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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended May 2, 2021
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission file number: 0-23985
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NVIDIA CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware94-3177549
(State or Other Jurisdiction of(I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)Identification No.)
2788 San Tomas Expressway
Santa Clara, California 95051
(408) 486-2000
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number,
including area code, of principal executive offices)
N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year if changed since last report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per shareNVDAThe Nasdaq Global Select Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company”, and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filerNon-accelerated filerSmaller reporting companyEmerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No
The number of shares of common stock, $0.001 par value, outstanding as of May 21, 2021, was 623 million.



NVIDIA CORPORATION
FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED May 2, 2021
TABLE OF CONTENTS
  Page
  
Financial Statements (Unaudited) 
 a) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three months ended May 2, 2021 and April 26, 2020
b) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three months ended May 2, 2021 and April 26, 2020
 c) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of May 2, 2021 and January 31, 2021
d) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity for the three months ended May 2, 2021 and April 26, 2020
 e) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended May 2, 2021 and April 26, 2020
 f) Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Controls and Procedures
  
Legal Proceedings
Risk Factors
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Exhibits
 
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
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NVIDIA Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/nvidia)
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In addition, investors and others can view NVIDIA videos on YouTube (https://www.YouTube.com/nvidia).
The information we post through these social media channels may be deemed material. Accordingly, investors should monitor these accounts and the blog, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts. This list may be updated from time to time. The information we post through these channels is not a part of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. These channels may be updated from time to time on NVIDIA's investor relations website.
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
NVIDIA CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
 May 2,April 26,
20212020
Revenue$5,661 $3,080 
Cost of revenue2,032 1,076 
Gross profit3,629 2,004 
Operating expenses  
Research and development1,153 735 
Sales, general and administrative520 293 
Total operating expenses1,673 1,028 
Income from operations1,956 976 
Interest income31 
Interest expense(53)(25)
Other, net135 (1)
Other income (expense), net88 
Income before income tax2,044 981 
Income tax expense132 64 
Net income$1,912 $917 
Net income per share:
Basic$3.08 $1.49 
Diluted$3.03 $1.47 
Weighted average shares used in per share computation:
Basic621 614 
Diluted632 622 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
 May 2,April 26,
20212020
 
Net income$1,912 $917 
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax
Cash flow hedges:
Net unrealized loss(14)(10)
Reclassification adjustments for net realized gain (loss) included in net income(1)
Net change in unrealized loss(5)(11)
Total comprehensive income$1,907 $906 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
May 2,January 31,
 20212021
ASSETS
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents$978 $847 
Marketable securities11,689 10,714 
Accounts receivable, net3,024 2,429 
Inventories1,992 1,826 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets444 239 
Total current assets18,127 16,055 
Property and equipment, net2,268 2,149 
Operating lease assets727 707 
Goodwill4,193 4,193 
Intangible assets, net2,613 2,737 
Deferred income tax assets778 806 
Other assets2,090 2,144 
Total assets$30,796 $28,791 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY  
Current liabilities:  
Accounts payable$1,218 $1,201 
Accrued and other current liabilities1,787 1,725 
Short-term debt999 999 
Total current liabilities4,004 3,925 
Long-term debt5,964 5,964 
Long-term operating lease liabilities640 634 
Other long-term liabilities1,414 1,375 
Total liabilities12,022 11,898 
Commitments and contingencies - see Note 1300
Shareholders’ equity:  
Preferred stock
Common stock
Additional paid-in capital9,280 8,721 
Treasury stock, at cost(11,242)(10,756)
Accumulated other comprehensive income14 19 
Retained earnings20,721 18,908 
Total shareholders' equity18,774 16,893 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$30,796 $28,791 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 2, 2021 AND APRIL 26, 2020
(Unaudited)
Common Stock
Outstanding
Additional Paid-in CapitalTreasury StockAccumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)Retained EarningsTotal Shareholders' Equity
(In millions, except per share data)SharesAmount
Balances, January 31, 2021620 $$8,721 $(10,756)$19 $18,908 $16,893 
Net income— — — — — 1,912 1,912 
Other comprehensive loss— — — — (5)— (5)
Issuance of common stock from stock plans — 126 — — — 126 
Tax withholding related to vesting of restricted stock units(1)— — (486)— — (486)
Cash dividends declared and paid ($0.16 per common share)— — — — — (99)(99)
Stock-based compensation— — 433 — — — 433 
Balances, May 2, 2021623 $$9,280 $(11,242)$14 $20,721 $18,774 
Balances, January 26, 2020612 $$7,045 $(9,814)$$14,971 $12,204 
Net income— — — — — 917 917 
Other comprehensive loss— — — — (11)— (11)
Issuance of common stock from stock plans — 88 — — — 88 
Tax withholding related to vesting of restricted stock units(1)— — (222)— — (222)
Cash dividends declared and paid ($0.16 per common share)— — — — — (98)(98)
Stock-based compensation— — 221 — — — 221 
Balances, April 26, 2020615 $$7,354 $(10,036)$(10)$15,790 $13,099 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
May 2,April 26,
 20212020
Cash flows from operating activities:  
Net income$1,912 $917 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Stock-based compensation expense429 224 
Depreciation and amortization281 107 
Deferred income taxes24 16 
(Gains) losses on investments in non-affiliates, net(133)
Other(3)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable(595)(249)
Inventories(159)(151)
Prepaid expenses and other assets(8)
Accounts payable70 71 
Accrued and other current liabilities(1)(32)
Other long-term liabilities47 10 
Net cash provided by operating activities1,874 909 
Cash flows from investing activities:  
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities3,140 
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities358 
Purchases of marketable securities(4,470)(861)
Purchases related to property and equipment and intangible assets(298)(155)
Investments and other, net(2)(6)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired(34)
Net cash used in investing activities(1,272)(1,055)
Cash flows from financing activities:  
Proceeds related to employee stock plans126 88 
Payments related to tax on restricted stock units(477)(222)
Dividends paid(99)(98)
Principal payments on property and equipment(19)
Other(2)(3)
Issuance of debt, net of issuance costs4,979 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities(471)4,744 
Change in cash and cash equivalents131 4,598 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period847 10,896 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$978 $15,494 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


Note 1 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or U.S. GAAP, for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, Regulation S-X. The January 31, 2021 consolidated balance sheet was derived from our audited consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021, as filed with the SEC, but does not include all disclosures required by U.S. GAAP. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments considered necessary for a fair statement of results of operations and financial position, have been included. The results for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for any future period. The following information should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021. 
Significant Accounting Policies
There have been no material changes to our significant accounting policies disclosed in Note 1 - Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021.
Fiscal Year
We operate on a 52- or 53-week year, ending on the last Sunday in January. Fiscal year 2022 is a 52-week year and fiscal year 2021 was a 53-week year. The first quarters of fiscal years 2022 and 2021 were both 13-week quarters.
Reclassifications
Certain prior fiscal year balances have been reclassified to conform to the current fiscal year presentation.
Principles of Consolidation
Our condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of NVIDIA Corporation and our wholly-owned subsidiaries. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ materially from our estimates. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates, including those related to revenue recognition, cash equivalents and marketable securities, accounts receivable, inventories, income taxes, goodwill, stock-based compensation, litigation, investigation and settlement costs, restructuring and other charges, and other contingencies. The inputs into our judgments and estimates consider the economic implications of COVID-19. These estimates are based on historical facts and various other assumptions that we believe are reasonable.
Note 2 - Business Combination
Pending Acquisition of Arm Limited
On September 13, 2020, we entered into a Share Purchase Agreement, or the Purchase Agreement, with Arm Limited, or Arm, and SoftBank Group Capital Limited and SVF Holdco (UK) Limited, or together, SoftBank, for us to acquire, from SoftBank, all allotted and issued ordinary shares of Arm in a transaction valued at $40 billion. We paid $2 billion in cash at signing, or the Signing Consideration, and will pay upon closing of the acquisition $10 billion in cash and issue to SoftBank 44.3 million shares of our common stock, which had an aggregate value of $21.5 billion as of the date of the Purchase Agreement. The transaction includes a potential earn out, which is contingent on the achievement of certain financial performance targets by Arm during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. If the financial targets are achieved, SoftBank can elect to receive either up to an additional $5 billion in cash or up to an additional 10.3 million shares of our common stock. We will issue up to $1.5 billion in restricted stock units to Arm employees after closing. The $2 billion
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(Unaudited)


