Updated from 4:54 p.m. EDT
said revenue increased to $471.9 million in its first quarter of fiscal year 2005, up 17% from last year's levels. The Wall Street consensus estimate was $461.5 million.
Net income for the graphics chipmaker stood at $21.3 million, or 12 cents a share, up from $19.7 million last year. That's 2 cents ahead of analyst expectations.
In a prepared statement, Chief Executive Officer Jen-Hsun Huang said he was "pleased that our core businesses delivered steady growth and gross margin continued to improve."
The company guided for revenue equal to or slightly above $500 in the quarter now underway, a shade above the consensus estimate of $498 million. Gross margins should improve by 100 to 150 basis points.
Nvidia shares were recently up 55 cents, or 2.5%, to $22.46 in postclose trading. In regular trading Thursday, the stock gained 18 cents, or 0.8%, to $21.91.