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The Rise of Nvidia in AI Space

Nvidia, listed as NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA), has solidified its position as a key player in artificial intelligence (AI). The company’s GPUs, which are crucial for servers running advanced AI applications, have become the cornerstone of the industry. In the realm of high-margin GPUs for AI and accelerated computing, Nvidia stands tall with a whopping 90% market share, leaving competitors like Advanced Micro Devices and Intel trailing in its wake.

Market Cap Soars Amid Explosive Growth

Nvidia’s stellar performance has not gone unnoticed by investors. The stock has soared by 240% in the past year and is up by 82% in 2024, propelling Nvidia’s market cap to a staggering $2.27 trillion. Currently ranking as the world’s third most valuable company, Nvidia trails behind Apple with a market cap of $2.65 trillion and Microsoft leading at approximately $3.12 trillion. The question on everyone’s mind – can Nvidia soon claim the title of the world’s most valuable company?

Profitability Amidst AI Boom

The AI boom that started picking up pace in late 2022 has only accelerated through 2023 and into the current year. With the surge in demand for advanced processors in the AI space, Nvidia’s sales and earnings have skyrocketed. In the fourth quarter of last year, the company recorded a staggering 265% year-over-year sales growth to reach $22.16 billion. Annual sales for Nvidia in 2023 saw a remarkable 126% increase to $60.9 billion.

Positioned for Long-Term Success

Nvidia’s net income of $29.76 billion last year, representing 49% of its total sales, showcases the company’s impressive profitability in the hardware sector. While the pace of growth may moderate, Nvidia appears set to outpace tech behemoths like Apple and Microsoft in the AI realm for the foreseeable future. Notably, Microsoft registered a 10% sales growth and a 20% net income increase over the past year, while Apple’s revenue remained stagnant despite a 7% rise in net income.

A Glimpse into the Future

If the demand for AI services continues its meteoric rise, Nvidia might surpass Apple in market capitalization and potentially dethrone Microsoft as the world’s most valuable company within the coming years. As Nvidia rides the wave of the ongoing AI revolution, its current trajectory suggests a promising future ahead, although predicting its performance over the next five years remains speculative due to the dynamic nature of the industry.

Investing in the AI Leader

With Nvidia at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, it presents an intriguing investment opportunity. While specific stock picks may vary, the overarching potential for substantial returns in the AI sector is hard to ignore. As the market dynamics continue to evolve, Nvidia’s role in shaping the future economy seems more solidified than ever before.

Keith Noonan has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has positions in and recommends Advanced Micro Devices, Apple, Microsoft, and Nvidia. The Motley Fool recommends Intel and recommends the following options: long January 2023 $57.50 calls on Intel, long January 2025 $45 calls on Intel, long January 2026 $395 calls on Microsoft, short January 2026 $405 calls on Microsoft, and short May 2024 $47 calls on Intel. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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