paid upon signing was allocated between advanced consideration for the acquisition of $1.36 billion and the prepayment of intellectual property licenses from Arm of $0.17 billion and royalties of $0.47 billion, both with a 20-year term. The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of specified governmental and regulatory consents and approvals and the expiration of any related mandatory waiting period, and Arm's implementation of the reorganization and distribution of Arm’s IoT Services Group and certain other assets and liabilities. We are engaged with regulators in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, China and other jurisdictions. If the Purchase Agreement is terminated under certain circumstances, we will be refunded $1.25 billion of the Signing Consideration. The Signing Consideration was allocated on a fair value basis and any refund of the Signing Consideration will use stated values in the Purchase Agreement. We believe the closing of the acquisition will likely occur in the first quarter of calendar year 2022.
Acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
On April 27, 2020, we completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Mellanox for a total purchase consideration of $7.13 billion. Mellanox is a supplier of high-performance interconnect products for computing, storage and communications applications. We acquired Mellanox to optimize data center workloads to scale across the entire computing, networking, and storage stack.
Supplemental Unaudited Pro Forma Information
The following unaudited pro forma financial information summarizes the combined results of operations for NVIDIA and Mellanox as if the companies were combined as of the beginning of fiscal year 2020:
Pro Forma
 Three Months Ended
 April 26, 2020
(In millions)
Revenue$3,509 
Net income$918 
The unaudited pro forma information includes adjustments related to amortization of acquired intangible assets, adjustments to stock-based compensation expense, fair value of acquired inventory, and transaction costs. The unaudited pro forma information presented above is for informational purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of our consolidated results of operations of the combined business had the acquisition occurred at the beginning of fiscal year 2020 or of the results of our future operations of the combined businesses.
Note 3 - Leases
Our lease obligations primarily consist of operating leases for our headquarters complex, domestic and international office facilities, and data center space, with lease periods expiring between fiscal years 2022 and 2035.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(Unaudited)


Future minimum lease payments under our non-cancelable operating leases as of May 2, 2021, are as follows:
Operating Lease Obligations
 (In millions)
Fiscal Year: 
2022 (excluding first quarter of fiscal year 2022)$106 
2023144 
2024123 
2025102 
202694 
2027 and thereafter306 
Total875 
Less imputed interest100 
Present value of net future minimum lease payments775 
Less short-term operating lease liabilities135 
Long-term operating lease liabilities$640 
Operating lease expenses were $39 million and $31 million for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively. Short-term and variable lease expenses for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021 were not significant.
Other information related to leases was as follows:
Three Months Ended
May 2, 2021April 26, 2020
 (In millions)
Supplemental cash flows information 
Operating cash flows used for operating leases$39 $31 
Operating lease assets obtained in exchange for lease obligations$54 $
As of May 2, 2021, our operating leases had a weighted average remaining lease term of 7.5 years and a weighted average discount rate of 2.77%. As of January 31, 2021, our operating leases had a weighted average remaining lease term of 7.6 years and a weighted average discount rate of 2.87%.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(Unaudited)


Note 4 - Stock-Based Compensation
Our stock-based compensation expense is associated with restricted stock units, or RSUs, performance stock units that are based on our corporate financial performance targets, or PSUs, performance stock units that are based on market conditions, or market-based PSUs, and our employee stock purchase plan, or ESPP.
Our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income include stock-based compensation expense, net of amounts allocated to inventory, as follows:
 Three Months Ended
 May 2,
2021
April 26,
2020
(In millions)
Cost of revenue$25 $21 
Research and development276 134 
Sales, general and administrative128 69 
Total$429 $224 
Equity Award Activity
The following is a summary of equity award transactions under our equity incentive plans:
RSUs, PSUs, and Market-based PSUs Outstanding
 Number of SharesWeighted Average Grant-Date Fair Value Per Share
(In millions, except per share data)
Balances, January 31, 202115 $264.69 
Granted$535.82 
Vested restricted stock(4)$252.22 
Balances, May 2, 202112 $279.79 
As of May 2, 2021, there was $3.32 billion of aggregate unearned stock-based compensation expense, net of forfeitures. This amount is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 2.4 years for RSUs, PSUs, and market-based PSUs, and 1.1 years for ESPP.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(Unaudited)


Note 5 – Net Income Per Share
The following is a reconciliation of the denominator of the basic and diluted net income per share computations for the periods presented:
 Three Months Ended
May 2,April 26,
20212020
 (In millions, except per share data)
Numerator:  
Net income$1,912 $917 
Denominator:
Basic weighted average shares621 614 
Dilutive impact of outstanding equity awards11 
Diluted weighted average shares632 622 
Net income per share:
Basic (1)$3.08 $1.49 
Diluted (2)$3.03 $1.47 
Equity awards excluded from diluted net income per share because their effect would have been anti-dilutive
(1)    Calculated as net income divided by basic weighted average shares.
(2)    Calculated as net income divided by diluted weighted average shares.
Note 6 – Income Taxes
We recognized an income tax expense of $132 million and $64 million for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively. The income tax expense as a percentage of income before income tax was 6.5% and 6.6% for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively.
The slight decrease in our effective tax rate for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 as compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 was primarily due to a change in the jurisdiction of earnings, partially offset by a decrease in the impact of tax benefits from the U.S. federal research tax credit.
Our effective tax rates for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021 were lower than the U.S. federal statutory rate of 21% due to income earned in jurisdictions that are subject to taxes lower than the U.S. federal statutory tax rate, the benefit of the U.S. federal research tax credit, and tax benefits related to stock-based compensation.
As of May 2, 2021, we intend to indefinitely reinvest approximately $1.3 billion of cumulative undistributed earnings held by Mellanox non-U.S. subsidiaries. We have not provided the amount of unrecognized deferred tax liabilities for temporary differences related to investments in Mellanox non-U.S. subsidiaries as the determination of such amount is not practicable.
For the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, there have been no material changes to our tax years that remain subject to examination by major tax jurisdictions. We are currently under examination by the Internal Revenue Service for our fiscal years 2018 and 2019. Additionally, there have been no material changes to our unrecognized tax benefits and any related interest or penalties since the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021.
While we believe that we have adequately provided for all uncertain tax positions, or tax positions where we believe it is not more-likely-than-not that the position will be sustained upon review, amounts asserted by tax authorities could be greater or less than our accrued position. Accordingly, our provisions on federal, state and foreign tax related matters to be recorded in the future may change as revised estimates are made or the underlying matters are settled or otherwise resolved with the respective tax authorities. As of May 2, 2021, we do not believe that our estimates, as otherwise provided for, on such tax positions will significantly increase or decrease within the next 12 months.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(Unaudited)


Note 7 - Cash Equivalents and Marketable Securities 
Our cash equivalents and marketable securities related to debt securities are classified as “available-for-sale” debt securities.
The following is a summary of cash equivalents and marketable securities as of May 2, 2021 and January 31, 2021:
 May 2, 2021
Amortized
Cost
Unrealized
Gain
Unrealized
Loss
Estimated
Fair Value
Reported as
 Cash EquivalentsMarketable Securities
 (In millions)
Corporate debt securities$5,240 $$$5,242 $323 $4,919 
Debt securities issued by United States government agencies3,045 3,046 3,046 
Debt securities issued by the United States Treasury2,820 2,821 2,821 
Certificates of deposit884 884 48 836 
Money market funds319 319 319 
Foreign government bonds67 67 67 
Total$12,375 $$$12,379 $690 $11,689 
 January 31, 2021
Amortized
Cost
Unrealized
Gain
Unrealized
Loss
Estimated
Fair Value
Reported as
 Cash EquivalentsMarketable Securities
 (In millions)
Corporate debt securities$4,442 $$$4,444 $234 $4,210 
Debt securities issued by United States government agencies2,975 2,976 28 2,948 
Debt securities issued by the United States Treasury2,846 2,846 25 2,821 
Certificates of deposit705 705 37 668 
Money market funds313 313 313 
Foreign government bonds67 67 67 
Total$11,348 $$$11,351 $637 $10,714 
Net realized gains and unrealized gains and losses were not significant for all periods presented.
The amortized cost and estimated fair value of cash equivalents and marketable securities as of May 2, 2021 and January 31, 2021 are shown below by contractual maturity.
May 2, 2021January 31, 2021
Amortized CostEstimated Fair ValueAmortized CostEstimated Fair Value
(In millions)
Less than one year$11,499 $11,502 $10,782 $10,783 
Due in 1 - 5 years876 877 566 568 
Total$12,375 $12,379 $11,348 $11,351 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(Unaudited)


