This afternoon, NVIDIA announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2019 fiscal year. Revenue was up 21% year-over-year to $3.181 billion. NVIDIA had margins this quarter of 60.4%, up 0.9% from the same time last year. Operating income for the quarter was $1.058 billion, up 18% from a year ago, and due to a booked tax benefit of $149 million, net income was $1.23 billion, up 47% from a year ago. Earnings per share came in at $1.97, up 48%.

NVIDIA Q3 2019 Financial Results (GAAP)
  Q3'2019 Q2'2018 Q3'2018 Q/Q Y/Y
Revenue $3181M $3123M $2636M +2% +21%
Gross Margin 60.4% 63.3% 59.5% -2.9% +0.9%
Operating Income $1058M $1157M $895M -9% +18%
Net Income $1230M $1101M $838M +12% +47%
EPS $1.97 $1.76 $1.33 +12% +48%

Gaming revenue is still by far the largest part of NVIDIA’s earnings, with gaming revenue up 13% year-over-year to $1.764 million. NVIDIA of course released the GeForce RTX lineup this quarter, leapfrogging itself to remain at the top of the performance charts. However due to the quick fall of crypto currency, NVIDIA does have excess channel inventory of its older products due to vendors overstocking to try and keep up with the crypto boom which fell off so suddenly, but they expect to clear out that inventory soon.

Professional visualization had revenues of $305 million for the quarter, up 27.6% from Q3 2018. NVIDIA released Quadro RTX based on the new Turing architecture.

NVIDIA’s Datacenter group continues its rapid growth, delivering revenue of $792 million this quarter, up from $501 million a year ago, or a 58% gain. The company has delivered a lot of new products in this space over the last year, and has done an amazing job of delivering platforms for the fastest growing areas of computing.

Automotive based revenue was $172 million for the quarter, up 19.4% from Q3 2018. The company has achieved design wins for level-2 autopilot with Toyota, Volvo, and Isuzu, and have started production on Xavier which is the first single-chip autopilot SoC.

OEM & IP revenue was $148 million for the quarter, down from $191 million a year ago.

NVIDIA Quarterly Revenue Comparison (GAAP)
($ in millions)
In millions Q3'2019 Q2'2018 Q3'2018 Q/Q Y/Y
Gaming $1764 $1805 $1561 -2.3% +13.0%
Professional Visualization $305 $281 $239 +8.5% +27.6%
Datacenter $792 $760 $501 +4.2% +58.1%
Automotive $172 $161 $144 +6.8% +19.4%
OEM & IP $148 $116 $191 +27.6% -22.5%

Looking ahead to Q4 2019, NVIDIA is expecting revenues of $2.7 billion, plus or minus 2%. That would compare to $2.9 billion in Q4 2018.

Source: NVIDIA Investor Relations

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  • austinsguitar - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    year summary. scarcity sales, and nvidia made serious bank in 2018. okay.
  • neblogai - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    Are the dates correct in the last sentence?
  • jeremyshaw - Friday, November 16, 2018 - link

    Fiscal Year.
  • Valantar - Friday, November 16, 2018 - link

    I could never understand why one would operate with a fiscal year different from the actual calendar year. How does it do _anything_ except create confusion?
  • JKflipflop98 - Friday, November 16, 2018 - link

    This is how accountants keep themselves in a job.
  • Qwertilot - Friday, November 16, 2018 - link

    It takes at least a *little* time to add up and check all the accounts for a company this big :)
  • mode_13h - Friday, November 16, 2018 - link

    My guess is that since the law allows it, they do it to split their best and/or worst quarters to smooth out the peaks/troughs.
  • Da W - Friday, November 16, 2018 - link

    Usually has to do with the date the company started doing buisness, year 1, makes a full year.
  • imaheadcase - Friday, November 16, 2018 - link

    Its easy to remember, its just every 3 months.
    The thing i don't understand is the stock market in general, this is all good news, but the stock tanked after. lol
  • saratoga4 - Friday, November 16, 2018 - link

    Good results for the past quarter mean that existing shareholders made money, not necessarily that new ones will. The fall in stock price basically means that current/future stockholders think the next quarter won't be as profitable as they were expecting.

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