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NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2013

SANTA CLARA, CA, May 11, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA)

--  Revenue of $924.9 million.
--  GAAP net income was $60.4 million, or $0.10 per diluted share.
    Non-GAAP net income was $97.5 million, or $0.16 per diluted share.
--  GAAP gross margin was 50.1 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin was 50.4
    percent.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue of $924.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 ended Apr. 29, 2012.

"Kepler GPUs are accelerating our business," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of NVIDIA. "Our newly launched desktop products are winning some of the best reviews we've ever had. Notebook GPUs had a record quarter. And Tegra is on a growth track again, driven by great mobile device wins and the upcoming Windows on ARM launch.

"Graphics is more important than ever. Look for exciting news next week at the GPU Technology Conference as we reveal new ways that the GPU will enhance mobile and cloud computing," he said.


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                                       Q1 FY13   Q4 FY12   Q1 FY13   Q4 FY12

 (in millions except per share data)    GAAP      GAAP    NON-GAAP  NON-GAAP
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Revenue                                 $924.9    $953.2    $924.9    $953.2
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Gross margin                             50.1%     51.4%     50.4%     52.5%
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Operating expenses                      $390.5    $367.7    $348.0    $325.2
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Net income                               $60.4    $116.0     $97.5    $158.1
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Earnings per share                       $0.10     $0.19     $0.16     $0.26
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Outlook

Our outlook for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 is as follows:

--  Revenue is expected to be between $990 million and $1.05 billion.


--  GAAP gross margin is expected to be 51.2 percent, plus or minus one
    percentage point. Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be 51.5
    percent, plus or minus one percentage point.


--  GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $418 million.
    Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $354
    million.


    GAAP operating expenses for the second quarter are expected to
    include a one-time charge related to a corporate donation to Stanford
    Hospital of $25 million, payable over a 10-year period. We are joining
    Stanford's initiative, along with other corporations in the high-tech
    community, including Apple, eBay, HP, Intel, Intuit and Oracle, to
    build a leading-edge health care institution.


--  GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates are expected to be approximately 20
    percent, plus or minus one percent, for the second quarter and fiscal
    year, excluding any discrete tax events that may occur during the
    quarter, which, if realized, may increase or decrease our GAAP and
    non-GAAP tax rates. If the U.S. research tax credit is reinstated into
    tax law, we estimate our annual effective tax rate for the fiscal year
    2013 to be approximately 16 percent.


We estimate depreciation and amortization for the second quarter to be approximately $55 million to $57 million. Capital expenditures are expected to be in the range of $35 to $45 million.

Diluted shares for the second quarter are expected to be approximately 628 million.

First Quarter Fiscal 2013 and Recent Highlights:

--  NVIDIA launched its new Kepler(TM)-architecture GPUs to rave
    reviews. Products included the GeForce(R) GTX 670, GeForce GTX 680,
    the dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690, and the notebook range of GeForce 600M
    GPUs.


--  The first Ultrabook with an NVIDIA(R) GPU, the Acer Aspire Timeline
    M3, launched on March 6.


--  NVIDIA's first Tegra(R) 3 phone launched on Feb. 26, the HTC One X,
    to wide acclaim in the media. Tegra 3 phones are available from 22
    carriers in Europe and Asia.



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                     GAAP Quarterly Financial Comparison
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   (in millions except per share data)     Q1 FY13   Q4 FY12        Q/Q
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Revenue                                     $924.9    $953.2         down 3%
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Gross margin                                 50.1%     51.4%   down 1.3 p.p.
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Operating expenses                          $390.5    $367.7         up 6.2%
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Net income                                   $60.4    $116.0      down 47.9%
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Earnings per share                           $0.10     $0.19      down 47.4%
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               Non-GAAP Quarterly Financial Comparison*
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(in millions except per share data)  Q1 FY13   Q4 FY12       Q/Q
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Revenue                               $924.9    $953.2        down 3%
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Gross margin                           50.4%     52.5%   down 2.1 p.p
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Operating expenses                    $348.0    $325.2          up 7%
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Net income                             $97.5    $158.1     down 38.3%
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Earnings per share                     $0.16     $0.26     down 38.5%
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* Non-GAAP earnings excluded stock-based compensation, amortization
of acquisition-related intangible assets, other acquisition-related
costs, a legal settlement in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, and
the tax impact associated with such items.