Note 8 – Fair Value of Financial Assets and Liabilities
The fair values of our financial assets and liabilities are determined using quoted market prices of identical assets or quoted market prices of similar assets from active markets. We review fair value hierarchy classification on a quarterly basis.
Fair Value at
Pricing CategoryMay 2, 2021January 31, 2021
(In millions)
Assets
Cash equivalents and marketable securities:
Money market fundsLevel 1$319 $313 
Corporate debt securitiesLevel 2$5,242 $4,444 
Debt securities issued by United States government agenciesLevel 2$3,046 $2,976 
Debt securities issued by the United States TreasuryLevel 2$2,821 $2,846 
Certificates of depositLevel 2$884 $705 
Foreign government bondsLevel 2$67 $67 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets:
Publicly-held equity security (1)Level 1$133 $
Other assets:
Investment in non-affiliated entities (2)Level 3$146 $144 
Liabilities
2.20% Notes Due 2021 (3)Level 2$1,006 $1,011 
3.20% Notes Due 2026 (3)Level 2$1,101 $1,124 
2.85% Notes Due 2030 (3)Level 2$1,592 $1,654 
3.50% Notes Due 2040 (3)Level 2$1,095 $1,152 
3.50% Notes Due 2050 (3)Level 2$2,158 $2,308 
3.70% Notes Due 2060 (3)Level 2$552 $602 
(1)    The balance as of May 2, 2021 includes an investment that was reclassified from privately-held equity securities following the commencement of public market trading of the issuer in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022. As of May 2, 2021, the investment is subject to short-term selling restrictions. Due to the public market trading of the issuer, an unrealized gain on the investment of $124 million was recorded in other income (expense), net in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022. The net cumulative unrealized gain on the investment was $130 million as of May 2, 2021.
(2)    Investment in private non-affiliated entities is recorded at fair value on a non-recurring basis only if an impairment or observable price adjustment occurs in the period with changes in fair value recorded through net income. The amount recorded as of May 2, 2021 has not been significant.
(3)    These liabilities are carried on our Consolidated Balance Sheets at their original issuance value, net of unamortized debt discount and issuance costs, and are not marked to fair value each period. Refer to Note 12 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(Unaudited)


Note 9 - Amortizable Intangible Assets and Goodwill
The components of our amortizable intangible assets are as follows:
 May 2, 2021January 31, 2021
 Gross
Carrying
Amount
Accumulated
Amortization
Net Carrying
Amount
Gross
Carrying
Amount
Accumulated
Amortization
Net Carrying
Amount
 (In millions)
Acquisition-related intangible assets (1)$3,280 $(904)$2,376 $3,280 $(774)$2,506 
Patents and licensed technology719 (482)237 706 (475)231 
Total intangible assets$3,999 $(1,386)$2,613 $3,986 $(1,249)$2,737 
(1)    As of May 2, 2021, acquisition-related intangible assets include the fair value of a Mellanox in-process research and development, or IPR&D, project of $630 million, which has not yet commenced amortization. Once the project reaches technological feasibility, we will begin to amortize the intangible asset over its estimated useful life.
Amortization expense associated with intangible assets was $137 million and $7 million for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively. Future amortization expense related to the net carrying amount of intangible assets, excluding IPR&D, as of May 2, 2021 is estimated to be $412 million for the remainder of fiscal year 2022, $546 million in fiscal year 2023, $424 million in fiscal year 2024, $370 million in fiscal year 2025, $99 million in fiscal year 2026, and $132 million in fiscal year 2027 and thereafter.
There were 0 changes to the carrying amount of goodwill during the first quarter of fiscal year 2022.
Note 10 - Balance Sheet Components 
Certain balance sheet components are as follows:
May 2,January 31,
 20212021
Inventories:(In millions)
Raw materials$734 $632 
Work in-process504 457 
Finished goods754 737 
Total inventories$1,992 $1,826 
May 2,January 31,
 20212021
Prepaid expenses and other current assets:(In millions)
Prepaid expenses$179 $142 
Publicly-held equity security (1)133 
Other132 97 
Total prepaid expenses and other current assets$444 $239 
(1)    The balance as of May 2, 2021 includes an investment that was reclassified from privately-held equity securities following the commencement of public market trading of the issuer in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022. As of May 2, 2021, the investment is subject to short-term selling restrictions. Due to the public market trading of the issuer, an unrealized gain on the investment of $124 million was recorded in other income (expense), net in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022. The net cumulative unrealized gain on the investment was $130 million as of May 2, 2021.

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May 2,January 31,
 20212021
Other assets:(In millions)
Advanced consideration for acquisition$1,357 $1,357 
Prepaid royalties428 440 
Investment in non-affiliated entities146 144 
Deposits123 136 
Other36 67 
Total other assets$2,090 $2,144 

May 2,January 31,
 20212021
Accrued and Other Current Liabilities:(In millions)
Customer program accruals$700 $630 
Deferred revenue (1)333 288 
Accrued payroll and related expenses265 297 
Operating leases135 121 
Licenses and royalties96 128 
Taxes payable96 61 
Product warranty and return provisions45 39 
Professional service fees33 26 
Coupon interest on debt obligations19 74 
Other65 61 
Total accrued and other current liabilities$1,787 $1,725 
(1)    Deferred revenue primarily includes customer advances and deferrals related to license and development arrangements and post-contract customer support, or PCS.
May 2,January 31,
 20212021
Other Long-Term Liabilities:(In millions)
Income tax payable (1)$864 $836 
Deferred income tax234 241 
Deferred revenue (2)173 163 
Licenses payable59 56 
Employee benefits34 33 
Other50 46 
Total other long-term liabilities$1,414 $1,375 
(1)    As of May 2, 2021, income tax payable represents the long-term portion of the one-time transition tax payable of $284 million, unrecognized tax benefits of $374 million, related interest and penalties of $48 million, and other foreign long-term tax payable of $158 million.
(2)    Deferred revenue primarily includes deferrals related to PCS.

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Deferred Revenue
The following table shows the changes in deferred revenue during the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021:
May 2,April 26,
 20212020
(In millions)
Balance at beginning of period$451 $201 
Deferred revenue added during the period178 110 
Revenue recognized during the period(123)(70)
Balance at end of period$506 $241 
Revenue related to remaining performance obligations represents the remaining contracted license, development arrangements and PCS that has not been recognized. This includes related deferred revenue currently recorded and amounts that will be invoiced in future periods. As of May 2, 2021, the amount of our remaining performance obligations that has not been recognized as revenue was $680 million, of which we expect to recognize approximately 48% as revenue over the next 12 months and the remainder thereafter. This amount excludes the value of remaining performance obligations for contracts with an original expected length of one year or less.
Note 11 - Derivative Financial Instruments
We enter into foreign currency forward contracts to mitigate the impact of foreign currency exchange rate movements on our operating expenses. These contracts are designated as cash flow hedges for hedge accounting treatment. Gains or losses on the contracts are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income or loss and reclassified to operating expense when the related operating expenses are recognized in earnings or ineffectiveness should occur. The fair value of the contracts was not significant as of May 2, 2021 and January 31, 2021.
We also enter into foreign currency forward contracts to mitigate the impact of foreign currency movements on monetary assets and liabilities that are denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. These forward contracts were not designated for hedge accounting treatment. Therefore, the change in fair value of these contracts is recorded in other income or expense and offsets the change in fair value of the hedged foreign currency denominated monetary assets and liabilities, which is also recorded in other income or expense.

