The tech giant reported earnings and sales that topped analyst expectations and provided a strong forecast for the ongoing quarter
For fiscal Q4 2022, Nvidia announced an adjusted EPS of $1.32 compared to the $1.22 expected, up 69% year-over-year. At the same time, revenue came in at $7.64 billion, versus $7.42 billion touted, marking a 53% year-over-year increase. For the whole fiscal 2022, Nvidia reported record revenue of $26.91 billion, up 61% from the previous year’s figures.
The company’s data center business reported the most significant year-over-year increase – 71% - as cloud providers and enterprises turned to its graphic processors. The segment had sales of $3.26 billion.
However, gaming was still Nvidia’s largest market, as its latest GeForce graphic processors are ideal for playing advanced computer games. Sales rose 37% year-over-year to $3.42 billion.
In a sign of how Nvidia is handling supply chain issues, the company said it had $9 billion in long-term supply obligations, significantly higher than $2.54 billion a year ago. According to CEO Jensen Huang, Nvidia expects supply to improve each and every quarter going forward. In fiscal Q4 2022, Nvidia paid quarterly cash dividends of $100 million. Dividend payments rose to $399 million for the entire fiscal year.
For fiscal Q1 2023, Nvidia said it expects revenue of $8.1 billion, higher than the analyst outlook of $7.29 billion, due to the “exceptional” demand for its chips used for AI and other intensive applications.
Sources: cnbc.com, globenewswire.com