NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
As of 10/28/2017
Industry: Semiconductor – specialized
Market Cap: 121.12B
NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates in two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor. The GPU segment offers processors, which include GeForce for PC gaming; GeForce NOW for cloud-based game-streaming service; Quadro for design professionals working in computer-aided design, video editing, special effects, and other creative applications; Tesla for deep learning, accelerated computing, and general purpose computing; and GRID for cloud-based visual computing users. The Tegra Processor segment provides processors that integrate a computer onto a single chip under the Tegra brand name; DRIVE automotive computers, which offer self-driving capabilities; and tablet and portable devices for mobile gaming and TV streaming under the SHIELD name. The company’s products are used in gaming, professional visualization, datacenter, and automotive markets. It sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original device manufacturers, system builders, motherboard manufacturers, add-in board manufacturers, and retailers/distributors. NVIDIA Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
NVDA has had an incredibly strong 2017 and does not show any signs of slowing down. Revenue is up to 6.91B from 5.01B (+37.92), and earnings have increased from 614M to 1.67B (+171.99%). Quarterly performance has been fairly steady, which shows that they have had steady performances not being held up by an anomaly. NVDA does pay out dividends, but it is only a yield of 0.29%, so will have to rely mostly on the company appreciating.
Here is a chart that is comparing NVDA to SOXX, which is an ETF comprised of semiconductor companies over the past year. NVDA has continued to perform better than the rest of the industry and really began to widen the gap in May.
In terms of insider trading, NVDA has seen 8 purchases and 16 sales over the past 3 months for a net transaction of (724,582).
4.47% of shares are held by insiders while 67.75% of shares are held by institutions. The two largest institutions are FMR and Vanguard with 8.98% and 6.71% respectively. It also has exposure in a wide range of ETFs and mutual funds.
NVDA has been performing really well recently and is expected to continue doing so. Their graphics cards are favored for high performance, often for gaming. They are increasingly being used in heavy machinery. They just released a new GPU, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, and it has been in huge demand
Experts are favorable on NVDA. On Yahoo Finance, most of the experts suggest it as a buy or hold, as shown in the graphic below. Analyst for MarketWatch agree.