NVIDIA announced a net income of $147 million on revenue of $1.14 billion for its fiscal Q4 2014. Revenue is up 8.6 percent versus the previous quarter while income rose 25 percent. Compared to the same period the year before the number look a bit less rosy, revenue is up 3 percent but earnings are down 16 percent year-over-year.
Adjusted net income comes in at 32 cents per share.
Analysts polled by FactSet expected NVIDIA to post earnings of 18 cents per share on revenue of $1.05 billion.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, ended Jan. 26, 2014, of $1.14 billion, up 8.6 percent from $1.05 billion in the previous quarter.
GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.25, up 25 percent from $0.20 in the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.32, up 23 percent from $0.26 in the previous quarter.
"Quarterly revenue came in well above our outlook, driven by PC gaming, capping an outstanding year for our GPU business," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of NVIDIA. "Tesla and Quadro both achieved record annual revenue. GRID cloud technology is being evaluated at hundreds of large enterprises worldwide. And Tegra K1 is disrupting the auto industry, paving the way to self-piloted cars. The groundbreaking work we are doing in visual computing is expanding the opportunities for our GPUs."
During the quarter, NVIDIA repurchased $37 million of stock and paid a dividend of $0.085 per share, equivalent to $48 million. During the year, NVIDIA returned $1.07 billion to shareholders -- $887 million towards the repurchase of 62 million shares and dividend payments totaling $181 million. NVIDIA will pay its next quarterly cash dividend of $0.085 per share on Mar. 20, 2014, to all shareholders of record on Feb. 27, 2014.
Revenue for the full year was $4.13 billion. GAAP earnings per diluted share for the year were $0.74 and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share for the year were $0.99.
NVIDIA's outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 is as follows:
Revenue is expected to be $1.05 billion, plus or minus two percent.
GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be approximately 54.2 percent and 54.5 percent, respectively.
GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $454 million; non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $413 million.
GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates for the first quarter and annual fiscal 2015 are both expected to be 20 percent, plus or minus one percent. If the U.S. R&D tax credit is renewed, the tax rate is expected to be 16 percent.
Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $45 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015.