The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 27 (Q4), NVIDIA met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
NVIDIA reported revenue of $1.11 billion. The 30 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $1.10 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $953.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.35. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.29 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.28 for Q4 were 56% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.18 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 52.9%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.6%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.7%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.07 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.52 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.16.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 5,375 members out of 5,605 rating the stock outperform, and 230 members rating it underperform. Among 1,190 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,160 give NVIDIA a green thumbs-up, and 30 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NVIDIA is hold, with an average price target of $15.28.
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