Nvidia Rides ‘Next Industrial Revolution’ To Another Big Beat

A year on from what history may remember as an epoch-making earnings report, the most important company in the world's still going strong. That was the overarching message from Nvidia's Q1 results, released to the usual agitated fanfare on Wednesday afternoon in the US. Revenue for the period was a $26.04 billion, better than the $24.69 billion the Street expected and up a silly 262% YoY (and 18% from Q4). Data center revenue was $22.56 billion, up 427% YoY and 23% QoQ. The Street was looki

Join institutional investors, analysts and strategists from the world's largest banks: Subscribe today for as little as $7/month

View subscription options

Or try one month for FREE with a trial plan

Already have an account? log in

Speak your mind

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

4 thoughts on “Nvidia Rides ‘Next Industrial Revolution’ To Another Big Beat

  1. nVidia chips don’t form unions, require health insurance, have babies, or need office space. 1 worker can do the job of 6. What a productivity miracle. Better talk to the HOA about adding barbedwire around the gated community.

  2. This morning as I was driving my son to school, I was briefly stuck behind some sort of agricultural implement piloted by an Amish farmer being pulled down the road by a 4 horsepower engine (which is to say, 4 horses). Then I came home and read this article.

    I don’t actually have a point, but the contrast is so striking that I felt like sharing.

  3. There are two kinds of life cycles arising from technology. One is the machine. In this case, the soup d’jour is Nvidia’s GPU (and similar items from competitors, and there are competitors). As neat as these chips are, once you’ve bought them, you don’t need to buy them again and again. Rather you install them use them. The other cycle has to do with the use of these machines. Applications will multiply faster than the chips will and their cycles will engulf the chip cycle. The chips will evolve, requiring constant innovation by the few firms capable of making them. The applications will have thousands of applications with even more innovators involved. Investors need to be careful which cycles in which to invest. Intel invented the integrated computer chip. The applications have exploded but Intel is not really reaping the gains enjoyed by many of its customers. Likewise, the computers that use Intel and AMD’s chips, have untold value-added applications but the applications are often more valuable than the machines themselves. What happened at Nvidia happened in the last few months. That’s today. Tell me what I should have put my money in five years from now. We wouldn’t have the Internet without Cisco, Broadcom, and others in their technology niche. While these companies are still viable, they are largely stocks one moves along from, as is Intel. (I know from painful experience.) Very soon (today, in fact) we will also have to consider the value and cost of the intellectual property that is required to create AI. There will be war in this area. For those interested in this issue I recommend some nice models developed by the late Igor Ansoff in his research and writing in his book “Implanting Business Strategy,” for example. Technology life cycles have been complex producers of both happiness and heartache over centuries.

NEWSROOM crewneck & prints