NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2010

Company grows revenue 38 percent and reduces inventory days from 144 to 64 compared with prior quarter

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 ended April 26, 2009.

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For the first quarter of fiscal 2010, revenue was $664.2 million compared with $1.2 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2009, a decrease of 42 percent.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2010, NVIDIA recorded a non-recurring charge of $140.2 million in connection with a previously announced cash tender offer to purchase employee stock options. This charge represents stock-based compensation expense associated with the stock options that were tendered, plus associated payroll taxes and professional fees.

NVIDIA's results for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), included a net loss of $201.3 million, or $0.37 per share. Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, which excludes recurring stock-based compensation charges, the non-recurring charge related to the tender offer, and the associated tax impact of these items, was $46.7 million, or $0.09 per share.

"We made good progress managing expenses and significantly reducing inventory, while continuing to invest in our growth strategies," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "The GPU is ever-more central to our computing experience. There is a rapidly growing number of applications that rely on the GPU, and the industry is gearing up to launch the next generation operating systems that adopt GPU computing."

First Quarter Fiscal 2010 and Recent Highlights:

    --  Revenue grew 38 percent sequentially from fourth quarter fiscal 2009. 
        Inventory decreased from 144 to 64 days sequentially.
    --  NVIDIA grew share, for the second consecutive quarter, in the total
        desktop standalone GPU segment from 63 percent to 69 percent from the
        fourth quarter of calendar 2008 to the first quarter of calendar 2009,
        as reported in Mercury Research's First Quarter PC Graphics Report 2009.
    --  NVIDIA and Acer set a new standard for small PCs with the introduction
        of the world's first NVIDIA(R) ION(TM) platform, the Acer AspireRevo. 
        No larger than a typical hardcover book, the AspireRevo is a fully
        capable desktop with advanced graphics and impressive multimedia
        features.
    --  NVIDIA released its OpenCL(TM) driver and software development kit to
        developers participating in its OpenCL software Early Access Program. 
        NVIDIA is the first company to release OpenCL drivers to developers.
    --  NVIDIA was first to demonstrate DirectX Compute on Microsoft Windows 7
        at the Game Developers Conference.  The upcoming DirectX Compute API for
        Vista and Windows 7 supports NVIDIA's current DX10 GPUs, as well as the
        company's future DX11 GPUs.
    --  NVIDIA demonstrated the NVIDIA Tegra(TM) 600 Series computer-on-a-chip
        that enables an always-on, always-connected HD netbook that can go days
        between battery charges.
    --  NVIDIA launched five new consumer applications accelerated by the
        CUDA(TM) architecture on NVIDIA GPUs - Super LoiloScope Mars (video
        editing); ArcSoft SimHD (DVD image enhancement); Nero Move It and
        Cyberlink MediaShow Espresso (video format conversion); and Motion DSP
        vReveal (real-time video quality enhancement).
    --  NVIDIA and GeoStar, a leading Chinese geophysical services provider,
        unveiled the launch of a new Tesla-based hardware and seismic software
        suite that dramatically accelerates the performance of complex seismic
        data computation for oil and gas companies in China.
    --  NVIDIA and BNP Paribas' Corporate and Investment Banking division
        recently replace 500 traditional CPU cores with a smaller cluster
        consisting of CPU servers and two Tesla S1070 systems, which require
        one-tenth the power.  Taking into account the dramatic acceleration
        achieved using Tesla GPUs, the division is using 190-times less
        electricity than before.

-- NVIDIA announced that Harvard University has been recognized as a CUDA Center of Excellence for its commitment to teaching GPU Computing and its integration of CUDA-enabled GPUs for a host of science and engineering research projects.

Conference Call and Web Cast Information

NVIDIA will conduct a conference call with analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter fiscal 2010 financial results and current financial prospects today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). To listen to the call, please dial (212) 231-2900. A live Web cast (listen-only mode) of the conference call will be held at the NVIDIA investor relations Web site www.nvidia.com/ir and at www.streetevents.com. The Web cast will be recorded and available for replay until the Company's conference call to discuss its financial results for its second quarter fiscal 2010.

Non-GAAP Measures

To supplement the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets presented in accordance with GAAP, we use non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, and free cash flow. In order for our investors to be better able to compare our current results with those of previous periods, we have 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 previously-announced tender offer, recurring stock-based compensation charges, and the associated tax impact of these items, where applicable. Free cash flow is calculated as GAAP net cash provided by operating activities less purchases of property and equipment and intangible assets. We believe the presentation of our non-GAAP financial measures enhances the user's overall understanding of our historical financial performance. The presentation of our non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our 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) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce(R) products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro(R) products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla(TM) products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the impact of the GPU on the computing experience; and the impact and benefits of our products and technologies, 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: development of faster or more efficient technology; the impact of technological development and competition; 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 our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 25, 2009. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our 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.

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