NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) is a technology company. The Company focuses on Personal Computing (PC) graphics, graphics processing unit (GPU) and also on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Company operates in four business segments:
Largest profit contributors are Gaming (53.75%) and Datacenter (22.19%).
Source: Thomson Reuters
NVDA reported better than expected results for 1Q19
NVDA continues to fire on all cylinders, growing their core segment of gaming by almost 66% YoY while also growing their new segments by double digits like Datacenter by 71%. NVDA’s chip offerings continue to be in the perfect storm of technological advancement, being applicable in high growth sectors like AI, Cloud computing and Automotive vehicles. The company’s shares fell in the trading session after reporting their latest quarter. This despite impressive growth numbers, potentially due to them guiding that revenue from cryptocurrency mining is likely to fall 65% in the next quarter. However, revenue from cryptocurrency mining accounts for less than 10% of revenue and given NVDA’s growth in other segments, we do not believe that waning revenue from cryptocurrency will have material impact on their business. As such, we are positive in the long run for NVDA but feel there may be short term volatility as the stock has run hot for quite a while.
1. Gaming revenue was up 68% YoY: NVDA saw revenue from gaming GPU sale grow 68% YoY to USD1.72bn, citing continued strong demand from the gaming market as new popular games, such as Fortnite and Final Fantasy XV, attracted a new wave of gamers to their GeForce platform. The company sees the trend towards more graphically intensive, higher production value games which would require higher end GPUs to render. NVDA also announced their real time ray tracing technology, NVIDIA RTX, which can offer movie like graphics in real time. They also revealed that supply was tight earlier in the quarter, due to cryptocurrency mining demand taking supply away from their core demographic, gamers. However, they cited that they were eventually able to fulfil most of the demand with crypto-specific GPUs, which defended a vast majority of the supply for gamers. Despite that, the company believes that there is still pent up demand from gamers for more GPUs due to the explosion of popularity from Fortnite and Player Unknown’s Battleground (PUBG). They also cited that they expected crypto specific revenue to be down by 2/3 in the next quarter. NVDA reported that crypto-specific revenue came in at USD289mn, but guided that they expected it to fall to about USD100mn. Seeing as the growth in its core segment is so high, we believe that the fall in crypto related revenue to be immaterial.
2. Datacenter revenue increased 71% YoY: Datacenter grew revenue by 71% to USD701mn. NVDA announced advancements to AI deep learning and AI inference. Demand was strong as NVDA announced that in the public cloud segment, Microsoft Azure joined Amazon, IBM, Oracle and Google Cloud in using its Tesla V100. The company also revealed their TensorRT 4, which accelerates AI deep learning inference up to 190 times faster than CPUs for applications like computer vision, speech recognition speech synthesis and recommendation systems. NVDA mentioned that with the TensorRT 4, their market reach has expanded to 30 million hyperscale servers worldwide. The Company also mentioned that they now view the total addressable market for datacenter applications to reach USD50bn by 2023 and that the total number of developers adopting their accelerated computing platform has grown 72% YoY to 850,000.