CFO Commentary Commentary on the quarter by Karen Burns, NVIDIA interim chief financial officer, is available at www.nvidia.com/ir.

Conference Call and webcast Information NVIDIA will conduct a conference call with analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter fiscal 2013 financial results and current financial prospects today at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time (8:00 a.m. Eastern Time). To listen to the call, please dial (706) 679 2572. A live webcast (listen-only mode) of the conference call will be accessible at the NVIDIA investor relations web site www.nvidia.com/ir and at www.streetevents.com. The webcast will be recorded and available for replay until the company's conference call to discuss its financial results for its second quarter fiscal 2013.

Non-GAAP Measures To supplement NVIDIA's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets presented in accordance with GAAP, the company uses non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP income tax expense, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP net income, or earnings, per share. In order for NVIDIA's investors to be better able to compare its current results with those of previous periods, the company has shown a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures. These reconciliations adjust the related GAAP financial measures to exclude a non-recurring charge related to a legal settlement, stock-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, other acquisition-related costs, a non-recurring contribution expense, and the associated tax impact of these items, where applicable. NVIDIA believes the presentation of its non-GAAP financial measures enhances the user's overall understanding of the company's historical financial performance. The presentation of the company's non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the company's financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, and our non-GAAP measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

About NVIDIA NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers. NVIDIA's mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing. The company has more than 4,500 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to statements as to: the impact of Kepler GPUs on our business; reviews of our newly launched desktop products; the growth of Tegra, driven by great mobile device wins and the upcoming Windows on ARM launch; important news at our GPU Technology Conference; new ways that the GPU will enhance mobile and cloud computing; the company's financial outlook for the second quarter of fiscal 2013; the company's tax rate for the second quarter and fiscal year 2013; and the effects of the company's patents on modern computing are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2012. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company's website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

Copyright 2012 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, GeForce, Kepler, and Tegra are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.



                             NVIDIA CORPORATION
                 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                    (In thousands, except per share data)
                                 (Unaudited)

                                                      Three Months Ended
                                                 ---------------------------
                                                   April 29,       May 1,
                                                      2012          2011
                                                 ------------- -------------

Revenue                                          $     924,877 $     962,039
Cost of revenue                                        461,513       477,536
                                                 ------------- -------------
Gross profit                                           463,364       484,503
Operating expenses
  Research and development                             283,902       231,524
  Sales, general and administrative                    106,636        98,117
                                                 ------------- -------------
    Total operating expenses                           390,538       329,641
                                                 ------------- -------------
Operating income                                        72,826       154,862
Interest and other income, net                           4,269         1,623
                                                 ------------- -------------
Income before income tax expense                        77,095       156,485
Income tax expense                                      16,658        21,266
                                                 ------------- -------------
Net income                                       $      60,437 $     135,219
                                                 ============= =============

Basic net income per share                       $        0.10 $        0.23
                                                 ============= =============
Diluted net income per share                     $        0.10 $        0.22
                                                 ============= =============

Shares used in basic per share computation             615,780       594,802
Shares used in diluted per share computation           623,786       613,474




                             NVIDIA CORPORATION
                    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                               (In thousands)
                                 (Unaudited)

                                                   April 29,    January 29,
                                                      2012          2012
                                                 ------------- -------------
ASSETS

Current assets:
  Cash, cash equivalents and marketable
   securities                                    $   3,130,812 $   3,129,576
  Accounts receivable, net                             411,155       336,143
  Inventories                                          342,707       340,297
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets            147,442        99,342
                                                 ------------- -------------
    Total current assets                             4,032,116     3,905,358

Property and equipment, net                            553,541       560,072
Goodwill                                               641,030       641,030
Intangible assets, net                                 363,395       326,136
Other assets                                           118,085       120,332
                                                 ------------- -------------
    Total assets                                 $   5,708,167 $   5,552,928
                                                 ============= =============

