SIRIUS XM Radio (NAS: SIRI) reported earnings on May 1. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), SIRIUS XM Radio met expectations on revenues and earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share expanded.


Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
SIRIUS XM Radio reported revenue of $804.7 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $803.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $723.8 million.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.01. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.01 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.02 for Q1 were 100% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.01 per share.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 63.7%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.8%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.4%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $826.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.36 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.06.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,453 members out of 5,420 rating the stock outperform, and 967 members rating it underperform. Among 790 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 554 give SIRIUS XM Radio a green thumbs-up, and 236 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on SIRIUS XM Radio is outperform, with an average price target of $2.60.

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Yes it did hit good one, but what did it do for the long term investor! Nothing at all in fact it lost price value today. The only person that made money was Mel. He was able to stuff millions in his pockets as the share holder took the shaft again.

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