The table below presents the notional value of our foreign currency forward contracts outstanding as of May 2, 2021 and January 31, 2021:
 May 2,
2021
January 31,
2021
(In millions)
Designated as cash flow hedges$888 $840 
Not designated for hedge accounting$402 $441 
As of May 2, 2021, all designated foreign currency forward contracts mature within 18 months. The expected realized gains and losses deferred into accumulated other comprehensive income or loss related to foreign currency forward contracts within the next 12 months was not significant.
During the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, the impact of derivative financial instruments designated for hedge accounting treatment on other comprehensive income or loss was not significant and all such instruments were determined to be highly effective. Therefore, there were no gains or losses associated with ineffectiveness.

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Note 12 - Debt
Long-Term Debt
In March 2020, we issued $1.50 billion of the 2.85% Notes Due 2030, $1.00 billion of the 3.50% Notes Due 2040, $2.00 billion of the 3.50% Notes Due 2050, and $500 million of the 3.70% Notes Due 2060, or collectively, the March 2020 Notes. Interest on the March 2020 Notes is payable on April 1 and October 1 of each year.
In September 2016, we issued $1.00 billion of the 2.20% Notes Due 2021 and $1.00 billion of the 3.20% Notes Due 2026, or collectively, the September 2016 Notes. Interest on the September 2016 Notes is payable on March 16 and September 16 of each year.
Both the September 2016 Notes and the March 2020 Notes, or collectively, the Notes, are our unsecured senior obligations and rank equally in right of payment with all existing and future unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness. The Notes are structurally subordinated to the liabilities of our subsidiaries and are effectively subordinated to any secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the assets securing such indebtedness. All existing and future liabilities of our subsidiaries will be effectively senior to the Notes.
The carrying value of the Notes and the associated interest rates were as follows:
Expected
Remaining Term (years)
Effective
Interest Rate
May 2, 2021January 31, 2021
(In millions)
2.20% Notes Due 20210.42.38%$1,000 $1,000 
3.20% Notes Due 20265.43.31%1,000 1,000 
2.85% Notes Due 20308.92.93%1,500 1,500 
3.50% Notes Due 204018.93.54%1,000 1,000 
3.50% Notes Due 205028.93.54%2,000 2,000 
3.70% Notes Due 206038.93.73%500 500 
Unamortized debt discount and issuance costs(37)(37)
Net carrying amount6,963 6,963 
Less short-term portion(999)(999)
Total long-term portion$5,964 $5,964 
As of May 2, 2021, we were in compliance with the required covenants under the Notes.
Credit Facilities
We have a Credit Agreement under which we may borrow up to $575 million for general corporate purposes and can obtain revolving loan commitments up to $425 million. As of May 2, 2021, we had 0t borrowed any amounts and were in compliance with the required covenants under this agreement. The Credit Agreement expires October 2021.
We have a $575 million commercial paper program to support general corporate purposes. As of May 2, 2021, we had 0t issued any commercial paper.
Note 13 - Commitments and Contingencies
Purchase Obligations
As of May 2, 2021, we had outstanding inventory purchase obligations totaling $3.46 billion which are expected to occur over the next 12 months, and other purchase obligations totaling $396 million, which are primarily expected to occur over the next 18 months.

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Accrual for Product Warranty Liabilities
The estimated amount of product warranty liabilities was $30 million and $22 million as of May 2, 2021 and January 31, 2021, respectively, and the activities related to the warranty liabilities were not significant.
In connection with certain agreements that we have entered in the past, we have provided indemnities to cover the indemnified party for matters such as tax, product, and employee liabilities. We have included intellectual property indemnification provisions in our technology related agreements with third parties. Maximum potential future payments cannot be estimated because many of these agreements do not have a maximum stated liability. We have not recorded any liability in our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for such indemnifications.
Litigation
Securities Class Action and Derivative Lawsuits
The plaintiffs in the putative securities class action lawsuit, captioned 4:18-cv-07669-HSG, initially filed on December 21, 2018 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and titled In Re NVIDIA Corporation Securities Litigation, filed an amended complaint on May 13, 2020. The amended complaint asserted that NVIDIA and certain NVIDIA executives violated Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, and SEC Rule 10b-5, by making materially false or misleading statements related to channel inventory and the impact of cryptocurrency mining on GPU demand between May 10, 2017 and November 14, 2018. Plaintiffs also alleged that the NVIDIA executives who they named as defendants violated Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act. Plaintiffs sought class certification, an award of unspecified compensatory damages, an award of reasonable costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees and expert fees, and further relief as the Court may deem just and proper. On March 2, 2021, the district court granted NVIDIA’s motion to dismiss the complaint without leave to amend, entered judgment in favor of NVIDIA and closed the case. On March 30, 2021, plaintiffs filed a notice of appeal from judgment in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, case number 21-15604.
The putative derivative lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, captioned 4:19-cv-00341-HSG, initially filed January 18, 2019 and titled In re NVIDIA Corporation Consolidated Derivative Litigation, remains stayed pending resolution of the plaintiffs’ appeal in the In Re NVIDIA Corporation Securities Litigation action. The lawsuit asserts claims for breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, waste of corporate assets, and violations of Sections 14(a), 10(b), and 20(a) of the Exchange Act based on the dissemination of allegedly false and misleading statements related to channel inventory and the impact of cryptocurrency mining on GPU demand. The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages and other relief, including reforms and improvements to NVIDIA’s corporate governance and internal procedures.
The putative derivative actions initially filed September 24, 2019 and pending in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Lipchitz v. Huang, et al. (Case No. 1:19-cv-01795-UNA) and Nelson v. Huang, et. al. (Case No. 1:19-cv-01798- UNA), remain stayed pending resolution of the plaintiffs’ appeal in the In Re NVIDIA Corporation Securities Litigation action. The lawsuits assert claims for breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, insider trading, misappropriation of information, corporate waste and violations of Sections 14(a), 10(b), and 20(a) of the Exchange Act based on the dissemination of allegedly false, and misleading statements related to channel inventory and the impact of cryptocurrency mining on GPU demand. The plaintiffs seek unspecified damages and other relief, including disgorgement of profits from the sale of NVIDIA stock and unspecified corporate governance measures.
It is possible that additional suits will be filed, or allegations received from shareholders, with respect to these same or other matters, naming NVIDIA and/or its officers and directors as defendants.
Accounting for Loss Contingencies
As of May 2, 2021, we have not recorded any accrual for contingent liabilities associated with the legal proceedings described above based on our belief that liabilities, while possible, are not probable. Further, except as specifically described above, any possible loss or range of loss in these matters cannot be reasonably estimated at this time. We are engaged in legal actions not described above arising in the ordinary course of business and, while there can be no assurance of favorable outcomes, we believe that the ultimate outcome of these actions will not have a material adverse effect on our operating results, liquidity or financial position.

