NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2023

Published
  • Quarterly revenue of $6.05 billion, down 21% from a year ago
  • Fiscal-year revenue of $27.0 billion, flat from a year ago
  • Quarterly and annual return to shareholders of $1.15 billion and $10.44 billion, respectively

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue for the fourth quarter ended January 29, 2023, of $6.05 billion, down 21% from a year ago and up 2% from the previous quarter.

GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.57, down 52% from a year ago and up 111% from the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.88, down 33% from a year ago and up 52% from the previous quarter.

For fiscal 2023, revenue was $26.97 billion, flat from a year ago. GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.74, down 55% from a year ago. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $3.34, down 25% from a year ago.

"AI is at an inflection point, setting up for broad adoption reaching into every industry,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “From startups to major enterprises, we are seeing accelerated interest in the versatility and capabilities of generative AI.

“We are set to help customers take advantage of breakthroughs in generative AI and large language models. Our new AI supercomputer, with H100 and its Transformer Engine and Quantum-2 networking fabric, is in full production.

“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 OfferingsNVIDIA 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.

Q4 Fiscal 2023 Summary

GAAP
($ in millions, except earnings per share)Q4 FY23Q3 FY23Q4 FY22Q/QY/Y
Revenue$6,051$5,931$7,643Up 2%Down 21%
Gross margin 63.3% 53.6% 65.4%Up 9.7 ptsDown 2.1 pts
Operating expenses$2,576$2,576$2,029--Up 27%
Operating income$1,257$601$2,970Up 109%Down 58%
Net income$1,414$680$3,003Up 108%Down 53%
Diluted earnings per share$0.57$0.27$1.18Up 111%Down 52%

Non-GAAP
($ in millions, except earnings per share)Q4 FY23Q3 FY23Q4 FY22Q/QY/Y
Revenue$6,051$5,931$7,643Up 2%Down 21%
Gross margin 66.1% 56.1% 67.0%Up 10.0 ptsDown 0.9 pts
Operating expenses$1,775$1,793$1,447Down 1%Up 23%
Operating income$2,224$1,536$3,677Up 45%Down 40%
Net income$2,174$1,456$3,350Up 49%Down 35%
Diluted earnings per share$0.88$0.58$1.32Up 52%Down 33%

Fiscal 2023 Summary

GAAP
($ in millions, except earnings per share)FY23FY22Y/Y
Revenue$26,974$26,914--
Gross margin 56.9% 64.9%Down 8.0 pts
Operating expenses$11,132$7,434Up 50%
Operating income$4,224$10,041Down 58%
Net income$4,368$9,752Down 55%
Diluted earnings per share$1.74$3.85Down 55%

Non-GAAP
($ in millions, except earnings per share)FY23FY22Y/Y
Revenue$26,974$26,914--
Gross margin 59.2% 66.8%Down 7.6 pts
Operating expenses$6,925$5,279Up 31%
Operating income$9,040$12,690Down 29%
Net income$8,366$11,259Down 26%
Diluted earnings per share$3.34$4.44Down 25%

OutlookNVIDIA’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.

Highlights

NVIDIA achieved progress since its previous earnings announcement in these areas: 

Data Center

Gaming

Professional Visualization

  • 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.

Automotive and Embedded

  • 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.

CFO CommentaryCommentary 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 InformationNVIDIA will conduct a conference call with analysts and investors to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal 2023 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 first quarter of fiscal 2024.

Non-GAAP MeasuresTo 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, contributions, IP-related costs, legal settlement costs, restructuring costs and other, gains and losses from non-affiliated investments, interest expense related to amortization of debt discount, the associated tax impact of these items where applicable, foreign tax benefit and domestication tax adjustments. 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.

NVIDIA CORPORATION 
 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME 
(In millions, except per share data) 
(Unaudited) 
           
           
   Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended 
   January 29, January 30, January 29, January 30, 
    2023   2022   2023   2022  
           
Revenue$6,051  $7,643  $26,974  $26,914  
Cost of revenue 2,218   2,644   11,618   9,439  
Gross profit 3,833   4,999   15,356   17,475  
Operating expenses        
 Research and development 1,951   1,466   7,339   5,268  
 Sales, general and administrative 625   563   2,440   2,166  
 Acquisition termination cost -   -   1,353   -  
  Total operating expenses 2,576   2,029   11,132   7,434  
Income from operations 1,257   2,970   4,224   10,041  
 Interest income 115   9   267   29  
 Interest expense (65)  (61)  (262)  (236) 
 Other, net (18)  (53)  (48)  107  
  Other income (expense), net 32   (105)  (43)  (100) 
Income before income tax 1,289   2,865   4,181   9,941  
Income tax expense (benefit) (125)  (138)  (187)  189  
Net income$1,414  $3,003  $4,368  $9,752  
           
