- Record quarterly and full-year revenue for company, Gaming and Data Center
- Company quarterly revenue of $5.00 billion, up 61 percent year on year
- Company full-year revenue of $16.68 billion, up 53 percent
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported record revenue for the fourth quarter ended January 31, 2021, of $5.00 billion, up 61 percent from $3.11 billion a year earlier, and up 6 percent from $4.73 billion in the previous quarter. The company’s Gaming and Data Center platforms achieved record revenue for the quarter and year.
GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were a record $2.31, up 51 percent from $1.53 a year ago, and up 9 percent from $2.12 in the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $3.10, up 64 percent from $1.89 a year earlier, and up 7 percent from $2.91 in the previous quarter.
For fiscal 2021, revenue was a record $16.68 billion, up 53 percent from $10.92 billion a year earlier. GAAP earnings per diluted share were a record $6.90, up 53 percent from $4.52 a year earlier. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $10.00, up 73 percent from $5.79 a year earlier.
“Q4 was another record quarter, capping a breakout year for NVIDIA’s computing platforms,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Our pioneering work in accelerated computing has led to gaming becoming the world’s most popular entertainment, to supercomputing being democratized for all researchers, and to AI emerging as the most important force in technology.
“Demand for GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs is incredible. NVIDIA RTX has started a major upgrade cycle as gamers jump to ray tracing, DLSS and AI.
“Our A100 universal AI data center 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.
“Mellanox has expanded our footprint across the data center. And we are making good progress toward acquiring Arm, which will create enormous new opportunities for the entire ecosystem,” he said.
NVIDIA paid quarterly cash dividends of $99 million in the fourth quarter and $395 million in fiscal 2021. It will pay its next quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share on March 31, 2021, to all shareholders of record on March 10, 2021.
Q4 Fiscal 2021 Summary
|($ in millions, except earnings per share)||Q4 FY21||Q3 FY21||Q4 FY20||Q/Q||Y/Y|
|Revenue||$5,003||$4,726||$3,105||Up 6%||Up 61%|
|Gross margin||63.1||%||62.6||%||64.9||%||Up 50 bps||Down 180 bps|
|Operating expenses||$1,650||$1,562||$1,025||Up 6%||Up 61%|
|Operating income||$1,507||$1,398||$990||Up 8%||Up 52%|
|Net income||$1,457||$1,336||$950||Up 9%||Up 53%|
|Diluted earnings per share||$2.31||$2.12||$1.53||Up 9%||Up 51%|