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NVIDIA earnings preview

Junvum Kim

Sales Trader

Summary:  NVIDIA (NVDA) reports 1Q earnings tomorrow morning after US market closes. The obvious area to watch would be the AI hype that has been building up this year and its data center number as it accounts 60% of the total revenue.


While daily debt ceiling talk updates are ongoing focus, a number of chip stocks continue to make headlines with the latest being Broadcom (AVGO) getting a new multiyear deal with Apple for 5G radio frequency components last night.  Both AVGO and QCOM rely heavily on AAPL with sales accounting 20% and 22% respectively, but when it comes to AI related GPU, NVDA and AMD are the leading stocks alongside Intel that is also hoping to enter the AI bandwagon.

NVIDIA (NVDA) reports 1Q earnings tomorrow morning after US market closes followed by the earnings call at 5am SGT and the obvious area to watch would be the AI hype that has been building up this year and its data center number as it accounts 60% of the total revenue.  The gross margin is expected to be one of the main bright spot while free cash flow should be the record number reaching nearly $3b.  The option trading volume has been fading last two days compared to the 20 day average of 773,328 but calls continue to dominate puts marginally while open interest favors puts over calls.  ATM implied vol for 26 May expiry is nearly 100 doubling the other ones post the earnings and there is no OTM skew between calls and put.

Top 10 most active options that expires this Friday and call options C340 & C330 near all time high seem to be popular strikes maybe linked to potential covered call setups.

Name

Last

PxChg

Px%Chg

Vol

Volm%Chg

OInt

OI%Chg

IVM

IV%Chg

Ntnl

Mny

Delta

NVDA US 05/26/23 C315

7.20

(2.08)

(22.41)

10,024.00

(27.44)

7,822.00

16.75

95.33

15.91

307,656,529.69

102.63

0.40

NVDA US 05/26/23 P267.5

0.44

0.04

10.00

8,933.00

884.90

2,062.00

3.15

89.83

8.30

274,171,566.21

87.16

(0.04)

NVDA US 05/26/23 C310

9.10

(2.55)

(21.89)

8,929.00

34.33

9,010.00

10.24

95.03

15.73

274,048,798.24

101.00

0.47

NVDA US 05/26/23 P270

0.54

0.06

12.50

8,435.00

112.95

11,887.00

14.02

89.02

9.50

258,886,954.10

87.97

(0.05)

NVDA US 05/26/23 P310

11.95

2.35

24.48

7,986.00

30.88

3,572.00

27.16

93.05

14.93

245,106,249.61

101.00

(0.53)

NVDA US 05/26/23 P295

4.93

1.16

30.77

7,963.00

136.92

6,270.00

21.32

90.00

13.45

244,400,333.79

96.12

(0.30)

NVDA US 05/26/23 C320

5.55

(1.78)

(24.28)

6,673.00

(21.11)

7,290.00

11.40

95.98

15.97

204,807,663.87

104.26

0.33

NVDA US 05/26/23 C340

1.85

(0.67)

(26.59)

6,191.00

23.28

7,358.00

5.48

99.41

15.23

190,014,123.63

110.78

0.14

NVDA US 05/26/23 P290

3.42

0.83

32.05

6,044.00

(8.77)

6,989.00

50.08

89.16

13.14

185,502,400.78

94.49

(0.23)

NVDA US 05/26/23 C330

3.30

(1.10)

(25.00)

6,007.00

(20.70)

10,661.00

12.54

97.26

15.78

184,366,797.07

107.52

0.22

1Q

  • Revenue estimate $6.52 billion (Bloomberg Consensus)
    • Data center revenue estimate $3.91 billion
    • Gaming revenue estimate $1.98 billion
    • Professional Visualization revenue estimate $246.6 million
    • Automotive and Embedded rev. estimate $309.9 million
  • Adjusted gross margin estimate 66.6%
  • R&D expenses estimate $1.91 billion
  • Adjusted operating expenses estimate $1.78 billion
  • Adjusted operating income estimate $2.57 billion
  • Adjusted EPS estimate 92c
  • Free cash flow estimate $2.94 billion

2Q

  • Revenue estimate $7.18 billion
  • Adjusted gross margin estimate 66.9%
  • Adjusted operating expenses estimate $1.82 billion

Earnings reactions

  • Implied 1-day share move following earnings: 4.7%
  • Shares rose after eight out of 12 prior earnings announcements.
  • Adjusted EPS beat estimates in 11 of past 12 quarters.

16 stocks under semiconductor sector listed in NASDAQ 100 sorted by forward PE ratio with NVDA’s competitors in bold.  NVDA not only has the highest forward PE of 61 within the sector, but also seventh highest in the index (higher than TSLA’s 47 times) hence the stock is only 7.78% off all time high $346.47.  Given strong growth expectations for current FY with revenue 12% YoY and adj EPS 38% YoY, high PE isn’t expected to be a major concern for the investors even though profit taking or some minor pull backs cannot be ruled out in the near term as 200 DMA is sitting at $193.52 as a reference point.

