Nvidia’s Crypto Mining Chip Revenue Now ‘Nominal’ Following Months of Decline

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Chip giant Nvidia (NVDA) said its contribution from sales of cryptocurrency mining processor (CMP) was “nominal” for its 2023 fiscal first quarter ended May 1, 2022, constituting a drag on year-over-year revenue for its OEM business unit.

Nvidia’s said first quarter revenue for its “OEM and Other” business unit fell 52% to $158 million from the same quarter last year due to a decline in its cryptocurrency mining processor sales, according to a filing.

The chip maker didn’t disclose the specific amount of sales for its mining processor unit in the first quarter, but labeled it as “nominal” and down from $155 million a year ago.

This comes after the sales of the CMP unit continued to decline with the price of cryptocurrencies in general. In Nvidia’s previous quarter, CMP revenue fell 77% from the previous quarter.

Nvidia’s total first quarter revenue was $8.29 billion, beating the consensus estimate of $8.12 billion, according to FactSet. Its “OEM and Other” unit contributed only about 2% of the first quarter revenue.

Adjusted earnings per share of $1.36 beat consensus estimates of $1.30. However, Nvidia gave fiscal second quarter sales guidance of $8.10 billion, which missed the consensus estimate of $8.399 billion.

The shares of the chip maker were down about 7% in after hours trading on Wednesday.

On May 6, The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that Nvidia failed to disclose that cryptomining was a significant contributor to its 2018 revenue and the company agreed to pay a $5.5 million fine to settle the charges.

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