Net income per share:        
 Basic$0.57  $1.20  $1.76  $3.91  
 Diluted$0.57  $1.18  $1.74  $3.85  
           
Weighted average shares used in per share computation:       
 Basic 2,464   2,504   2,487   2,496  
 Diluted 2,477   2,545   2,507   2,535  

NVIDIA CORPORATION 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
(In millions) 
(Unaudited) 
        
        
    January 29, January 30, 
     2023  2022 
ASSETS     
        
Current assets:     
 Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities $13,296 $21,208 
 Accounts receivable, net  3,827  4,650 
 Inventories  5,159  2,605 
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets  791  366 
  Total current assets  23,073  28,829 
        
Property and equipment, net  3,807  2,778 
Operating lease assets  1,038  829 
Goodwill  4,372  4,349 
Intangible assets, net  1,676  2,339 
Deferred income tax assets  3,396  1,222 
Other assets  3,820  3,841 
  Total assets $41,182 $44,187 
        
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 
        
Current liabilities:     
 Accounts payable $1,193 $1,783 
 Accrued and other current liabilities  4,120  2,552 
 Short-term debt  1,250  - 
  Total current liabilities  6,563  4,335 
        
Long-term debt  9,703  10,946 
Long-term operating lease liabilities  902  741 
Other long-term liabilities  1,913  1,553 
  Total liabilities  19,081  17,575 
        
Shareholders' equity  22,101  26,612 
  Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $41,182 $44,187 

NVIDIA CORPORATION 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 
(In millions) 
(Unaudited) 
           
           
   Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended 
   January 29, January 30,January 29 January 30, 
    2023   2022   2023   2022  
           
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net income$1,414  $3,003  $4,368  $9,752  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash        
provided by operating activities:        
 Stock based compensation expense 738   551   2,709  $2,004  
 Depreciation and amortization 426   309   1,544   1,174  
 (Gain) losses on investments in non affiliates, net 10   53   45   (100) 
 Deferred income taxes (647)  (225)  (2,164)  (406) 
 Acquisition termination cost -   -   1,353   -  
 Other 20   21   (7)  47  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:        
 Accounts receivable 1,081   (692)  822   (2,215) 
 Inventories (706)  (374)  (2,554)  (774) 
 Prepaid expenses and other assets (210)  (158)  (1,517)  (1,715) 
 Accounts payable (193)  183   (551)  568  
 Accrued liabilities and other current liabilities 166   423   1,341   581  
 Other long-term liabilities 150   (61)  252   192  
Net cash provided by operating activities 2,249   3,033   5,641   9,108  
Cash flows from investing activities:        
 Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities 2,633   7,417   19,425   15,197  
 Proceeds from sales of marketable securities -   107   1,806   1,023  
 Purchases of marketable securities (2,133)  (8,767)  (11,897)  (24,787) 
 Purchase related to property and equipment and intangible assets (509)  (273)  (1,833)  (976) 
 Acquisitions, net of cash acquired -   (60)  (49)  (263) 
 Investments and other, net 5   (11)  (77)  (24) 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (4)  (1,587)  7,375   (9,830) 
Cash flows from financing activities:        
 Proceeds related to employee stock plans 5   4   355   281  
 Payments related to repurchases of common stock (1,212)  -   (10,039)  -  
 Payments related to tax on restricted stock units (344)  (622)  (1,475)  (1,904) 
 Dividends paid (98)  (100)  (398)  (399) 
 Principal payments on property and equipment and intangible assets (4)  (21)  (58)  (83) 
 Issuance of debt, net of issuance costs -   -   -   4,977  
 Repayment of debt -   -   -   (1,000) 
 Other (3)  (5)  (2)  (7) 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (1,656)  (744)  (11,617)  1,865  
Change in cash and cash equivalents 589   702   1,399   1,143  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 2,800   1,288   1,990   847  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$3,389  $1,990  $3,389  $1,990  

 NVIDIA CORPORATION
 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
 (In millions, except per share data)
 (Unaudited)
           
    Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended
    January 29, October 30, January 30, January 29, January 30,
     2023   2022   2022   2023   2022 
             
 GAAP gross profit$3,833  $3,177  $4,999  $15,356  $17,475 
   GAAP gross margin 63.3%   53.6%   65.4%   56.9%   64.9% 
  Acquisition-related and other costs (A) 120   120   86   455   344 
  Stock-based compensation expense (B) 30   32   39   138   141 
  IP-related costs  16   -   -   16   9 
 Non-GAAP gross profit$3,999  $3,329  $5,124  $15,965  $17,969 
   Non-GAAP gross margin 66.1%   56.1%   67.0%   59.2%   66.8% 
             
