NVIDIA Reports Record Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2008

Company Achieves Record Revenue, Record Net Income, and Record Gross Margin

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 ended July 29, 2007.


For the second quarter of fiscal 2008, revenue increased to a record $935.3 million compared to $687.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2007, an increase of 36 percent. Net income computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 was a record $172.7 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, an increase of 99 percent compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2007. GAAP gross margin improved by 280 basis points from a year ago to a record 45.3 percent.

Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2008, which excludes stock-based compensation charges and the associated tax impact, was $198.1 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, an increase of 77 percent compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2007. Non-GAAP gross margin improved to a record 45.6 percent, an increase of 290 basis points from a year ago.

For the six months ended July 29, 2007, revenue increased to a record $1.78 billion compared to $1.37 billion for the six months ended July 30, 2006, an increase of 30 percent. GAAP net income for the six months ended July 29, 2007 was $305.0 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, compared to $178.8 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, for the six months ended July 30, 2006.

Non-GAAP net income for the six months ended July 29, 2007, which excludes stock-based compensation charges and the associated tax impact, was $362.5 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, compared to $223.2 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, for the six months ended July 30, 2006.

"NVIDIA delivered an outstanding quarter, with record revenue, record gross margin, and record net income. These results reflect the growing importance of the GPU as well as great execution across the company," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "Our ongoing strategy to extend the reach of the GPU is paying off. There is a fast-growing universe of applications that rely on the processing capability of the GPU, from 3D design and styling tools, video and photo editing software, 3D maps, and video games, to the user interfaces of the Mac and Vista. The GPU can surely enhance the computing experience for everyone, from artists, engineers, and scientists, to gamers and everyday PC users."

"As the leading and only dedicated GPU company in the world, our opportunity has never been more exciting as the number of applications and digital devices that benefit from the GPU continues to grow," Mr. Huang added.

    Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Highlights:
     *  The GeForce(R) desktop and notebook product lines each achieved record
        revenue. The desktop GPU product line grew 37 percent year-over-year,
        and the notebook GPU product line grew 129 percent from last year.
     *  NVIDIA continued to capture leading share in five GPU categories,
        according to Mercury Research:
        *  Total Standalone - 66 percent
        *  Total Desktop Standalone - 65 percent
        *  DirectX 9 - 64 percent
        *  DirectX 10 - 75 percent
        *  Total Notebook Standalone - 68 percent
     *  In May, NVIDIA announced its most comprehensive and successful
        notebook GPU offerings to date. The new GeForce 8M Series GPUs are now
        available on the new Santa Rosa platform from top PC OEMs such as
        Acer, Apple, ASUS, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba. The two
        most notable design wins are the new Lenovo ThinkPad T-Series,
        NVIDIA's first ever with Lenovo ThinkPad, and the new Apple MacBook
        Pro notebooks.
     *  In June, NVIDIA launched the Tesla(TM) product line, its entry into
        the high-performance computing industry. HPC Wire, the most recognized
        and accessed news and information site covering the entire ecosystem
        of high productivity computing, named the Tesla product line as one of
        the most significant launches in the HPC industry in the first half of
        2007. The Tesla family consists of the C870 GPU Computing Processor,
        the D870 Deskside Supercomputer, and the S870 1U Computing Server.
     *  The NVIDIA nForce(R) 650i SLI(TM) motherboard powers the new Maximum
        PC Dream Machine 2007. This is the third consecutive year in which an
        nForce product has been selected as the Dream Machine motherboard of
        choice. Maximum PC, the number one magazine for home computing
        enthusiasts, chose the nForce 650i SLI motherboard because of its
        over-clocking ability with quad-core CPUs and SLI technology support.
     *  NVIDIA introduced an entirely new line of G8X-based next-generation
        professional notebook GPUs -- the NVIDIA Quadro(R) FX 1600M, 570M, and
        360M products. Each features the Unified Shader Architecture, Shader
        Model 4.0, and GPU Computing capabilities.

NVIDIA will conduct a conference call with analysts and investors to discuss its second quarter fiscal 2008 financial results and current financial prospects today at 2:00 P.M. Pacific Time (5:00 P.M. Eastern Time). To listen to the call, please dial (212) 231-2901. A live Web cast (listen-only mode) of the conference call will be held at the NVIDIA investor relations Web site www.nvidia.com/ir and at http://www.streetevents.com. The Web cast will be recorded and available for replay until the Company's conference call to discuss its financial results for its third quarter fiscal 2008.

Non-GAAP Measures

To supplement the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income presented in accordance with GAAP, we use non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP diluted net income per share. In order for our investors to be better able to compare our current results with those of previous periods, we have shown a reconciliation of GAAP to non- GAAP financial measures. These reconciliations adjust the related GAAP financial measures to exclude stock-based compensation, a non-recurring credit associated with the net cumulative impact of estimating forfeitures as a result of the adoption of SFAS 123R, and the associated tax impact, where applicable. We believe the presentation of our non-GAAP financial measures enhances the user's overall understanding of our historical financial performance. The presentation of our non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, and our non-GAAP measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.


NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the growing importance and uses for the GPU; our strategy; our opportunities; and the use of non-GAAP financial measures are forward- looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: slower than expected growth of a target market; the impact of technological development and competition; delays in the development of new products or technologies; manufacturing or software defects; our reliance on third-party manufacturers; whether customers continue to adopt our technologies and products; general industry trends; changes in industry standards and interfaces as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the period ended April 29, 2007. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our Web site and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

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