The unbeatable giant of cutting-edge graphic processing units (GPU), NVIDIA, revealed third-quarter earnings that are even better than the expert's most optimistic projections.
NVIDIA released its third-quarter results with a net income of $9.2 million, which is a significant increase compared to last year. The revenue reached the top of the roof with a 206% increase at $18.1 billion compared to last year and an increase of 36% compared to last quarter. Wall Street predicted revenue of 16 billion dollars, which is 2.1 billion dollars less than the actual figure.
The massive quarter result for NVIDIA is fueled by its data center business. Contributing 14.51 billion dollars alone to the financials. This phenomenal increase in earnings is mainly due to the growing data center industry, in which NVIDIA has made significant investments and advancements. As businesses depend more on data centers to store, manage, and process data sets, the need for high-performance GPUs has escalated.
NVIDIA’s success in this thriving section is supported by the position of the company as a perfect solution for data center needs, thanks to its unconventional technological stand and AI advancement. If we compare to last year's quarter-three results, NVIDIA’s data center business stood at 3.8 billion dollars in revenue in 2023. A year later, with a whopping increase of approximately 11 billion dollars, the revenue stood at $14.51 billion. Analysts believe that among other chip makers, NVIDIA is the best candidate to leverage the surge of interest in AI, all because of the company's brand value and as much as 95% market share.
Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, highlighted NVIDIA AI, NVIDIA GPU, and NVIDIA CPU as the key growth bulls. He also said, “Our strong growth represents the wide field platform transition from general-purpose to accelerated computing. AI is taking off.”
Overview of the Financial Performance of NVIDIA
- The company's total assets increased to $54.5 billion.
- Earnings increased to $4.02 per share.
- $2.86 billion is contributed by the gaming sector.
- An increase of 20.4% is observed in gross margin.
The company expects an increase of approximately only $2 billion in revenue in the next quarter, as global trade restrictions affect the company's position to export chips. The company is also confident in maintaining a sturdy gross margin along with a good command over net income.
Colette Kress, NVIDIA’s finance chief office, said in a letter to shareholders, “We expect that our sales to these destinations will decline significantly in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, though we believe the decline will be more than offset by strong growth in other regions."
However, leading stock analyst Hans Mosesmann is confident that NVIDIA’s share price will double in 12 months. Mosesmann has set a target of $1100 by next year, the highest by any stock analyst.
NVIDIA has established itself as the unbeatable dominant force. With positive quarter results along with a strong hold on technology and a staggering 95% market share, NVIDIA could reach new heights.