Preliminary second-quarter revenue of $6.7 billion vs. forecasts of $8.1 billion. Shortfall vs. outlook driven primarily by weaker gaming revenue management to discuss financial results and outlook on Aug. 24 earnings call
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 $6.7 billion, down 19% sequentially and up 3% year-over-year, primarily reflecting weaker-than-expected gaming revenue. Gaming revenue was $2.04 billion, down 44% sequentially and down 33% year-over-year. Data center revenue was $3.81 billion, up 1% sequentially and up 61% year-over-year.
The shortfall relative to May revenue forecasts of $8.1 billion was primarily attributed to lower sales of gaming products reflecting reduced channel partner sales likely due to macroeconomic headwinds. In addition to reducing sales, the company implemented pricing programs with channel partners to reflect difficult market conditions that are expected to persist in the third quarter.
Data center revenue, while a record, was slightly below the company’s expectations as it was hit 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 sales projections declined significantly as the quarter progressed,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “As we expect macroeconomic conditions affecting sales to continue, we took steps with our Gaming partners to adjust channel pricing and inventory.
“NVIDIA has great products and a position that drives large and growing markets. As we navigate these challenges, we remain focused on the once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvent computing for the age of AI,” he to say.
“The significant charges incurred during the quarter reflect previous long-term purchase commitments we made during a time of severe component shortages and our current expectation of macroeconomic uncertainty,” said Colette Kress, executive vice president and chief financial officer of NVIDIA.
“We believe our long-term gross margin profile is intact. We have restrained the growth of operating expenses, balancing investments for long-term growth and managing short-term profitability. We plan to continue share repurchases already that we anticipate strong cash generation and future growth,” he said.
1 Announced in May 2022 in connection with the company’s press release announcing its fiscal first quarter 2023 financial results.
Preliminary results for the second quarter ended July 31, 2022 are an estimate, based on information available to management as of the date of this release, and are subject to further change upon completion of standard closing procedures of the company’s quarter and year. . This update does not present all of the information necessary to understand NVIDIA’s financial position as of the date of this release, or the results of operations for the second quarter. As NVIDIA completes its quarter-end financial close process and finalizes its financial statements for the quarter, it will need to make significant judgments in several areas. NVIDIA may identify items that require adjustments to the preliminary financial information set forth above, and such changes may be material. NVIDIA does not intend to update this financial information prior to the release of its second quarter financial statement information, which is currently scheduled for August 24, 2022.
Conference call and webcast information
NVIDIA will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 24 at 2:00 PM PT (5:00 PM ET) to discuss its fiscal 2023 second quarter financial results.
The call will be webcast live (in listen-only mode). investor.nvidia.com. The company’s prepared remarks will be followed by a question and answer session, which will be limited to questions from financial analysts and institutional investors.
Prior to the call, NVIDIA will provide written comments on its second quarter results from its chief financial officer, Colette Kress. This material will be published in investor.nvidia.com immediately after the company’s results are publicly announced at approximately 1:20 PM PT.
The webcast will be recorded and may be replayed leading up to the company’s conference call to discuss fiscal 2023 third quarter financial results.
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