Nvidia is set to report Q3, FY24 results on Nov 21st, 2023 after market closes. Nvidia’s share price has surged 20% in November and 260% year to date. Now, what to expect for the upcoming earnings?
Nvidia Q3 Earnings date
Nvidia is set to report third-quarter FY244 results on Nov 21st, 2023 after market closes.
Nvidia Q3 Earnings expectation
For the September quarter, the AI chip leader expects revenues of $16.09 billion, representing a jaw-dropping 171.7% increase from the same period last year, and 18% up from the second quarter. Its earnings per share is estimated to grow by 400% year-on-year to $3.39 per share.
Nvidia Q3 Earnings key watch
As a market leader in the AI chip world, Nvidia enjoys significant pricing power and benefits from explosive surging demand so far this year. Not only have major US tech giants purchase Nvidia’s chips, but Chinese tech companies like Tencent have stocked up Nvidia’s made-for-China chips, despite the elevated chip export restrictions imposed by the Biden administration.
Therefore, it’s reasonable to expect Nvidia’s chip sales in the third quarter to sustain their robust momentum from the previous quarters, with the anticipation that revenue from the “Data Center” division will reach $12.7 billion—a staggering 232% year-on-year increase from $10.32 billion in Q2.
However, emerging signs indicate that a shifting landscape in the AI chip world is on the way.
There’s no doubt that the US government’s chip restrictions have cast a shadow over Nvidia’s Chinese market which contributes nearly one-quarter of the chip market’s total revenue. Despite Nvidia's plans to release three new chips for China in the face of the new bans, Chinese companies are beginning to lose faith and seek out non-US suppliers. Baidu, for example, recently announced a new deal to source chip from Huawei. As a result, Nvidia's outlook for the quarter and the year ahead, in the face of this new reality, will be in focus during its Q3 earnings.
The return of Gaming
Moreover, NVIDIA’s “Gaming” and “Professional Visualization” sectors are expected to further recover in the third quarter. In the previous quarter, revenue from the Gaming sector and Professional Visualization jumped up 22% and 24% year-over-year, respectively. It is anticipated that strong demand across most regions for gaming products will result in third-quarter revenue from the Gaming sector standing at $2.78 billion, a 76.5% increase compared to the same quarter in 2022.
Nvidia rating and technical analysis
Based on ratings from 38 Wall Street analysts, 37 suggested the stock as a buy, while one rated it as a hold. For the next 12 months' price target, the average price range for Nvidia is $560-$648, representing a 14%-32% premium from today’s stock price.
From a technical standpoint, after breaking out from the August-October downward trendline, Nvidia's prices have surged more than 20% in November and 260% year to date, with the record high marked in August now back in sight.
While the newly-formed ascending trendline should support maintaining its upward trajectory, the approaching psychological $500 level is poised to play a crucial role with a great potential to prompt profit-taking, similar to what happened at the end of August. Thus, a move above this level will help the price to revisit its record high at $520, but failing to do so may leave the ascending tunnel at risk of breaching, leading to a move back towards the $470 level.
Nvidia Q3 summary
In summary, in a year defined by the AI gold rush, it’s easy to understand that expectations are sky-high for the leader in the AI chip world. Additionally, Nvidia's Q3 earnings come at a time when its stock prices have been rising sharply, with another record high seemingly on the horizon. Now the question is whether Nvidia’s upcoming report can meet such high expectations and lofty valuation.
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