Xilinx (Nasdaq: XLNX) reported earnings on Jan. 18. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), Xilinx beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped, and earnings per share contracted significantly.

Gross margins expanded, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Xilinx booked revenue of $511 million. The 24 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $497 million. Sales were 9.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $567 million

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.41. The 24 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.37 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.47 for Q3 were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.58 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 65.8%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.8%, 630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.9%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $504 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.35.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.2 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.76.

Investor Sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 333 members out of 374 rating the stock outperform, and 41 members rating it underperform. Among 122 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 115 give Xilinx a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Xilinx is outperform, with an average price target of $33.18.