Ticker

Name

52Wk High %

52Wk Low %

30D VOL

YTD return

Beta

Market Cap

Free cash flow

BEst P/E

NVDA

NVIDIA CORP

(3.58)

183.81

46.39

109.99

1.51

771,022,782,464

3,808,000,064

60.87

INTC

INTEL CORP

(34.32)

20.01

31.74

11.65

0.92

126,297,882,624

(19,909,000,448)

35.88

AMD

ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES

(2.59)

98.13

43.88

66.93

1.34

173,919,076,352

2,519,000,000

32.66

ASML

ASML HOLDING NV-NY REG SHS

(2.63)

87.65

27.46

24.72

1.42

281,648,496,640

9,132,199,808

31.25

MRVL

MARVELL TECHNOLOGY INC

(24.49)

37.60

49.56

25.38

1.60

39,794,434,048

1,082,600,000

27.08

GFS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC

(20.66)

56.26

35.81

6.74

1.30

31,672,172,544

(404,000,000)

23.40

TXN

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC

(8.89)

17.50

22.33

2.74

1.22

155,081,736,192

4,400,000,128

21.86

LRCX

LAM RESEARCH CORP

(4.46)

91.42

32.12

36.45

1.62

78,598,578,176

3,951,503,008

21.70

KLAC

KLA CORP

(3.44)

65.74

30.86

9.99

1.88

57,734,668,288

3,193,851,008

19.76

AMAT

APPLIED MATERIALS INC

(5.73)

75.04

31.06

27.84

1.34

106,949,738,496

5,913,000,064

17.39

ADI

ANALOG DEVICES INC

(5.21)

40.79

27.92

14.56

0.89

96,774,643,712

4,260,959,936

17.24

AVGO

BROADCOM INC

(1.79)

65.39

29.09

22.78

1.28

282,828,505,088

16,860,000,000

16.04

NXPI

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV

(11.71)

32.54

29.40

10.78

0.84

46,070,542,336

2,637,000,000

12.79

MCHP

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC

(11.55)

42.87

30.73

10.49

0.66

43,379,957,760

3,171,100,032

12.31

QCOM

QUALCOMM INC

(33.90)

1.60

28.59

(5.80)

1.31

117,281,923,072

6,853,999,872

11.26

MU

MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC

(12.17)

36.75

37.74

32.51

1.13

72,481,734,656

(1,948,999,936)

NA

 

Performance comparison since 23 March 2020 when S&P 500 made COVID low 2,191.86 and NVDA with near six-fold return even though INTC, AVGO and QCOM have decent dividend yield of 4.13%, 2.53% and 2.9% respectively.

Some information from generative AI (run by our GST intern JORN):

<Bard>

ChatGPT doesn't use physical chips directly. However, it is typically deployed and run on powerful hardware infrastructure consisting of high-performance servers equipped with CPUs (Central Processing Units) and GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) or TPUs (Tensor Processing Units).

During the training process, models like ChatGPT are trained on large-scale clusters of GPUs or TPUs to accelerate the computation required for training deep learning models. These chips are optimized for matrix operations and can handle the intensive calculations involved in training and running neural networks efficiently.

During the training phase of ChatGPT, clusters of Nvidia GPUs are often employed to accelerate the training process and handle the large-scale computations involved. These GPUs are specifically designed to efficiently perform matrix operations, which are fundamental to training neural networks.

 

<ChatGPT 4>

Dominant position in the AI chip market: Nvidia's 89% market share in the AI chip market provides a significant advantage, considering the rapid expansion of the AI sector. This positions Nvidia well for future growth opportunities.

Strong performance and growth prospects: Nvidia has a robust presence in the gaming and data center markets, which contribute significantly to its revenue. The consensus numbers project solid revenue for the first and second quarters, indicating expected growth.

High profitability: The estimated adjusted gross margin of 66.6% for the first quarter suggests a high level of profitability. This is a positive indicator for the company's financial performance.

High valuation: The financial ratios suggest that the stock may be overpriced. This high valuation raises the possibility of a correction if Nvidia fails to meet high investor expectations.

Political and macroeconomic headwinds: Ongoing tensions between the US and China could impact Nvidia's access to the Chinese GPU market. Additionally, a global economic slowdown could lead to reduced demand for electronics and components, affecting Nvidia's revenue.

Considering these factors, investors should exercise caution and closely monitor Nvidia's performance and market conditions. While the company has strong growth prospects and dominance in the AI chip market, the high valuation and potential challenges should be taken into account when making investment decisions. Conducting further research and staying updated on earnings reports and market developments will be crucial for informed decision-making.

The partnership between Nvidia and Microsoft for the cloud gaming platform GeForce Now, along with the inclusion of Xbox and Bethesda games, can be seen as a bullish indicator for Nvidia. It offers revenue potential, market expansion, and strategic advantages. By tapping into a wider user base and attracting gamers with popular titles, Nvidia has the opportunity to generate additional revenue and strengthen its position in the gaming industry. 

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