NVIDIA Releases Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results
NVIDIA has released its Q4 financial report, announcing $6.05 billion in revenue, which is a 21% decrease YoY and a 2% increase from the previous quarter....
NVIDIA has released its Q4 financial report, announcing $6.05 billion in revenue, which is a 21% decrease YoY and a 2% increase from the previous quarter.
GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter stood at $0.57, down 52% YoY but up by 111% from the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter amounted to $0.88, which is down by 33% YoY but up by 52% from the previous quarter.
For fiscal 2023, NVIDIA's revenue was $26.97 billion, flat from a year ago. GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.74, down 55% from a year ago, while non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $3.34, down 25% from a year ago.
Jensen Huang, the founder and CEO of NVIDIA, stated that the Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry is at a crucial turning point, where it is experiencing a surge in demand across all industries, from startups to major enterprises. The versatility and capabilities of generative AI are accelerating interest in this area. Huang added that NVIDIA is ready to help customers benefit from breakthroughs in generative AI and large language models. The company's new AI supercomputer, featuring H100, its Transformer Engine, and Quantum-2 networking fabric, is now in full production.
Based on current exchange rates, the estimated revenue for NVIDIA's Q4 earnings is €5.02 billion, and the estimated market price per share is €186.54.
"Gaming is recovering from the post-pandemic downturn, with gamers enthusiastically embracing the new Ada architecture GPUs with AI neural rendering," he said.
NVIDIA AI Cloud Service Offerings
NVIDIA is partnering with leading cloud service providers to offer AI-as-a-service that provides enterprises access to NVIDIA's world-leading AI platform.
Customers will be able to engage each layer of NVIDIA AI - the AI supercomputer, acceleration libraries software or pretrained generative AI models - as a cloud service.
Using their browser, they will be able to engage an NVIDIA DGX AI supercomputer through the NVIDIA DGX Cloud, which is already offered on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, with Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and others expected soon. At the AI platform software layer, they will be able to access NVIDIA AI Enterprise for training and deploying large language models or other AI workloads. And at the AI-model-as-a-service layer, NVIDIA will offer its NeMo and BioNeMo customizable AI models to enterprise customers who want to build proprietary generative AI models and services for their businesses.
Further details will be shared at the company's GTC developer conference, taking place virtually March 20-23.
Return to Shareholders
During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023, NVIDIA returned to shareholders $1.15 billion in share repurchases and cash dividends, bringing the return in the fiscal year to $10.44 billion.
NVIDIA will pay its next quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share on March 29, 2023, to all shareholders of record on March 8, 2023.
NVIDIA's outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2024 is as follows:
- Revenue is expected to be $6.50 billion, plus or minus 2%.
- GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be 64.1% and 66.5%, respectively, plus or minus 50 basis points.
- GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $2.53 billion and $1.78 billion, respectively.
- GAAP and non-GAAP other income and expense are expected to be an income of approximately $50 million, excluding gains and losses from non-affiliated investments.
- GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates are expected to be 13.0%, plus or minus 1%, excluding any discrete items.
NVIDIA achieved progress since its previous earnings announcement in these areas:
- Fourth-quarter revenue was $3.62 billion, up 11% from a year ago and down 6% from the previous quarter. Fiscal-year revenue rose 41% to a record $15.01 billion.
- Announced a partnership with Deutsche Bank to extend the use of AI in the financial-services sector.
- Launched, together with Dell Technologies, 15 next-generation Dell PowerEdge systems available with NVIDIA acceleration, enabling enterprises to use AI to efficiently transform their business.
- Announced that NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs showed unrivaled throughput and top latency in the latest STAC-ML benchmarks for financial services.
- Fourth-quarter revenue was $1.83 billion, down 46% from a year ago and up 16% from the previous quarter. Fiscal-year revenue was down 27% to $9.07 billion.
- Unveiled the GeForce RTX 40 Series for laptops, providing the company's largest-ever generational leap in performance and power efficiency.
- Launched the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, which is faster than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, featuring NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture and NVIDIA DLSS 3 technology.
- Announced that DLSS 3 is available on, or coming soon to, more than 50 games and apps—including Cyberpunk 2077, Portal with RTX and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
- Launched the GeForce NOW Ultimate membership tier, delivering GeForce RTX 4080-class performance with NVIDIA Reflex, full ray tracing and DLSS 3.
- Signed a 10-year agreement with Microsoft to bring the Xbox PC game lineup, including Minecraft, Halo and Flight Simulator, to GeForce NOW. Following the close of Microsoft's Activision acquisition, GeForce NOW will add titles like Call of Duty and Overwatch.
Automotive and Embedded
- Fourth-quarter revenue was $226 million, down 65% from a year ago and up 13% from the previous quarter. Fiscal-year revenue was down 27% to $1.54 billion.
- Enhanced NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise's capabilities to help teams build connected 3D pipelines and develop large-scale 3D works through increased performance, generational leaps in real-time RTX ray and path tracing, and streamlined workflows.
- Announced a collaboration with Lockheed Martin to build a digital twin of global weather conditions, enabling the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to better monitor global environmental conditions, including extreme weather events.
- Shared news that Mercedes-Benz is taking the next step to digitalize its production process, using NVIDIA Omniverse to design and plan manufacturing and assembly facilities.
- Fourth-quarter revenue was a record $294 million, up 135% from a year ago and up 17% from the previous quarter. Fiscal-year revenue rose 60% to a record $903 million.
- Announced a strategic partnership with Foxconn to develop automated and autonomous vehicle platforms based on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin and DRIVE Hyperion.
- Released major updates to the NVIDIA Isaac Sim robotics simulation tool, including AI capabilities and cloud access, enabling the building and testing of virtual robots in realistic environments.
It's impressive to think how much mining was responsible for Nvidia's bottom line.
Too bad they still think the same prices still apply.