- Revenue is expected to be $1.68 billion, plus or minus two percent.
- GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be 57.8 percent and 58.0 percent, respectively, plus or minus 50 basis points.
- GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $530 million. Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $465 million.
- GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 are both expected to be 21 percent, plus or minus one percent.
- Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $35 million to $45 million.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Highlights
During the second quarter, NVIDIA achieved progress in each of its four major platforms:
- Introduced the first four members of its Pascal™ family of gaming GPUs: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 and 1070, which have set records for speed and power efficiency; GTX 1060, which delivers immersive VR at strong value; and TITAN X, the most powerful consumer GPU ever built.
- Released its first game, NVIDIA VR Funhouse, which uses enhanced graphics, interactive audio and simulated physics to bring a new level of immersion to VR.
- Released NVIDIA Ansel, an in-game 360 degree capture tool, which enables gamers to take and share screenshots of their favorite in-game moments.
- Unveiled Quadro® P6000 to power the most advanced workstations, enabling designers to manipulate complex designs up to twice as fast as before.
- Introduced in partnership with SMI an innovative rendering technique that uses eye tracking to enable developers to create more immersive VR environments.
- Refreshed NVIDIA DesignWorks™ and NVIDIA VRWorks™ with new SDKs and updates that bring developers enhanced capabilities for interactive ray tracing, 360 degree video stitching and streaming and physically based materials.
- Opened the path to virtualizing all enterprise applications with Tesla® M10, providing the industry's highest user density.
- Introduced Tesla P100 GPU accelerator for PCI Express-based servers, delivering substantial performance and value compared with CPU-based systems.
- Unveiled its Inception Program which provides access to NVIDIA technology and expertise to support the growth of startups driving breakthroughs in deep learning and data science.
- Initiated collaborative research in advanced self-driving technology with New York University's pioneering deep learning team.
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 second 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: 47401500. 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 third quarter of fiscal 2017.
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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to statements as to: surging interest in deep learning; the company's strategy fueling growth across the company's specialized platforms; deep learning and AI touching every industry and market; the company's next quarterly cash dividend; the company's financial outlook for the third quarter of fiscal 2017; the company's tax rates for the third quarter of fiscal 2017; and the impact and benefits of Pascal GPUs, NVIDIA VR Funhouse, NVIDIA Ansel, Quadro P6000, NVIDIA DesignWorks, NVIDIA VRWorks, Tesla M10, and Tesla P100 GPU accelerator 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 May 1, 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.
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