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Nvidia stock takes a nosedive after disappointing earnings report

By mongeese · 21 replies
Nov 17, 2018
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  1. It’s not all bad news, however. The third-quarter earnings themselves weren’t that bad, with Nvidia earning $3.18 billion, or $1.82 per share. While that is slightly less than the $3.24 billion that Wall Street was expecting, it’s still 2% better than last quarter and 21% better than the same period last year. In response, Nvidia increased dividends by 7% to $0.16 per share.

    Their earnings report, released on Thursday, claim record profits in the data center, automotive and professional visualization (Quadro) sectors. It isn’t surprising to hear that Quadro RTX is going well, as ray-tracing innovations have had a much larger impact in the professional world compared to the gaming side.

    Speaking of ray tracing, investment company Goldman Sachs says that GeForce RTX’s lackluster launch is one of the things that’s contributing to Nvidia’s low expectations of fourth-quarter earnings. Even worse, however, is Nvidia’s overstocked inventory.

    “Our near-term results reflect excess channel inventory post the crypto-currency boom, which will be corrected. Our market position and growth opportunities are stronger than ever. During the quarter, we launched new platforms to extend our architecture into new growth markets – RAPIDS for machine learning, RTX Server for film rendering, and the T4 Cloud GPU for hyperscale and cloud.”

    Nvidia was expecting the mining boom to continue for longer, so they manufactured more graphics cards than the market ended up requiring. And once the boom was over, there was even less demand for Nvidia’s cards than before, because of the large number of cheap high-end graphics cards that swamped the second-hand market.

    As we reported yesterday, one consequence of this is that mid-range Turing cards could take another to six-plus months to arrive, potentially reducing Nvidia’s revenue in the meantime.

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  2. Xallisto

    Xallisto TS Booster Posts: 38   +52

    YES! this is just what we want, thats what u get for putting out graphics cards out at twice the MRSP of the previous generation.

    Next generation will hopefully be back to a reasonable price, instead of trying to play your customers for fools.
  3. DaveBG

    DaveBG TS Maniac Posts: 404   +152

    RTX my A##!!!
  4. emmzo

    emmzo TS Addict Posts: 168   +59

    Bad news for them, great news for us! Prices will surely drop. Betting on mining was pure stupid, I remember they had plans for a mining card altogether.
  5. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 660   +333

    That's not how it works, at all.
    EndRessentiment and Morris Minor like this.
  6. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 987   +65

    I guess they deserved it for letting their cards sold way above MSRP for so long. I get it, bitcoin rage and so on. but do not forget those loyal geforce for gaming fans.
    Eldritch likes this.
  7. emmzo

    emmzo TS Addict Posts: 168   +59

    I was talking about overstocking.
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  8. Eldritch

    Eldritch TS Addict Posts: 116   +108

    Funny thing is this is happening when Nvidia is a Monopoly. Speaks volumes about how much hatred 20xx series has generated.
    ForgottenLegion likes this.
  9. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 501   +428

    They obviously priced Turing too low. Dumb move.
    Stark and JaredTheDragon like this.
  10. Morris Minor

    Morris Minor TS Booster Posts: 84   +34

    "2% better than last quarter and 21% better than the same period last year"

  11. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 660   +333

    Oh right, but lowering only the Pascal line. Just factor in the import tariffs for next year; I still don't have a clear picture of what things will have what level of import tariff. Let's keep in mind a possibility of 25-40% price increase for PC components.
  12. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Maniac Posts: 368   +233

    This is what happens when they price gouge consumers. I'll stick with my 1080ti for a few more years. There's nothing in this reiteration of their cards that makes it a must buy for me anyway.
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  13. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,517   +1,724

    Any company that increases their MSRP by 25% over the tariffs is taking its customers for a wallet-ruining ride.

    The tariffs are on the cost of materials for the manufacturers. A price increase of 5% would more then cover the costs, especially as they are simply moving manufacturing to taiwan instead. If a company increases prices 25%, just ignore their product.

    And 40%? Cmon, thats just fearmongering.
    Dimitrios and EndRessentiment like this.
  14. Massive companies like Nvidia exist to make a profit for their shareholders first, and care about what consumers want second. Make no mistake - the tariffs will get passed onto the consumer since it directly hits their profits.
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  15. Xallisto

    Xallisto TS Booster Posts: 38   +52

    You wouldn't mind but these are still on the 14nm process as well. So they are basically only refined pascal chips. They must think were all fools.

    Ill be sticking with my GTX 1080 as well.
  16. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,645   +304

    That's why I don't put much stock in stocks. They don't represent much but the stock market speculation.
  17. Dimitrios

    Dimitrios TS Guru Posts: 390   +262

    Just use wooden screws and save money........................ "Strategery."
    ShagnWagn and mongeese like this.
  18. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 660   +333

    Hey, I'm just the messenger, that's not speculation. Those are values passed along by the expenses department from where I work at, with percentages, date and hour (I'm not sure if the specifics are confidential, so I'm not disclaiming); I didn't investigate the details, still haven't.

    Both will be applied, stagged, but depending of how the imported good is categorized. So it will be either 25% or 40%. Have a nice day and a "Happy New Year" (;);)).
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2018
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  19. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +163

    $1,000 GPU's are NOT practical to a normal person. To a miner it is cause they wind up making money off the purchase.
    Dimitrios likes this.
  20. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,842   +1,351

    If that was the case mining would still be in the rise.
  21. McMurdeR

    McMurdeR TS Addict Posts: 137   +98

    What goes around comes around
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  22. Jules Mark

    Jules Mark TS Enthusiast Posts: 51   +15


    Back when almost all AMD card where sold out, Huang could have gain substantial market share with his gpus, but no... He wanted to sell it at a high price, at mining card's price! Even when his card aren't that good at crypto mining.

    He sees an opportunity and he got greedy. So he order a TON of GeForces to sell at exuberant price.

    Well...This serve him right.

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