016   2016
ASSETS        
         
Current assets:            
  Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities   $ 6,671   $ 5,037
  Accounts receivable, net     833     505
  Inventories     679     418
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     124     93
    Total current assets     8,307     6,053
             
Property and equipment, net     503     466
Goodwill     618     618
Intangible assets, net     120     166
Other assets     64     67
    Total assets   $ 9,612   $ 7,370
             
LIABILITIES, CONVERTIBLE DEBT CONVERSION OBLIGATION AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
             
Current liabilities:            
  Accounts payable   $ 523   $ 296
  Accrued and other current liabilities     507     642
  Convertible short-term debt     1,011     1,413
    Total current liabilities     2,041     2,351
             
Long-term debt     1,982     -
Other long-term liabilities     213     453
Capital lease obligations, long-term     7     10
    Total liabilities     4,243     2,814
             
Convertible debt conversion obligation     45     87
             
Shareholders' equity     5,324     4,469
    Total liabilities, convertible debt conversion obligation and shareholders' equity   $ 9,612   $ 7,370
             
             
             
NVIDIA CORPORATION  
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES  
(In millions, except per share data)  
(Unaudited)  
                         
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    October 30,     July 31,     October 25,     October 30,     October 25,  
    2016     2016     2015     2016     2015  
                                         
GAAP gross profit   $ 1,183     $ 826     $ 734     $ 2,760     $ 2,020  
  GAAP gross margin     59.0 %     57.9 %     56.3 %     58.3 %     56.0 %
    Stock-based compensation expense (A)     3       4       4       11       10  
    Legal settlement costs (B)     -       -       -       10       -  
    Product warranty charge (C)     -       -       -       -       15  
Non-GAAP gross profit   $ 1,186     $ 830     $ 738     $ 2,781     $ 2,045  
  Non-GAAP gross margin     59.2 %     58.1 %     56.5 %     58.7 %     56.7 %
                                         
GAAP operating expenses   $ 544     $ 509     $ 489     $ 1,559     $ 1,525  
    Stock-based compensation expense (A)     (62 )     (54 )     (47 )     (166 )     (134 )
    Legal settlement costs (B)     -       -       -       (6 )     -  
    Acquisition-related costs (D)     (4 )     (4 )     (4 )     (12 )     (18 )
    Contributions     -       (1 )     -       (4 )     -  
    Restructuring and other charges     -       (2 )     (8 )     (3 )     (97 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses   $ 478     $ 448     $ 430     $ 1,368     $ 1,276  
                                         
GAAP income from operations   $ 639     $ 317     $ 245     $ 1,201     $ 495  
    Total impact of non-GAAP adjustments to income from operations     69       65       63       211       274  
Non-GAAP income from operations   $ 708     $ 382     $ 308     $ 1,412     $ 769  
                                         
GAAP other income (expense), net   $ (18 )   $ -     $ -     $ (21 )   $ (6 )
    Gains from non-affiliated investments     -       -       (4 )     (3 )     (4 )
    Interest expense related to amortization of debt discount     6       7       7       20       21  
    Loss on early debt conversions     15       -       -       15       -  
Non-GAAP other income (expense), net   $ 3     $ 7     $ 3     $ 11     $ 11  
                                         
GAAP net income*   $ 542     $ 261     $ 246     $ 1,012     $ 406  
    Total pre-tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments     90       72       66       243       291  
    Income tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments     (62 )     (20 )     (57 )     (108 )     (65 )
Non-GAAP net income   $ 570     $ 313     $ 255     $ 1,147     $ 632  
                                         
Diluted net income per share                                        
    GAAP*   $ 0.83     $ 0.41     $ 0.44     $ 1.59     $ 0.72  
    Non-GAAP   $ 0.94     $ 0.53     $ 0.46     $ 1.93     $ 1.13  
                                         
Weighted average shares used in diluted net income per share computation                                        
    GAAP*     653       634       565       636       563  
    Anti-dilution impact from note hedge (E)     (45 )     (43 )     (10 )     (42 )     (6 )
    Non-GAAP     608       591       555       594       557  
                                         
GAAP net cash provided by operating activities*   $ 432     $ 201     $ 255     $ 951     $ 664  
    Purchase of property and equipment and intangible assets     (38 )     (33 )     (16 )     (125 )     (71 )
Free cash flow   $ 394     $ 168     $ 239     $ 826     $ 593  
                                         
* In third quarter of fiscal 2017, NVIDIA adopted an accounting standard (ASU 2016-09), which requires adjustments to be reflected beginning in fiscal 2017, including all fiscal quarters within the year.  
                                         
(A) Excludes stock-based compensation as follows:   Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    October 30,     July 31,     October 25,     October 30,     October 25,  
    2016     2016     2015     2016     2015  
    Cost of revenue   $ 3     $ 4     $ 4     $ 11     $ 10  
    Research and development   $ 35     $ 30     $ 28     $ 95     $ 82  
    Sales, general and administrative   $ 27     $ 24     $ 19     $ 71     $ 53  
                                         
(B) Legal settlement with Advanced Silicon Technologies LLC and other settlement related costs.  
                                         
(C) Represents warranty charge associated with a product recall.  
                                         
(D) Consists of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, transaction costs, compensation charges, and other credits related to acquisitions.  
                                         
(E) 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.  
   
   
   
NVIDIA CORPORATION  
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP OUTLOOK  
       
   
    Q4 FY2017 Outlook  
         
GAAP gross margin     59.0 %
  Impact of stock-based compensation expense     0.2 %
Non-GAAP gross margin     59.2 %
         
         
    Q4 FY2017 Outlook  
    (In millions)  
         
GAAP operating expenses   $ 572  
  Stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related costs, and other costs     (72 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses   $ 500  
         
         

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) is the AI computing company. Its 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/

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to statements as to: strength across all product lines; Pascal GPUs enjoying great success; the availability of the company's GPU deep learning platform; the impact of GPU deep learning; the company's intended capital return for fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2018; the company's next quarterly cash dividend; the company's financial outlook for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017; the company's tax rates for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017; and the impact and benefits of NVIDIA gaming technology, GeForce GTX GPUs, Tesla P40 and P4 GPUs, TensorRT, the collaboration with FANUC, DRIVE PX 2, the partnership with Baidu and the AI partnership with TomTom 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 July 31, 2016. 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.

© 2016 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, GeForce, Tegra, Tesla, NVIDIA DGX-1, NVIDIA DRIVE, and Pascal 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.

Contact Information

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    Arnab Chanda
    Investor Relations
    NVIDIA Corporation
    (408) 566-6616
    achanda@nvidia.com

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    Corporate Communications
    NVIDIA Corporation
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    rsherbin@nvidia.com