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Note 14 - Shareholders’ Equity 
Capital Return Program 
Beginning August 2004, our Board of Directors authorized us to repurchase our stock.
Through May 2, 2021, we have repurchased an aggregate of 260 million shares under our share repurchase program for a total cost of $7.08 billion. All shares delivered from these repurchases have been placed into treasury stock. As of May 2, 2021, we were authorized, subject to certain specifications, to repurchase additional shares of our common stock up to $7.24 billion through December 2022.
During the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, we paid $99 million in cash dividends to our shareholders.
Note 15 - Segment Information
Our Chief Executive Officer, who is considered to be our chief operating decision maker, or CODM, reviews financial information presented on an operating segment basis for purposes of making decisions and assessing financial performance. Our 2 operating segments are "Graphics" and "Compute & Networking." Our operating segments are equivalent to our reportable segments.
Our Graphics segment includes GeForce GPUs for gaming and PCs, the GeForce NOW game streaming service and related infrastructure, and solutions for gaming platforms; Quadro/NVIDIA RTX GPUs for enterprise design; GRID software for cloud-based visual and virtual computing; and automotive platforms for infotainment systems.
Our Compute & Networking segment includes Data Center platforms and systems for artificial intelligence, or AI, high performance computing, or HPC, and accelerated computing; Mellanox networking and interconnect solutions; automotive AI Cockpit, autonomous driving development agreements, and autonomous vehicle solutions; cryptocurrency mining processors, or CMP; and Jetson for robotics and other embedded platforms.
Operating results by segment include costs or expenses that are directly attributable to each segment, and costs or expenses that are leveraged across our unified architecture and therefore allocated between our 2 segments.
The “All Other” category includes the expenses that our CODM does not assign to either Graphics or Compute & Networking for purposes of making operating decisions or assessing financial performance. The expenses include stock-based compensation expense, corporate infrastructure and support costs, acquisition-related costs, IP-related costs, and other non-recurring charges and benefits that our CODM deems to be enterprise in nature.
Our CODM does not review any information regarding total assets on a reportable segment basis. Depreciation and amortization expense directly attributable to each reportable segment is included in operating results for each segment. However, the CODM does not evaluate depreciation and amortization expense by operating segment and, therefore, it is not separately presented. There is no intersegment revenue. The accounting policies for segment reporting are the same as for our consolidated financial statements. The table below presents details of our reportable segments and the “All Other” category.
 GraphicsCompute & NetworkingAll OtherConsolidated
 (In millions)
Three Months Ended May 2, 2021    
Revenue$3,451 $2,210 $$5,661 
Operating income (loss)$1,786 $861 $(691)$1,956 
Three Months Ended April 26, 2020    
Revenue$1,906 $1,174 $$3,080 
Operating income (loss)$836 $451 $(311)$976 
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Three Months Ended
May 2,
2021
April 26,
2020
(In millions)
Reconciling items included in "All Other" category:
Stock-based compensation expense$(429)$(224)
Acquisition-related and other costs(167)(5)
Unallocated cost of revenue and operating expenses(90)(82)
IP-related costs(5)
Total$(691)$(311)
Revenue by geographic region is allocated to individual countries based on the location to which the products are initially billed even if our customers’ revenue is attributable to end customers that are located in a different location. The following table summarizes information pertaining to our revenue from customers based on the invoicing address by geographic regions:
 Three Months Ended
May 2,April 26,
 20212020
 (In millions)
Revenue:  
Taiwan$1,784 $813 
China (including Hong Kong)1,391 758 
Other Asia Pacific1,001 607 
United States768 497 
Europe381 254 
Other countries336 151 
Total revenue$5,661 $3,080 
The following table summarizes information pertaining to our revenue by each of the specialized markets we serve:
 Three Months Ended
May 2,April 26,
 20212020
 (In millions)
Revenue:  
Gaming$2,760 $1,339 
Data Center2,048 1,141 
Professional Visualization372 307 
Automotive154 155 
OEM and Other327 138 
Total revenue$5,661 $3,080 
No customer represented 10% or more of total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 or 2021.
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One customer represented 13% and 16% of our accounts receivable balance as of May 2, 2021 and January 31, 2021, respectively.
Note 16 – Subsequent Event
On May 21, 2021, our Board of Directors declared a 4-for-one split of our common stock in the form of a stock dividend, conditioned on obtaining stockholder approval at our 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on June 3, 2021, of an amendment to our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 2 billion to 4 billion. The following table reflects basic and diluted weighted average shares and net income per share on an unaudited pro forma basis giving effect to the four-for-one stock split as if it had been effective for all periods presented:
Pro Forma (Unaudited)
 Three Months EndedTwelve Months Ended
May 2,April 26,January 31,January 26,January 27,
20212020202120202019
 (In millions, except per share data)
Numerator:
Net income$1,912 $917 $4,332 $2,796 $4,141 
Denominator:
Basic weighted average shares2,484 2,456 2,468 2,436 2,432 
Dilutive impact of outstanding equity awards44 32 44 36 68 
Diluted weighted average shares2,528 2,488 2,512 2,472 2,500 
Net income per share:
Basic (1)$0.77 $0.37 $1.76 $1.15 $1.70 
Diluted (2)$0.76 $0.37 $1.72 $1.13 $1.66 
(1)    Calculated as net income divided by basic weighted average shares.
(2)    Calculated as net income divided by diluted weighted average shares.
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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Forward-Looking Statements 
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are subject to the “safe harbor” created by those sections. Forward-looking statements are based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “goal,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “potential” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. Other statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q regarding the potential future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business and results of operations are forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance, time frames or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, time frames or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. We discuss many of these risks, uncertainties and other factors in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021 in greater detail under the heading “Risk Factors” of such reports. Given these risks, uncertainties and other factors, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Also, these forward-looking statements represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this filing. You should read this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. We hereby qualify our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.
All references to “NVIDIA,” “we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company” mean NVIDIA Corporation and its subsidiaries.
NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, GeForce, GeForce NOW, GeForce RTX, Maxine, Mellanox, NVIDIA DRIVE, NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion, NVIDIA DRIVE Orin, NVIDIA Grace, NVIDIA GRID, NVIDIA Jetson, NVIDIA Omniverse, NVIDIA RTX, Quadro and Quadro RTX are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.
The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the risk factors set forth in Item 1A. “Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021 and Part II, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes thereto, as well as other cautionary statements and risks described elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, before deciding to purchase or sell shares of our common stock.
Overview
Our Company and Our Businesses
NVIDIA pioneered accelerated computing to help solve the most challenging computational problems. Since our original focus on PC graphics, we have expanded to several other large and important computationally intensive fields. Fueled by the sustained demand for exceptional 3D graphics and the scale of the gaming market, NVIDIA has leveraged its GPU architecture to create platforms for scientific computing, AI, data science, autonomous vehicles, or AV, robotics, and augmented and virtual reality, or AR and VR.
Our two operating segments are "Graphics" and "Compute & Networking," as described in Note 15 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, NVIDIA was incorporated in California in April 1993 and reincorporated in Delaware in April 1998.
Recent Developments, Future Objectives and Challenges
Pending Acquisition of Arm Limited
On September 13, 2020, we entered into a Purchase Agreement with Arm and SoftBank for us to acquire, from SoftBank, all allotted and issued ordinary shares of Arm in a transaction valued at $40 billion. We paid the Signing Consideration and will pay upon closing of the acquisition $10 billion in cash and issue to SoftBank 44.3 million shares of our common
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stock, which had an aggregate value of $21.5 billion as of the date of the Purchase Agreement. The transaction includes a potential earn out, which is contingent on the achievement of certain financial performance targets by Arm during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. If the financial performance targets are achieved, Softbank can elect to receive either up to an additional $5 billion in cash or up to an additional 10.3 million shares of our common stock. We will issue up to $1.5 billion in restricted stock units to Arm employees after closing. The $2 billion paid upon signing was allocated between advanced consideration for the acquisition of $1.36 billion and the prepayment of intellectual property licenses from Arm of $0.17 billion and royalties of $0.47 billion, both with a 20-year term. The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of specified governmental and regulatory consents and approvals and the expiration of any related mandatory waiting period, and Arm's implementation of the reorganization and distribution of Arm’s IoT Services Group and certain other assets and liabilities. We are engaged with regulators in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, China and other jurisdictions. If the Purchase Agreement is terminated under certain circumstances, we will be refunded $1.25 billion of the Signing Consideration. The Signing Consideration was allocated on a fair value basis and any refund of the Signing Consideration will use stated values in the Purchase Agreement. We believe the closing of the acquisition will likely occur in the first quarter of calendar year 2022.
