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About NVDA

NVIDIA Corporation is a personal computer (PC) gaming market. The Company’s segments include Graphics and Compute & Networking. The Graphics segment includes GeForce graphics processing units (GPUs) for gaming and PCs, the GeForce NOW game streaming service and related infrastructure, and solutions for gaming platforms; Quadro/NVIDIA RTX GPUs for enterprise workstation graphics; virtual GPU software for cloud-based visual and virtual computing; automotive platforms for infotainment systems, and Omniverse software for building three-dimensional (3D) designs and virtual worlds. The Compute & Networking segment includes Data Center platforms and systems for artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing (HPC), and accelerated computing; Mellanox networking and interconnect solutions; automotive AI Cockpit, autonomous driving development agreements, and autonomous vehicle solutions; cryptocurrency mining processors (CMP); Jetson for robotics, and NVIDIA AI Enterprise.

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What is NVDA and what does it stand for?

NVDA is the ticker code for Nvidia Corporation. You may associate Nvidia with the graphics cards that revolutionised computer gaming, but there's plenty more on display here.

Founded in 1993 by Chris Malachowsky, Curtis Priem and CEO Jensen Huang, Nvidia “sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionised parallel computing.

Nvidia is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. It operates worldwide as a fabless company, meaning they design their products but outsource all manufacturing.

How does NVDA make money?

Nvidia is best known for designing graphics processing units (GPUs) and system on a chip (SoCs) units for the automotive and mobile computing markets. Nvidia’s products are used in a wide variety of fields including gaming, professional visualisation, data centres and automotive markets. 

Nvidia reports revenue through two major business segments. Graphics is Nvidia’s largest revenue generator accounting for over US$3.0b. The second source of revenue is Compute & Networking

Nvidia’s Graphics segment sees revenue from the sale of GeForce graphics cards, cloud gaming and its related infrastructure, workstations for enterprise professionals, vGPU software and infrastructure as well as software solutions for self-driving cars and autonomous vehicles.

Nvidia’s Compute & Networking segment earns revenue from data centre solutions, networking solutions, automotive AI and development agreements, Jetson for robotics and embedded developer kits and modules.

When does NVDA report earnings? 

Nvidia usually reports earnings on a quarterly basis in January, April, July and October. Their annual reports are usually released in January covering the U.S. fiscal year. 

Is NVDA a profitable company?

Yes, NVDA’s earnings data shows it to be a profitable company

Its revenue has grown continuously for the best part of a decade. Nvidia’s revenue sat at close to US$4.0b in 2012. In 2021, its revenue sat at US$16.7b for an annual compound growth rate over 9 years of 17%.

Earnings per share (EPS) have also been strong, leaping from US$1.21 in 2018 to US$1.66 in 2019, a slight drop to US$1.13 in 2020 and a strong bounce back to US$1.73 in 2021.

In their February 2022 quarterly report, Nvidia reported that revenue was up year-on-year to $US7.64b.

Nvidia holds $US21.2b of cash on its books.

Does NVDA stock pay dividends? 

Yes, NVDA pays a small dividend of $US0.04 per share on a quarterly basis.

Who are NVDA’s biggest customers and competitors?

Nvidia has previously partnered with Toyota, Baidu, Sony, Didi, Cruise, Volvo, dSpace, BlackBerry, TomTom and many others on projects. Some of Nvidia’s current customers include Amazon, Meta Platforms, Alphabet and Tesla.

Nvidia’s current competitors include Advanced Micro Devices, Intel Corporation, Xilinx, Alphabet, Amazon, Ambarella, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Renesas Electronics, Samsung and many more.

How much of the GPU chip market share does NVDA have?

According to Jon Peddie Research, Nvidia is dominating the chip market at 83% as of 2021. Its biggest competitor, Advanced Micro Devices, only holds 17% of the market.

What type of stock is NVDA? 

NVDA is a technology stock. The semiconductor company is the market leader in gaming graphics processing units (GPUs).

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