NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2024
August 23, 2023
Record revenue of $13.51 billion, up 88% from Q1, up 101% from year ago
Record Data Center revenue of $10.32 billion, up 141% from Q1, up 171% from year ago
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue for the second quarter ended July 30, 2023, of $13.51 billion, up 101% from a year ago and up 88% from the previous quarter.
GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $2.48, up 854% from a year ago and up 202% from the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $2.70, up 429% from a year ago and up 148% from the previous quarter.
“A new computing era has begun. Companies worldwide are transitioning from general-purpose to accelerated computing and generative AI,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA.
“NVIDIA GPUs connected by our Mellanox networking and switch technologies and running our CUDA AI software stack make up the computing infrastructure of generative AI.
“During the quarter, major cloud service providers announced massive NVIDIA H100 AI infrastructures. Leading enterprise IT system and software providers announced partnerships to bring NVIDIA AI to every industry. The race is on to adopt generative AI,” he said.
During the second quarter of fiscal 2024, NVIDIA returned $3.38 billion to shareholders in the form of 7.5 million shares repurchased for $3.28 billion, and cash dividends. As of the end of the second quarter, the company had $3.95 billion remaining under its share repurchase authorization. On August 21, 2023, the Board of Directors approved an additional $25.00 billion in share repurchases, without expiration. NVIDIA plans to continue share repurchases this fiscal year.
NVIDIA will pay its next quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share on September 28, 2023, to all shareholders of record on September 7, 2023.
NVIDIA’s outlook for the third quarter of fiscal 2024 is as follows:
Revenue is expected to be $16.00 billion, plus or minus 2%.
GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be 71.5% and 72.5%, respectively, plus or minus 50 basis points.
GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $2.95 billion and $2.00 billion, respectively.
GAAP and non-GAAP other income and expense are expected to be an income of approximately $100 million, excluding gains and losses from non-affiliated investments.
GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates are expected to be 14.5%, plus or minus 1%, excluding any discrete items.
NVIDIA achieved progress since its previous earnings announcement in these areas:
Second-quarter revenue was a record $10.32 billion, up 141% from the previous quarter and up 171% from a year ago.
Announced that the NVIDIA® GH200 Grace™ Hopper™ Superchip for complex AI and HPC workloads is shipping this quarter, with a second-generation version with HBM3e memory expected to ship in Q2 of calendar 2024.
Announced the NVIDIA L40S GPU — a universal data center processor designed to accelerate the most compute-intensive applications — available from leading server makers in a broad range of platforms, including NVIDIA OVX™ and NVIDIA AI-ready servers with NVIDIA BlueField® DPUs, beginning this quarter.
Unveiled NVIDIA MGX™, a server reference design available this quarter that lets system makers quickly and cost-effectively build more than 100 server variations for AI, HPC and NVIDIA Omniverse™ applications.
Announced NVIDIA Spectrum-X™, an accelerated networking platform designed to improve the performance and efficiency of Ethernet-based AI clouds, which is shipping this quarter.
Joined with global system makers to announce new NVIDIA RTX™ workstations with up to four new NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada GPUs, as well as NVIDIA AI Enterprise and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise software, expected to ship this quarter.
Launched general availability of cloud instances based on NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and regional cloud service providers.
Partnered with a range of companies on AI initiatives, including:
ServiceNow and Accenture to develop AI Lighthouse, a first-of-its-kind program to fast-track the development and adoption of enterprise generative AI capabilities.
VMware to extend the companies’ strategic partnership to ready enterprises running VMware’s cloud infrastructure for the era of generative AI with VMware Private AI Foundation with NVIDIA.
Snowflake to provide businesses with an accelerated path to create customized generative AI applications using their own proprietary data.
WPP to develop a generative AI-enabled content engine that lets creative teams produce high-quality commercial content faster, more efficiently and at scale while staying fully aligned with a client’s brand.
SoftBank to create a platform for generative AI and 5G/6G applications based on the GH200, which SoftBank plans to roll out at new, distributed AI data centers across Japan.
Hugging Face to give developers access to NVIDIA DGX™ Cloud AI supercomputing within the Hugging Face platform to train and tune advanced AI models.
Announced NVIDIA AI Workbench, an easy-to-use toolkit allowing developers to quickly create, test and customize pretrained generative AI models on a PC or workstation and then scale them, as well as NVIDIA AI Enterprise 4.0, the latest version of its enterprise software.
Set records in the latest MLPerf training benchmarks with H100 GPUs, excelling in a new measure for generative AI.
Second-quarter revenue was $2.49 billion, up 11% from the previous quarter and up 22% from a year ago.
Began shipping the GeForce RTX™ 4060 family of GPUs, bringing to gamers NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture and DLSS, starting at $299.
Announced NVIDIA Avatar Cloud Engine, or ACE, for Games, a custom AI model foundry service using AI-powered natural language interactions to transform games by bringing intelligence to non-playable characters.
Added 35 DLSS games, including Diablo IV, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Baldur’s Gate 3 and F1 23, as well as Portal: Prelude RTX, a path-traced game made by the community using NVIDIA’s RTX Remix creator tool.
Second-quarter revenue was $379 million, up 28% from the previous quarter and down 24% from a year ago.
Announced three new desktop workstation RTX GPUs based on the Ada Lovelace architecture — NVIDIA RTX 5000, RTX 4500 and RTX 4000 — to deliver the latest AI, graphics and real-time rendering, which are shipping this quarter.
Announced a major release of the NVIDIA Omniverse platform, with new foundation applications and services for developers and industrial enterprises to optimize and enhance their 3D pipelines with OpenUSD and generative AI.
Joined with Pixar, Adobe, Apple and Autodesk to form the Alliance for OpenUSD to promote the standardization, development, evolution and growth of Universal Scene Description technology.
Second-quarter revenue was $253 million, down 15% from the previous quarter and up 15% from a year ago.
Announced that NVIDIA DRIVE Orin™ is powering the new XPENG G6 Coupe SUV’s intelligent advanced driver assistance system.
Partnered with MediaTek, which will develop mainstream automotive systems on chips for global OEMs, which integrate new NVIDIA GPU chiplet IP for AI and graphics.
Commentary on the quarter by Colette Kress, NVIDIA’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, is available at https://investor.nvidia.com.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
NVIDIA will conduct a conference call with analysts and investors to discuss its second quarter fiscal 2024 financial results and current financial prospects today at 2 p.m. Pacific time (5 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. 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 2024.
To supplement NVIDIA’s condensed consolidated financial statements 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 net income, non-GAAP net income, or earnings, per diluted share, and free cash flow. 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 acquisition termination costs, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related and other costs, IP-related costs, legal settlement costs, contributions, other, 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. Free cash flow is calculated as GAAP net cash provided by operating activities less both purchases of property and equipment and intangible assets and principal payments on 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.