Demand
Demand for our products is based on many factors, including our product introductions and transitions, competitor announcements, and competing technologies, all of which can impact the timing and amount of our revenue. For example, our GPUs for gaming are capable of digital currency mining. Demand and use of GPUs for cryptocurrency has fluctuated in the past and is likely to continue to change quickly. Volatility in the cryptocurrency market, including changes in the prices of cryptocurrencies, can impact demand for our products and our ability to estimate demand for our products. Changes to cryptocurrency standards and processes including, but not limited to, the pending Ethereum 2.0 standard may also create increased aftermarket resales of our GPUs and may reduce demand for our new GPUs. During the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, we believe Gaming benefited from cryptocurrency mining demand, although it is hard to determine to what extent. Additionally, consumer behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as increased demand for our Gaming, Data Center and notebook workstation products, has made it more difficult for us to estimate future demand, and these challenges may be more pronounced or volatile in the future on both a global and regional basis if and when the effects of the pandemic subside. In estimating demand and evaluating trends, we make multiple assumptions, any of which may prove to be incorrect.
Supply
Our products are manufactured based on estimates of customers’ future demand and our manufacturing lead times are very long. We sell many of our products through a channel model, and our channel customers sell to retailers, distributors, and/or end customers. As a result, the decisions made by our channel partners, retailers, and distributors in response to changing market conditions and the changing demand for our products could impact our financial results. To have shorter shipment lead times and quicker delivery schedules for our customers, we may build inventory for anticipated periods of growth which do not occur, may build inventory anticipating demand that does not materialize, or may build inventory to serve what we believe is pent-up demand. We expect to remain supply-constrained into the second half of the fiscal year, primarily in gaming. We may need to place non-cancellable inventory orders significantly in advance of our normal lead times, pay premiums or provide deposits to secure normal and incremental future supply.
COVID-19
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has caused governments and businesses to take unprecedented measures including restrictions on travel, temporary business closures, quarantines and shelter-in-place orders. It has significantly impacted global economic activity and caused volatility and disruption in global financial markets. Some regions are easing COVID-19 related restrictions; however, most of our employees continue to work remotely and we continue to temporarily prohibit most business travel.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and affect our business and financial results. Our Gaming and Data Center market platforms have benefited from stronger demand as people continue to work, learn, and play from home. In Professional Visualization, notebook workstations continue to benefit from work-from-home trends and desktop workstations have started to recover as employees return onsite in certain markets. As our own offices begin to reopen, we expect to incur incremental expenses as we resume onsite services and related in-office costs.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the timing and overall demand from customers and the availability of supply chain, logistical services and component supply may have a material net negative impact on our business and financial results. Refer to Part II, Item 1A of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for additional information under the heading “Risk Factors.”
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We believe our existing balances of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, along with commercial paper and other short-term liquidity arrangements, will be sufficient to satisfy our working capital needs, capital asset purchases, dividends, debt repayments and other liquidity requirements associated with our existing operations.
First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2022 Summary
Three Months Ended
 May 2, 2021January 31, 2021April 26, 2020Quarter-over-Quarter ChangeYear-over-Year Change
($ in millions, except per share data)
Revenue$5,661 $5,003 $3,080 13 %84 %
Gross margin64.1 %63.1 %65.1 %100 bps(100) bps
Operating expenses$1,673 $1,650 $1,028 %63 %
Income from operations$1,956 $1,507 $976 30 %100 %
Net income$1,912 $1,457 $917 31 %109 %
Net income per diluted share$3.03 $2.31 $1.47 31 %106 %
We specialize in markets where our computing platforms can provide tremendous acceleration for applications. These platforms incorporate processors, interconnects, software, algorithms, systems, and services to deliver unique value. Our platforms address four large markets where our expertise is critical: Gaming, Data Center, Professional Visualization, and Automotive.
Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 was $5.66 billion, up 84% from a year earlier. Revenue was up 13% sequentially with growth in all market platforms.
Gaming revenue was up 106% from a year ago and up 11% sequentially, reflecting higher sales in GeForce GPUs, as well as in game-console SOCs. We continued to benefit from strong sales of our GeForce RTX 30 Series based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture. We believe Gaming also benefited from cryptocurrency mining demand, although it is hard to determine to what extent.
Data Center revenue was up 79% from a year ago and up 8% sequentially. The year-on-year revenue growth was driven primarily by the Mellanox acquisition and the ramp of NVIDIA Ampere GPU architecture products into vertical industries and hyperscale customers. Sequentially, growth in Data Center came from both compute and networking products, primarily driven by hyperscale customers.
Professional Visualization revenue was up 21% from both a year earlier and sequentially. The year-on-year increase was driven by sales of notebook workstation GPUs. The sequential growth reflects sales of GPUs for both desktop and notebook workstations.
Automotive revenue was down 1% from a year earlier and up 6% sequentially.
OEM and Other revenue was up 137% from a year ago and up 114% sequentially, primarily reflecting the addition of CMP, which generated revenue of $155 million.
Gross margin was down 100 basis points from a year earlier due to amortization of intangible assets related to the Mellanox acquisition and a shift in the mix of Data Center products, partially offset by a lower contribution from Automotive products. Gross margin was up 100 basis points sequentially due to a more favorable mix within Data Center and the addition of CMP products.
Operating expenses were up 63% from a year earlier, which did not include Mellanox, and up 1% sequentially. In addition to Mellanox, the year-on-year increase was primarily driven by compensation-related costs, including employee growth and infrastructure costs. Sequential costs were relatively flat, with increased expenses from growth in employees offset by the additional week in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021.
Income from operations was $1.96 billion, up 100% from a year earlier and up 30% sequentially. Net income was $1.91 billion. Net income per diluted share was $3.03, up 106% from a year earlier and up 31% sequentially.
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Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities at the end of the first quarter were $12.67 billion, down from $16.35 billion a year earlier and up from $11.56 billion in the prior quarter. The year-on-year decrease primarily reflects payment for Mellanox acquisition, while the sequential increase primarily reflects growth in operating income.
We paid $99 million in quarterly cash dividends in the first quarter.
On May 21, 2021, our Board of Directors declared a four-for-one split of our common stock payable in the form of a stock dividend, with the additional shares expected to be distributed on July 19, 2021. The stock dividend is conditioned on obtaining stockholder approval at our 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 3, 2021 to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 2 billion to 4 billion.
Market Platform Highlights
During the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, in our Gaming platform, we launched GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU systems; announced GeForce 3050 Ti and 3050 laptop GPUs; accelerated RTX momentum with now over 60 games; announced plans to integrate NVIDIA DLSS into the Unity game engine; announced that NVIDIA Reflex is incorporated in more games; and announced that GeForce NOW has over 10 million members.
In our Data Center platform, we launched new NVIDIA A30 and A10 GPUs for mainstream AI, data analytics and graphics; debuted a new class of NVIDIA-Certified Systems with leading server OEMs; announced the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite; hosted our largest-ever GPU Technology Conference, where we unveiled NVIDIA Grace, our first Arm-based data center CPU; introduced the NVIDIA Morpheus AI and NVIDIA TAO application frameworks; and announced the availability of NVIDIA Jarvis and NVIDIA Maxine.
In our Professional Visualization platform, we unveiled NVIDIA RTX GPUs for next-generation notebook and desktop workstations; and launched NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise.
In our Automotive platform, we announced that the NVIDIA DRIVE platform powers MBUX Hyperscreen, the AI cockpit in Mercedes-Benz’s new EQS sedan, and that Volvo Cars will use NVIDIA DRIVE Orin to power the autonomous driving computer in its next-generation cars, beginning with the XC90 in 2022; announced that NVIDIA DRIVE will be powering intelligent new energy vehicles from R-Auto, IM Motors, Faraday Future and VinFast, and robotaxis including Cruise and Amazon Zoox; announced NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion 8; and unveiled the NVIDIA DRIVE Atlan next-generation SOC.
Financial Information by Business Segment and Geographic Data
Refer to Note 15 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for disclosure regarding segment information.

