Dresser-Rand Group (NYS: DRC) reported earnings on Feb. 28. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Dresser-Rand Group missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.


Gross margins dropped, operating margins dropped, net margins increased.

Revenue details
Dresser-Rand Group tallied revenue of $844.4 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $895.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $738.0 million.

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 $1.05. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.11 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.05 for Q4 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.91 per share.

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 29.5%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.3%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.5%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $769.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.56 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.66.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 243 members out of 253 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 73 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 73 give Dresser-Rand Group a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dresser-Rand Group is outperform, with an average price target of $67.17.

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