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NVIDIA won’t be releasing its Q2 earnings until later this month, but investors should brace themselves for disappointing results in one of the company’s biggest segments. A press release shared by the company with preliminary financial results for Q2 2023 today can reveal that NVIDIA’s gaming revenue was “$2.04 billion, down 44% sequentially and down 33% from the prior year.” This is a relatively bad number, in that NVIDIA made $3.06 billion from gaming the previous year, per the company’s financial results for Q2 2022. Executives that include CEO Jensen Huang have cited “macroeconomic conditions” and “macroeconomic uncertainty” to explain some of the decline.

Revenue by Market Platform
($ in billions)
Q2 FY23
Preliminary Results
Q/QY/Y
Gaming$2.04Down 44%Down 33%
Data Center3.81Up 1%Up 61%
Professional Visualization0.50Down 20%Down 4%
Automotive0.22Up 59%Up 45%
OEM and Other0.13Down 12%Down 66%
Total$6.70Down 19%Up 3%

NVIDIA Announces Preliminary Financial Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2023

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced selected preliminary financial results for the second quarter ended July 31, 2022.

Second quarter revenue is expected to be approximately $6.70 billion, down 19% sequentially and up 3% from the prior year, primarily reflecting weaker than forecasted Gaming revenue. Gaming revenue was $2.04 billion, down 44% sequentially and down 33% from the prior year. Data Center revenue was $3.81 billion, up 1% sequentially and up 61% from the prior year.

The shortfall relative to the May revenue outlook of $8.10 billion was primarily attributable to lower sell-in of Gaming products reflecting a reduction in channel partner sales likely due to macroeconomic headwinds. In addition to reducing sell-in, the company implemented pricing programs with channel partners to reflect challenging market conditions that are expected to persist into the third quarter.

Data Center revenue, though a record, was somewhat short of the company’s expectations, as it was impacted by supply chain disruptions.

Second quarter results are expected to include approximately $1.32 billion of charges, primarily for inventory and related reserves, based on revised expectations of future demand.

“Our gaming product sell-through projections declined significantly as the quarter progressed,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “As we expect the macroeconomic conditions affecting sell-through to continue, we took actions with our Gaming partners to adjust channel prices and inventory.”

“NVIDIA has excellent products and position driving large and growing markets. As we navigate these challenges, we remain focused on the once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvent computing for the era of AI,” he said.

“The significant charges incurred in the quarter reflect previous long-term purchase commitments we made during a time of severe component shortages and our current expectation of ongoing macroeconomic uncertainty,” said Colette Kress, EVP and CFO of NVIDIA.

“We believe our long-term gross margin profile is intact. We have slowed operating expense growth, balancing investments for long-term growth while managing near-term profitability. We plan to continue stock buybacks as we foresee strong cash generation and future growth,” she said.

The rest of NVIDIA’s press release can be found in the source link below, including conference call and webcast information. NVIDIA will share its financial results for Q2 2023 on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET), as part of this webcast, which will be accessible via investor.nvidia.com.

Source: NVIDIA

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6 comments

  1. Lol åt "gaming".

    Gaming demand is just fine.

    It's the crypto sales that have tanked.

    Didn't they already get sued for conflating the two?
    It's cheaper to get sued than to be honest.
  2. The SEC settlement people are thinking of was from May, when Nvidia was charged for failing to disclose that a significant portion of revenue from its gaming business resulted from (gaming) cards sold to miners. The amount of the settlement was a whopping $5.5M.

    It's worth noting that these charges relate to activity from 2017:
    The SEC’s order finds that, during consecutive quarters in NVIDIA’s fiscal year 2018, the company failed to disclose that cryptomining was a significant element of its material revenue growth from the sale of its graphics processing units (GPUs) designed and marketed for gaming.
    https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2022-79-0

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