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Results of Operations
The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, certain items in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income expressed as a percentage of revenue.
 Three Months Ended
 May 2,
2021
April 26,
2020
Revenue100.0 %100.0 %
     Cost of revenue35.9 34.9 
Gross profit64.1 65.1 
Operating expenses 
     Research and development20.4 23.9 
     Sales, general and administrative9.2 9.5 
Total operating expenses29.6 33.4 
Income from operations34.5 31.7 
     Interest income0.1 1.0 
     Interest expense(0.9)(0.8)
     Other, net2.4 — 
Other income (expense), net1.6 0.2 
Income before income tax36.1 31.9 
Income tax expense2.3 2.1 
Net income33.8 %29.8 %
Revenue
Revenue by Reportable Segments
Three Months Ended
 May 2,
2021
April 26,
2020
$
Change
%
Change
 ($ in millions)
Graphics$3,451 $1,906 $1,545 81 %
Compute & Networking2,210 1,174 1,036 88 %
Total$5,661 $3,080 $2,581 84 %
Graphics - Graphics segment revenue increased 81% in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, reflecting growth in GeForce GPUs which benefited from continued strong sales of our GeForce RTX 30 Series based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture. Additionally, revenue increased from higher sales of Quadro/NVIDIA RTX workstations and game console SOCs. We believe this segment also benefited from cryptocurrency mining demand, although it is hard to determine to what extent.
Compute & Networking - Compute & Networking segment revenue increased 88% for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, reflecting the addition of Mellanox, which we acquired on April 27, 2020. Revenue also increased due to the ramp of NVIDIA Ampere GPU architecture products into vertical industries and hyperscale customers and the addition of CMP revenue.
Concentration of Revenue 
Revenue from sales to customers outside of the United States accounted for 86% and 84% of total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively. Revenue by geographic region is allocated to individual countries based on the location to which the products are initially billed even if the revenue is attributable to end customers in a different location.
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No customer represented 10% or more of total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 or 2021.
Gross Margin
Our overall gross margin decreased to 64.1% for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 from 65.1% for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, reflecting amortization of intangible assets related to the Mellanox acquisition and a shift in the mix of Data Center products, partially offset by a lower contribution from Automotive products.
Inventory provisions totaled $58 million and $36 million for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively. Sales of inventory that was previously written-off or -down totaled $21 million and $39 million for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively. As a result, the overall net effect on our gross margin was an unfavorable impact of 0.6% and a favorable impact of 0.1% in the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively.
A discussion of our gross margin results for each of our reportable segments is as follows:
Graphics - The gross margin of our Graphics segment increased during the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, primarily due to reduced contribution from lower margin products.
Compute & Networking - The gross margin of our Compute & Networking segment decreased during the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, primarily due to a shift in the mix of Data Center products, partially offset by a lower contribution from Automotive solutions.
Operating Expenses
 Three Months Ended
 May 2,
2021
April 26,
2020
$
Change
%
Change
 ($ in millions)
Research and development expenses$1,153 $735 $418 57 %
% of net revenue20 %24 %
Sales, general and administrative expenses520 293 227 77 %
% of net revenue%10 %
Total operating expenses$1,673 $1,028 $645 63 %
Research and Development
Research and development expenses increased by 57% during the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, driven primarily by the acquisition of Mellanox. The increase also reflects the impact of employee additions and higher employee compensation, including stock-based compensation and infrastructure costs.
Sales, General and Administrative
Sales, general and administrative expenses increased by 77% during the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, driven primarily by the Mellanox acquisition. The increase also reflects the impact of employee additions and higher employee compensation, including stock-based compensation, and costs related to the pending acquisition of Arm.
Other Income (Expense), Net
Interest income consists of interest earned on cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. Interest income was $6 million and $31 million during the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively. The decrease in interest income was primarily due to lower interest earned on our investments.
Interest expense is primarily comprised of coupon interest and debt discount amortization related to our September 2016 Notes and March 2020 Notes. Interest expense was $53 million and $25 million during the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively.
Other, net, consists primarily of realized or unrealized gains and losses from non-affiliated investments, mark to market adjustment of our publicly-traded equity security investment and the impact of changes in foreign currency rates. Other, net, was an income of $135 million during the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 and not significant during the first quarter
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of fiscal year 2021. The increase was primarily due to a $124 million unrealized gain from an equity investment in a company that commenced public trading. Refer to Note 8 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information.
Income Taxes
We recognized an income tax expense of $132 million and $64 million for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively. The income tax expense as a percentage of income before income tax was 6.5% and 6.6% for the first quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively.
The slight decrease in our effective tax rate for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 as compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 was primarily due to a change in the jurisdiction of earnings, partially offset by a decrease in the impact of tax benefits from the U.S. federal research tax credit.
Refer to Note 6 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for further information.
Liquidity and Capital Resources 
 May 2, 2021January 31, 2021
 (In millions)
Cash and cash equivalents$978 $847 
Marketable securities11,689 10,714 
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities$12,667 $11,561 
 Three Months Ended
May 2, 2021April 26, 2020
 (In millions)
Net cash provided by operating activities$1,874 $909 
Net cash used in investing activities$(1,272)$(1,055)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities$(471)$4,744 
As of May 2, 2021, we had $12.67 billion in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, an increase of $1.11 billion from the end of fiscal year 2021. Our investment policy requires the purchase of highly rated fixed income securities, the diversification of investment types and credit exposures, and certain maturity limits on our portfolio.
Cash provided by operating activities increased in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, due to higher net income and non-cash adjustments, partially offset by changes in working capital. Changes in working capital include increases in outstanding trade receivables due to higher revenue and corresponding shipment linearity.
Cash used in investing activities increased in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 compared to cash used in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, which primarily reflects higher purchases of marketable securities, and higher purchases of property and equipment and intangible assets, offset by higher sales and maturities of marketable securities.
Cash used in financing activities increased in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 compared to cash provided in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, which primarily reflects the debt issued in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 and higher payments related to tax on restricted stock units.
Liquidity
Our primary sources of liquidity are our cash and cash equivalents, our marketable securities, and the cash generated by our operations. As of May 2, 2021, we had $12.67 billion in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities. Our marketable securities consist of certificates of deposits and debt securities issued by the U.S. government and its agencies, highly rated corporations and financial institutions, and foreign government entities. These marketable securities are primarily denominated in U.S. dollars. Refer to Note 7 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information. We believe that we have sufficient liquidity to meet our operating requirements for at least the next 12 months, including our proposed acquisition of Arm. We continuously evaluate our liquidity and
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capital resources, including our access to external capital, to ensure we can adequately and efficiently finance our capital requirements beyond 12 months.
We have approximately $1.5 billion of cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities held outside the U.S. for which we have not accrued any related foreign or state taxes if we repatriate these amounts to the U.S. Other than that, substantially all of our cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities held outside of the U.S. as of May 2, 2021 are available for use in the U.S. without incurring additional U.S. federal income taxes.
Capital Return to Shareholders
In the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, we paid $99 million in quarterly cash dividends. Our cash dividend program and the payment of future cash dividends under that program are subject to the continuing determination by our Board of Directors that the dividend program and the declaration of dividends thereunder are in the best interests of our shareholders.
As of May 2, 2021, we were authorized, subject to certain specifications, to repurchase additional shares of our common stock up to $7.24 billion through December 2022. We did not repurchase any shares during the first quarter of fiscal year 2022.
Outstanding Indebtedness and Credit Facilities
We have outstanding $1.50 billion of Notes Due 2030, $1.00 billion of Notes Due 2040, $2.00 billion of Notes Due 2050, and $500 million of Notes due 2060, or collectively, the March 2020 Notes.
We have outstanding $1.00 billion of Notes due 2021 and $1.00 billion of Notes due 2026, or collectively, the September 2016 Notes.
We have a Credit Agreement under which we may borrow up to $575 million for general corporate purposes and can obtain revolving loan commitments up to $425 million. As of May 2, 2021, we had not borrowed any amounts under this agreement. The Credit Agreement expires October 2021.
We have a $575 million commercial paper program to support general corporate purposes. As of May 2, 2021, we had not issued any commercial paper.
Contractual Obligations
There were no material changes outside the ordinary course of business in our contractual obligations from those disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021. Refer to Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Liquidity and Capital Resources” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021 for a description of our contractual obligations. For a description of our operating lease obligations, long-term debt, and purchase obligations, refer to Note 3, Note 12, and Note 13 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, respectively.
Adoption of New and Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
Refer to Note 1 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of adoption of new and recently issued accounting pronouncements.
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
Investment and Interest Rate Risk
Financial market risks related to investment and interest rate risk are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021. As of May 2, 2021, there have been no material changes, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to the financial market risks described as of January 31, 2021.
Foreign Exchange Rate Risk
The impact of foreign currency transactions related to foreign exchange rate risk is described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021. As of May 2, 2021, there have been no material changes, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to the foreign exchange rate risks described as of January 31, 2021.
Refer to Note 11 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information.
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ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Controls and Procedures
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Based on their evaluation as of May 2, 2021, our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) were effective to provide reasonable assurance.
Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
Inherent Limitations on Effectiveness of Controls
Our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, does not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures or our internal controls, will prevent all error and all fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within NVIDIA have been detected.
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
Refer to Part I, Item 1, Note 13 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of significant developments in our legal proceedings since January 31, 2021. Also refer to Item 3, “Legal Proceedings” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021 for a prior discussion of our legal proceedings.
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
Other than the risk factors listed below, there have been no material changes from the risk factors previously described under Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021.
Before you buy our common stock, you should know that making such an investment involves some risks including, but not limited to, the risks described in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021. Additionally, any one of those risks could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations, which could cause our stock price to decline. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business operations.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our business and could materially adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.
COVID-19 has spread worldwide, resulting in government authorities implementing numerous measures to try to contain the disease, such as travel bans and restrictions, quarantines, shelter-in-place orders and shutdowns. These measures have impacted, and may further impact, our workforce and operations, the operations of our customers and our partners, and those of our respective vendors and suppliers (including our subcontractors and third-party contract manufacturers). Our critical business operations, including our headquarters, most of our finished goods inventory and many of our key suppliers, are located in regions which have been impacted by COVID-19. Our customers and suppliers worldwide have also been affected and may continue to be affected by COVID-19 related restrictions and closures.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and affect our business and financial results and it has increased the duration and impact of economic and demand uncertainty. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, our Gaming and Data Center market platforms benefited from stronger demand as people continue to work, learn, and play from home. In Professional Visualization, notebook workstations continue to benefit from work-from-home trends and desktop workstations have started to recover as employees return onsite in certain markets.
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In some regions, markets, or industries, where COVID-19 has driven an increase in sales for our products, the demand may not be sustainable if conditions change. The reopening of offices may also generate demand for our products that may be temporary. Additionally, stronger demand globally has limited the availability of capacity and components in our supply chain, particularly in Gaming, which could cause us to order an excess amount if demand changes, pay higher prices, or limit our ability to obtain supply at necessary levels or at all. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the timing and overall demand from customers and the availability of supply chain, logistical services and component supply may have a material net negative impact on our business and financial results.
The manufacture of product components, the final assembly of our products and other critical operations are concentrated in certain geographic locations, including Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Israel and Korea. A significant portion of our finished goods product distribution occurs through Hong Kong, Israel and Taiwan. Additionally, our headquarters is in California. Each of these countries and locations has been affected by the pandemic and has taken measures to try to contain it, including restrictions on manufacturing facilities, commerce, travel, on our support operations or workforce, or on our customers, partners, vendors and suppliers. There is considerable uncertainty regarding the impact of such measures and potential future measures. Such measures, as well as restrictions on or disruptions of transportation, such as reduced availability or increased cost of air transport, port closures and increased border controls or closures, could limit our capacity to meet customer demand and have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations.
The spread of COVID-19 has caused us to modify our business practices (including employee travel, mandatory work-from-home policies and cancellation of physical participation in meetings, events and conferences), and we may take further actions as required by government authorities and regulations or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees, customers, partners and suppliers. Some regions are easing COVID-19 related restrictions; however, most of our employees continue to work remotely and we continue to temporarily prohibit most business travel. There is no certainty that such measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks posed by the disease, and our ability to perform critical functions could be harmed. As our offices begin to reopen, we expect to incur incremental expenses as we resume onsite services and related in-office costs, which could adversely impact our results of operations.
While the extent and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and our business is difficult to assess or predict, the pandemic has resulted in, and may continue to result in, significant disruption of global financial markets, which may reduce our ability to access capital or our customers’ ability to pay us for past or future purchases, which could negatively affect our liquidity. A recession or financial market correction resulting from the lack of containment and spread of COVID-19 could impact overall technology spending, adversely affecting demand for our products, our business and the value of our common stock.
The ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic or a similar health epidemic is highly uncertain and subject to change. The extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operational and financial performance, including our ability to execute our business strategies and initiatives in the expected time frame, will depend on future developments, including, but not limited to, the duration and continued spread of the pandemic, its severity, the actions to contain the disease or treat its impact, availability of vaccines or other treatments, further related restrictions on travel, and the duration, timing and severity of the impact on customer spending, including any recession resulting from the pandemic, all of which are uncertain and cannot be predicted. An extended period of global supply chain and economic disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic could have a material negative impact on our business, results of operations, access to sources of liquidity and financial condition, though the full extent and duration is uncertain.
Our operating results have in the past fluctuated and may in the future fluctuate, and if our operating results are below the expectations of securities analysts or investors, our stock price could decline.
Our operating results have in the past fluctuated and may in the future continue to fluctuate due to numerous factors. Therefore, investors should not rely on quarterly comparisons of our results of operations as an indication of our future performance. Additional factors, other than or in addition to those described elsewhere in these risk factors, that could affect our results of operations in the future include, but are not limited to:

