NVIDIA announced its fiscal Q3 2014 results. Last quarter the company pulled in a net income of $118.7 million on revenue of $1.054 billion. Compared to the previous quarter earnings and revenue are up but net income is down 43.2 percent versus the same period last year.
For the current quarter, NVIDIA anticipates revenue to be $1.05 billion, plus or minus two percent.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2014, ended Oct. 27, 2013, of $1.054 billion, up 7.9 percent from $977.2 million in the previous quarter.
GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.20, up 25.0 percent from $0.16 in the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.26, up 13.0 percent from $0.23 in the previous quarter.
NVIDIA also announced a 13 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.085 per share ($0.34 per share on an annual basis) from $0.075 per share ($0.30 per share on an annual basis). NVIDIA will pay its next quarterly cash dividend of $0.085 per share on Dec. 13, 2013, to all stockholders of record on Nov. 21, 2013.
NVIDIA intends to return $1 billion in fiscal 2015 through stock repurchases and quarterly dividend payments. The company's board of directors has authorized an additional $1 billion under the company's stock repurchase program for a total of $1.286 billion available through the end of January 2016.
"Visual computing is increasingly important to more and more markets," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of NVIDIA. "It's creating demand for GPUs and opening up large opportunities. The proof can be seen in the proliferation of Tegra into new verticals like automotive and set-top boxes, in our all-time high Quadro and Tesla revenues, and in the record number of customer trials for our GRID datacenter initiative. At a time when many are struggling with the decline in the mainstream PC market, our visual computing leadership has positioned us well to grow with the accelerating adoption of GPUs in the cloud and the world of connected devices."
*Non-GAAP earnings excluded stock-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, other acquisition-related costs or credits, a restructuring charge in the third quarter of fiscal 2014, a legal settlement charge in the second quarter of fiscal 2014, and the tax impact associated with such items.
The company's previously announced $750 million accelerated stock repurchase was completed on Oct. 22 with the delivery of an additional 14.6 million shares. In aggregate, we received 51.5 million shares at an average price of $14.56 per share. The common stock delivered to NVIDIA was placed into treasury stock.