Shares of NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) rose as much as 15.1% on Wednesday morning following the release of earnings for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.
In the first quarter, NVIDIA's adjusted earnings jumped 85% higher year over year to $0.85 per diluted share. Sales rose 48%, landing at $1.94 billion. Analysts would have settled for earnings of $0.67 per share on sales near $1.91 billion.
Image source: NVIDIA.
The Pascal graphics chip architecture, which NVIDIA introduced last year, keep driving the company to new heights. If the proof is in the pudding, NVIDIA is serving up plenty of tasty treats in recent quarters. The company has beaten Wall Street's earnings targets by an average of 21% in the last four reports, led by rampant growth in the automotive computing and data center segments.
"We saw growth across our 4 market platforms," said NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang. "AI is expanding. Datacenter nearly tripled. Large ISP, CSP deployments everywhere. PC gaming is still growing; eSports, AAA gaming titles, fueling our growth there. And we have great games on the horizon. Autonomous vehicles, becoming imperative on all sectors of transportation, as we talked about earlier."
Huang is not only excited about his company's growth prospects, but also able to list the reasons why at the drop of a hat.
10 stocks we like better than NvidiaWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has tripled the market.*
David and Tom just revealed what they believe are the 10 best stocks for investors to buy right now... and Nvidia wasn't one of them! That's right -- they think these 10 stocks are even better buys.
Click here to learn about these picks!
*Stock Advisor returns as of May 1, 2017