our ability to achieve volume production of our next-generation products;
our inability to adjust spending to offset revenue shortfalls due to the multi-year development cycle for some of our products and services;
fluctuations in the demand for our products related to cryptocurrencies and COVID-19, as discussed further in the risk factor “If we fail to estimate customer demand properly, our financial results could be harmed” in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021;
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changes in the timing of product orders due to unexpected delays in the introduction of our partners’ products;
our ability to cover the manufacturing and design costs of our products through competitive pricing;
our ability to comply and continue to comply with our customers’ contractual obligations;
product rates of return in excess of that forecasted or expected due to quality issues;
our ability to secure appropriate safety certifications and meet industry safety standards;
supply constraints for and changes in the cost of the other components incorporated into our products;
inventory write-downs;
our ability to continue generating revenue from our partner network, including by generating sales within our partner network and ensuring our products are incorporated into our partners product ecosystems, and our partner network’s ability to sell products that incorporate our technologies;
our dependence on third party vendors and end users to adopt our products, including InfiniBand;
the inability of certain of our customers to make required payments to us, and our ability to obtain credit insurance over the purchasing credit extended to these customers;
customer bad debt write-offs;
any unanticipated costs associated with environmental liabilities;
unexpected costs related to our ownership of real property;
our ability to maintain and scale our business processes, information systems and internal controls;
increases in our future tax rates, as discussed further in the risk factor “We may have exposure to additional tax liabilities and our operating results may be adversely impacted by higher than expected tax rates” in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021;
changes in financial accounting standards or interpretations of existing standards; and
general macroeconomic or industry events and factors affecting the overall market and our target markets, including global and domestic inflation rates.
Any one or more of the factors discussed above could prevent us from achieving our expected future financial results. Any such failure to meet our expectations or the expectations of our investors or security analysts could cause our stock price to decline or experience substantial price volatility.
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
Beginning August 2004, our Board of Directors authorized us to repurchase our stock.
Since the inception of our share repurchase program, we have repurchased an aggregate of 260 million shares for a total cost of $7.08 billion through May 2, 2021. All shares delivered from these repurchases have been placed into treasury stock.
The repurchases can be made in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, or in structured share repurchase programs, and can be made in one or more larger repurchases, in compliance with Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements, and other factors. The program does not obligate NVIDIA to acquire any particular amount of common stock and the program may be suspended at any time at our discretion.
In the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, we paid $99 million in quarterly cash dividends. As of May 2, 2021, we were authorized, subject to certain specifications, to repurchase additional shares of our common stock up to $7.24 billion through December 2022. We did not repurchase any shares during the first quarter of fiscal year 2022.
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Restricted Stock Unit Share Withholding
We also withhold common stock shares associated with net share settlements to cover tax withholding obligations upon the vesting of restricted stock unit awards under our employee equity incentive program. During the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, we withheld approximately 1 million shares at a total cost of $486 million through net share settlements.
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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS
Exhibit No. Exhibit DescriptionSchedule
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File NumberExhibitFiling Date
10.1+8-K000-2398510.13/19/2021
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# In accordance with Item 601(b)(32)(ii) of Regulation S-K and SEC Release Nos. 33-8238 and 34-47986, Final Rule: Management's Reports on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and Certification of Disclosure in Exchange Act Periodic Reports, the certifications furnished in Exhibits 32.1 and 32.2 hereto are deemed to accompany this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and will not be deemed “filed” for purpose of Section 18 of the Exchange Act. Such certifications will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except to the extent that the registrant specifically incorporates it by reference.
Copies of above exhibits not contained herein are available to any shareholder upon written request to:
Investor Relations: NVIDIA Corporation, 2788 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051.
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SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 26, 2021
 NVIDIA Corporation 
By:   /s/ Colette M. Kress
 Colette M. Kress
 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Duly Authorized Officer and Principal Financial Officer)

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