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Splitting Stock at Nvidia

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NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)

Major gains and amplified strategies have been firing on all cylinders throughout 2021 and this week is no different for the INVSTR favourite visual computing company, Nvidia Corp.

The recent gains we have seen in Nvidia Corporation’s share price were attributed to its stellar fiscal 2022 first-quarter earnings release and the mention of its 4-for-1 stock split.

Fundamentals

Fiscal first-quarter revenue soared 84% year over year to $5.66 billion. This was fuelled by a more than doubling of gaming revenue, which rose to $2.76 billion, and a 79% year-over-year increase in data centre revenue ($2.05 billion). Earnings per share soared 106% year over year to $3.03, and non-GAAP (adjusted) earnings per share rose 103% year over year to $3.66. Analysts were expecting significantly lower revenue and non-GAAP earnings per share of $5.41 billion and $3.28, respectively.” - Daniel Sparks.

Higher share prices lead to higher valuations which mean INVSTRs might be left in the lurch or excluded when looking to participate in the Nvidia growth story. This might be one of the pressing reasons for the company’s decision for the 4-for-1 stock split.

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Why/ What is a Stock Split?

New investors should note that a stock split is not an uncommon practice in the financial markets and can occur due to numerous factors.

In Nvidia’s case like with the recent Apple Inc. stock split, accessibility to stock ownership is at the heart of the corporate action. “The stock split is intended to make stock ownership more accessible to investors and employees, thus increasing liquidity in the stock. The trading price of the company’s common stock has appreciated significantly in recent years.”- Nvidia Corporation.

Nvidia has announced a 4-for-1 stock split which simply means that for every Nvidia share you own on the record date (21 June 2021) you will receive three additional Nvidia shares. The share price is expected to trade at a lower, split-adjusted share price on 20 July 2021. So what that means is, that if your 1 Nvidia share is trading at $600 now, it will trade at $150 after the split is enacted.

Our newbie INVSTRs should also note that a stock split does not dilute the value or have any fundamental impact on a company. In essence, the post-stock split value of a company will be equal to the pre-stock split value of a company.

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Informed decisions and Outlook

Expectations are that Nvidia could continue to shine over the long term especially if the chipmaker continues to expand at its current rate. The company’s chips are powering the next generation of innovation like self-driving cars, cloud computing and gaming to name a few.

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Sources – EasyResearch, Nvidia Corporation, Investor’s Business Daily, Daniel Sparks, Koyfin, Yahoo finance., Wikipedia.

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