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3 Reasons for Investors to Avoid Nvidia

July 29, 2014 | About:

Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) will be releasing its results soon, however as I would like to think, it would be a decent thought for investors to sell this stock. So far this year, Nvidia has acknowledged, yet troublesome times power lie ahead for the organization.

At the point when Nvidia had released its last results, it got to be clear that the organization is struggling. It was not surprising to see the organization's revenue and earnings tumble from the year-prior period, given the way that the PC market has been on shaky ground and Nvidia's versatile activity has neglected to take off.

While investors may rave about the organization's solid profit yield, its almost non-existent obligation, and cash-laden asset report, it shouldn't be overlooked that Nvidia's business is under siege from all angles.

History has proven time and again that Nvidia witnessed a 8% increase in revenue from its graphics processing unit ((GPU)) business in the second quarter, determined by the strength of its Kepler-based Gpus, yet the way that the general PC business sector is declining can't be disregarded. PC shipments slumped 8.6% in the September quarter, which means that Nvidia's GPU business is developing in a market that is really shrinking.

On the other hand, the organization witnessed robust development in its workstation and server GPU segments, the Quadro and the Tesla, respectively. Be that as it may, the desktop GPU business has been moving at a slow pace, developing 3.9% in the previous quarter. What's more when we go to the segment that was required to be the following huge development driver of Nvidia, the Tegra processors, things will look much more terrible.

A massive decline

Revenue from Tegra had slumped alarmingly in the second quarter, dropping a catastrophic 71% from the year-prior period to just $52.6 million. All things considered, of course, this is not in the slightest degree surprising. The organization lost its slot in those few significant devices where it had figured out how to place its Tegra processor the last time - HTC's flagship smartphone and the Google Nexus. Nvidia fell slow on the uptake in incorporating 4g LTE into its processor and Qualcomm snapped up its key customers.

Google had selected Nvidia's Tegra for the first era Nexus 7, and the chipmaker's happiness knew no bounds after it arrived the design win. Then again, Google ran with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro for the 2013 Nexus 7. This loss could be a significant one for Nvidia, as it further pushes it back in portable processors and strengthens Qualcomm's hold.

Slow on the uptake

Nvidia is still optimistic that its Tegra 4 processor will bring back its portable greatness, and the drop in shipments in the second quarter was because of a transition from Tegra 3 to the fresher version. Be that as it may, about-facing in time, one would see that this is not the first occasion when that transition is harming Nvidia.

Early last year, the transition from Tegra 2 to Tegra 3 had harmed sales. Actually, when you release a chip and afterward again you state that you're going to release a superior unified with LTE, why will customers purchase the more established one! The organization seems to have tinkered excessively with the Tegra, and the way that its 4g incorporated chip has been late to the business has given the activity to Qualcomm.

Insufficient firepower

So, while Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang had called the second quarter a trough for Nvidia's Tegra business, I uncertainty that it'll have the capacity to succeed much in portable, as long as it doesn't arrive serious design wins. Also that hasn't been the case so far; truth be told, as specified prior, Nvidia has lost key accounts. Google moving to Qualcomm for the Nexus wasn't because of a Tegra transition, yet presumably because Qualcomm offered the better chip when Google required it.

Google wouldn't have held up for NVIDIA to incorporate LTE into its chip, and given the way that the Snapdragon 800 outpaced the Tegra 4 in GPU performance, things don't search rosy for Nvidia going ahead. Also, administration's optimism in regards to an incline up of Tegra 4 in the current quarter seems based on tablets from the likes of Asus, Toshiba, and Hewlett-Packard, which isn't precisely something to be excessively amped up for.

What's more these design wins would seem average when you stack them up against Qualcomm's fifty design wins for the Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors. Considering Qualcomm's administration in the portable baseband market and its bleeding edge development, it remains to be seen if the 4g modem-incorporated Tegra 4i can succeed.

So, with Nvidia's extremely popular Tegra activity wavering, the organization is presently adequately reliant on its customary GPU business for development, which doesn't look good since general revenue declined in the previous quarter as Tegra slumped. What's more even there, the opposition is present as the likes of Intel would give a battle to Nvidia's GRID datacenter activity with its own "Reconsider the Data Center."


Nvidia's direction for the second from last quarter was a disappointment, and regardless of the possibility that the organization achieves the mid-purpose of its revenue direction, i.e. $1.05 billion, it would still be a 12.6% decline from last year. The bottom line is that Nvidia is in a bad position and investors can improve by putting their cash somewhere else. On the off chance that the organization's viewpoint by and by turns out to be disappointing, a great part of the gains that Nvidia has seen this year could be erased.

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