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                               $     395,578 $     335,072
  Accrued liabilities and other current
   liabilities                                         551,826       594,886
                                                 ------------- -------------
    Total current liabilities                          947,404       929,958

Other long-term liabilities                            452,505       455,807
Capital lease obligations, long term                    20,830        21,439

Stockholders' equity                                 4,287,428     4,145,724
                                                 ------------- -------------

    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $   5,708,167 $   5,552,928
                                                 ============= =============




                             NVIDIA CORPORATION
           RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
                   (In thousands, except per share data)
                                (Unaudited)

                                                Three Months Ended
                                      -------------------------------------
                                       April 29,   January 29,     May 1,
                                          2012         2012         2011
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------

GAAP gross profit                     $   463,364  $   490,013  $   484,503
  GAAP gross margin                          50.1%        51.4%        50.4%
    Stock-based compensation expense
     included in cost of revenue (A)        2,526        3,048        2,477
    Legal settlement (B)                        -        7,300            -
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------
Non-GAAP gross profit                 $   465,890  $   500,361  $   486,980
                                      ===========  ===========  ===========
  Non-GAAP gross margin                      50.4%        52.5%        50.6%

GAAP operating expenses               $   390,538  $   367,696  $   329,641
    Stock-based compensation expense
     included in operating expense
     (A)                                  (33,043)     (32,388)     (29,262)
    Amortization of acquisition-
     related intangible assets             (4,342)      (5,041)      (2,296)
    Other acquisition-related costs
     (C)                                   (5,171)      (5,052)      (1,255)
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------
Non-GAAP operating expenses           $   347,982  $   325,215  $   296,828
                                      ===========  ===========  ===========

GAAP net income                       $    60,437  $   116,025  $   135,219
    Total pre-tax impact of non-GAAP
     adjustments                           45,082       52,829       35,290
    Income tax impact of non-GAAP
     adjustments                           (7,989)     (10,718)      (4,796)
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------
Non-GAAP net income                   $    97,530  $   158,136  $   165,713
                                      ===========  ===========  ===========

Diluted net income per share
    GAAP                              $      0.10  $      0.19  $      0.22
                                      ===========  ===========  ===========
    Non-GAAP                          $      0.16  $      0.26  $      0.27
                                      ===========  ===========  ===========

Shares used in diluted net income per
 share computation                        623,786      618,599      613,474



(A) Excludes stock-based compensation
as follows:                                     Three Months Ended
                                      -------------------------------------
                                       April 29,   January 29,     May 1,
                                          2012         2012         2011
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------
     Cost of revenue                  $     2,526  $     3,048  $     2,477
     Research and development         $    21,207  $    20,908  $    18,589
     Sales, general and
     administrative                   $    11,836  $    11,480  $    10,673

(B) On February 7, 2012, the Company and Rambus entered into a licensing
agreement and both parties also agreed to settle all outstanding legal
disputes. For accounting purposes, a charge of $7.3 million associated with
the fair value prescribed to the settlement portion was recognized for the
year ended January 29, 2012.

(C) Other acquisition-related costs are comprised of transaction costs,
compensation charges and restructuring costs related to the acquisition of
Icera, Inc. that was completed on June 10, 2011.




                             NVIDIA CORPORATION
                 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP OUTLOOK

                                                          Q2 FY2013 Outlook
                                                          -----------------

GAAP gross margin                                                      51.2%
  Impact of stock-based compensation (A)                                0.3%
                                                          -----------------
Non-GAAP gross margin                                                  51.5%
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                                                          Q2 FY2013 Outlook
                                                          -----------------
                                                            (In millions)

GAAP operating expenses                                   $           418.0
  Stock-based compensation expense included in operating
   expense                                                            (29.8)
  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets                (4.5)
  Other acquisition-related costs (B)                                  (4.7)
  Contribution expense                                                (25.0)
                                                          -----------------
Non-GAAP operating expenses                               $           354.0
                                                          =================

(A) Represents $2.6 million of stock-based compensation expense included in
cost of revenue.

(B) Other acquisition related costs are comprised of transaction costs,
compensation charges and restructuring costs related to the acquisition of
Icera, Inc. that was completed on June 10, 2011.





SOURCE: NVIDIA

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding NVIDIA Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.