Nvidia says its quarterly sales topped £3.5 billion for the first time

Written by: Wajeeh Khan
February 24, 2021
  • Nvidia says its quarterly sales topped £3.5 billion for the first time.
  • The U.S. tech firm now expects up to £3.83 billion of revenue in Q1.
  • Nvidia shares were 1.5% up in after-hours trading on Wednesday.

Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA) said on Wednesday that its sales in the fiscal fourth quarter topped £3.5 billion for the first time, on the back of robust demand for gaming chips.

Nvidia shares, that you can learn to buy online here, were reported about 1.5% up in after-hours trading on Wednesday. Including the price action, the stock is now trading at a per-share price of £415.66 after recovering from a low of £139 per share in March 2020.

Nvidia’s Q4 financial results versus analysts’ estimates

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Nvidia said that its net income in the fourth quarter came in at £1.03 billion, that translates to £1.63 per share. In the same quarter last year, its net income was capped at a lower £671.87 million or £1.08 per share. In separate news from the U.S., theme park operator, Six Flags Entertainment Corp, also reported its quarterly financial results on Wednesday.

On an adjusted basis, the American multinational earned £2.19 per share in Q4 versus the year-ago figure of £1.34 per share. Nvidia said that it generated roughly £3.55 billion of revenue in the recent quarter that represents a 61% annualised growth.

According to FactSet, experts had forecast the company to report £3.41 billion of revenue in the fourth quarter. Their estimate for adjusted per-share earnings stood at a lower £1.99. Nvidia’s sales had surpassed £3 billion in the prior quarter (Q3).

Other prominent figures in Nvidia’s earnings report on Wednesday include a 67% increase in gaming sales and a close to 100% growth in data-centre sales. Both segments beat analysts’ estimates for sales in Q4.

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Chief Executive Jensen Huang’s comments on Wednesday

CEO Jensen Huang commented on the financial report on Wednesday and said:

“Our A100 universal AI data centre GPUs are ramping strongly across cloud-service providers and vertical industries. Thousands of companies across the world are applying Nvidia AI to create cloud-connected products with AI services that will transform the world’s largest industries. We are seeing the smartphone moment for every industry.”

For the fiscal first quarter, Nvidia now expects up to £3.83 billion of revenue. Analysts, on the other hand, are calling for £3.18 billion.

Nvidia performed massively upbeat in the stock market last year with an annual gain of close to 120%. At the time of writing, the technology company is valued at about £254 billion and has a price to earnings ratio of 94.77.