NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2018

  • Record quarterly revenue of $2.91 billion, up 34 percent from a year ago
  • Record full-year revenue of $9.71 billion, up 41 percent from a year ago
  • Record quarterly GAAP gross margin of 61.9 percent, non-GAAP gross margin of 62.1 percent
  • Record full-year GAAP EPS of $4.82, up 88 percent from a year ago 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) today reported record revenue for the fourth quarter ended January 28, 2018, of $2.91 billion, up 34 percent from $2.17 billion a year earlier, and up 10 percent from $2.64 billion in the previous quarter.

GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were a record $1.78, up 80 percent from $0.99 a year ago and up 34 percent from $1.33 in the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.72, also a record, up 52 percent from $1.13 a year earlier and up 29 percent from $1.33 in the previous quarter. 

For fiscal 2018, revenue was a record $9.71 billion, up 41 percent from $6.91 billion a year earlier. GAAP earnings per diluted share were a record $4.82, up 88 percent from $2.57 a year earlier. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $4.92, also a record, up 61 percent from $3.06 a year earlier.

“We achieved another record quarter, capping an excellent year,” said Jensen Huang, founder and chief executive officer of NVIDIA. “In a powerful sign of our progress, attendees at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conferences reached 22,000, up tenfold in five years, as software developers working in AI, self-driving cars, and a broad range of other fields continued to discover the acceleration and money-saving benefits of our GPU computing platform.

“Industries around the world are racing to incorporate AI. Virtually every internet and cloud service provider has embraced our Volta GPUs. Hundreds of transportation companies are using our NVIDIA DRIVE platform. From manufacturing and healthcare to smart cities, innovators are using our platform to invent the future,” he said.

Capital Return
During fiscal 2018, NVIDIA returned $1.25 billion to shareholders through a combination of $909 million in share repurchases and $341 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 March 16, 2018, to all shareholders of record on February 23, 2018.

Q4 Fiscal 2018 Summary

GAAP
($ in millions except earnings per share) Q4 FY18 Q3 FY18 Q4 FY17 Q/Q Y/Y
Revenue$2,911 $2,636 $2,173 Up 10%Up 34%
Gross margin 61.9%  59.5%  60.0% Up 240 bpsUp 190 bps
Operating expenses$728 $674 $570 Up 8%Up 28%
Operating income$1,073 $895 $733 Up 20%Up 46%
Net income$1,118 $838 $655 Up 33%Up 71%
Diluted earnings per share$1.78 $1.33 $0.99 Up 34%Up 80%


Non-GAAP
($ in millions except earnings per share) Q4 FY18 Q3 FY18 Q4 FY17 Q/Q Y/Y
Revenue$2,911 $2,636 $2,173 Up 10%Up 34%
Gross margin 62.1%  59.7%  60.2% Up 240 bpsUp 190 bps
Operating expenses$607 $570 $498 Up 6%Up 22%
Operating income$1,202   $1,005   $809   Up 20% Up 49%
Net income $1,081   $833   $704   Up 30% Up 54%
Diluted earnings per share $1.72   $1.33   $1.13   Up 29% Up 52%

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