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For Immediate Release
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 9, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported record revenues and earnings for the third quarter of fiscal 2001 and the nine months ended October 29, 2000.
For the third quarter of fiscal 2001, revenues increased to $198.2 million, compared to $97.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2000, an increase of 104 percent. Operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2001 was $36.6 million, compared to $15.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2000. Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2001 was $28.1 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared to $10.6 million, or $0.15 per diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal 2000. Diluted shares increased to 80.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2001 as compared to 71.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2000.
Revenues for the nine months ended October 29, 2000 were $517.0 million, an increase of 110 percent compared to revenues of $246.1 million for the nine months ended October 31, 1999. Operating income for the nine months ended October 29, 2000 was $91.2 million compared to $33.6 million for the nine months ended October 31, 1999. Net income for the nine months ended October 29, 2000 was $68.9 million, compared to net income of $23.5 million for the nine months ended October 31, 1999. Diluted net income per share for the first nine months of fiscal 2001 was $0.87, compared to a diluted net income per share of $0.33, in the same period last year.
"Our third quarter highlights the continued execution of our core strategy," stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "We extended our technology leadership position with our newest GPU, the GeForce2 Ultra. The rapid adoption of our top-to-bottom family of GPUs by the world's leading OEMs and system builders is driving our market share gains. And, we have innovative product development programs that will drive our franchise beyond our core desktop market in the coming months. We are in a terrific position for continued growth."
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The computing industry recognizes NVIDIA as the global leader in advanced graphics processing technology, honoring the company with the most graphics awards in the history of the PC industry. PC OEMs, add-in card manufacturers, system builders, and consumer electronics companies worldwide choose NVIDIA GPUs as the core component of their graphics processing solutions. NVIDIA GPUs are used by large corporations, small- to medium-sized businesses, and home-based consumers. NVIDIA graphics processors deliver superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at www.nvidia.com.
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Notes to Editors: GeForce2 Ultra, GeForce 256, GeForce2 GTS, and GeForce2 MX should be written as shown, with an uppercase "G" and "F", with a lowercase "e" and a lowercase "orce." There is no space between "GeForce" and "2" for GeForce2 Ultra, GeForce2 GTS, and GeForce2 MX. There is a space before "Ultra," "GTS," "MX," and "256." The word "Ultra" is in titlecase. "MX" and "GTS" are in ALL CAPITALS. The recommended format for Vanta and Quadro is title case. Quadro2 Pro and Quadro2 MXR should be written as shown; there is no space between "Quadro" and "2." There is a space before "MXR" and it is in ALL CAPITALS. The recommended format for NVIDIA, NVIDIA TNT2, NVIDIA TNT, RIVA 128, and RIVA 128ZX and is ALL CAPITALS.
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