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NVIDIA

FOR A TIME, NVIDIA could do no wrong. Its graphics chips were the preferred choice of PC gamers and hip companies like Apple Computer Inc. Investors have been fond of the company, too, thanks to a total return over three years of 273.5%. But while profits soared 202% on an 18% rise in sales last year, rivals have been muscling into the graphics chip market. So CEO Huang has moved to diversify, winning a potentially lucrative slot in Sony Corp.’s upcoming PlayStation 3, due in November, and branching out into high-end cellular phones and medical devices. The big challenge: making those low-margin businesses profitable.

Company Info

2005 Rank

345

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COMPANY INFO

NVDA

Market Value
$ Million

8,067.5

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) 62.6
(3-yr.) 273.5
2005 Sales
$ Billion

2.4

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 18
(3-yr.) 8.5
Long-Term Growth Est. %

20.0

Net income
$ Million

302.6

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 202
(3-yr.) 47.8
Net Margin %*

12.7

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

20.8

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

51/21

P/E Ratio

29

Industry Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment
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*Trailing 12 months
Company data as of 2/28/06 provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat

Jen-Hsun Huang

Jen-Hsun Huang, 43

CEO since 1993


PHOTO BY David Hartung/bloomberg news


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