 GAAP operating expenses$2,576  $2,576  $2,029  $11,132  $7,434 
  Stock-based compensation expense (B) (709)  (713)  (512)  (2,572)  (1,863)
  Acquisition-related and other costs (A) (54)  (54)  (70)  (219)  (292)
  Restructuring costs and other (38)  (16)  -   (54)  - 
  Acquisition termination cost -   -   -   (1,353)  - 
  Legal settlement costs -   -   -   (7)  - 
  Contributions  -   -   -   (2)  - 
 Non-GAAP operating expenses$1,775  $1,793  $1,447  $6,925  $5,279 
             
 GAAP income from operations$1,257  $601  $2,970  $4,224  $10,041 
  Total impact of non-GAAP adjustments to income from operations 967   935   707   4,816   2,649 
 Non-GAAP income from operations$2,224  $1,536  $3,677  $9,040  $12,690 
             
 GAAP other income (expense), net$32  $12  $(105) $(43) $(100)
  (Gains) losses from non-affiliated investments 10   11   53   45   (99)
  Interest expense related to amortization of debt discount 1   1   -   5   3 
 Non-GAAP other income (expense), net$43  $24  $(52) $7  $(196)
             
 GAAP net income $1,414  $680  $3,003  $4,368  $9,752 
  Total pre-tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments 978   947   760   4,865   2,553 
  Income tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments (C) (218)  (171)  (330)  (867)  (712)
  Domestication tax adjustments -   -   7   -   (244)
  Foreign tax benefit -   -   (90)  -   (90)
 Non-GAAP net income$2,174  $1,456  $3,350  $8,366  $11,259 
             
 Diluted net income per share         
  GAAP $0.57  $0.27  $1.18  $1.74  $3.85 
  Non-GAAP $0.88  $0.58  $1.32  $3.34  $4.44 
             
 Weighted average shares used in diluted net income per share computation 2,477   2,499   2,545   2,507   2,535 
             
 GAAP net cash provided by operating activities$2,249  $392  $3,033  $5,641  $9,108 
  Purchases related to property and equipment and intangible assets (509)  (530)  (273)  (1,833)  (976)
  Principal payments on property and equipment and intangible assets (4)  (18)  (21)  (58)  (83)
 Free cash flow $1,736  $(156) $2,739  $3,750  $8,049 
             
  
             
 (A) Acquisition-related and other costs are comprised of amortization of intangible assets, transaction costs, and certain compensation charges and are included in the following line items:
    Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
    January 29, October 30, January 30, January 29, January 30,
     2023   2022   2022   2023   2022 
  Cost of revenue$120  $120  $86  $455  $344 
  Research and development$10  $10  $9  $39  $19 
  Sales, general and administrative$44  $44  $61  $180  $273 
             
 (B) Stock-based compensation consists of the following:   
    Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
    January 29, October 30, January 30, January 29, January 30,
     2023   2022   2022   2023   2022 
  Cost of revenue$30  $32  $39  $138  $141 
  Research and development$527  $530  $362  $1,892  $1,298 
  Sales, general and administrative$182  $183  $150  $680  $565 
 (C) Income tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments, including the recognition of excess tax benefits or deficiencies related to stock-based compensation under GAAP accounting standard (ASU 2016-09).

NVIDIA CORPORATION 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP OUTLOOK 
    
  
  Q1 FY2024 Outlook 
  ($ in millions) 
    
GAAP gross margin 64.1%  
 Impact of stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related costs, and other costs 2.4%  
Non-GAAP gross margin 66.5%  
    
GAAP operating expenses$2,525  
 Stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related costs, and other costs (750) 
Non-GAAP operating expenses$1,775  
    

About NVIDIASince its founding in 1993, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has been a pioneer in accelerated computing. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined computer graphics, ignited the era of modern AI and is fueling the creation of the metaverse. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry. More information at https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/.

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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: AI being at an inflection point, setting up for broad adoption reaching into every industry; seeing accelerated interest in the versatility and capabilities of generative AI; NVIDIA being set to help customers take advantage of breakthroughs in generative AI and large language models; NVIDIA’s new AI supercomputer being in full production; gaming recovering from the post-pandemic downturn; gamers enthusiastically embracing the new Ada architecture GPUs with AI neural rendering; partnering with leading cloud service providers to offer NVIDIA AI cloud service; customers being able to engage each layer of NVIDIA AI – the AI supercomputer, acceleration libraries software or pretrained generative AI models – as a cloud service; NVIDIA’s next quarterly cash dividend; NVIDIA’s financial outlook and expected tax rates for the first quarter of fiscal 2024; the benefits, impact, performance, and availability of our products and technologies, including the NVIDIA AI as a cloud service, GeForce RTX 40 Series, GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, DLSS 3, GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, NVIDIA Ada Lovelace, GeForce NOW Ultimate membership tier, GeForce RTX 4080, NVIDIA Reflex, NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIA DRIVE Orin and DRIVE Hyperion, and NVIDIA Isaac Sim; and the benefits and impact of our collaborations with Deutsche Bank, Dell Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz and Foxconn 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 most recent reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. 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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