Fossil (Nasdaq: FOSL) reported earnings on Feb. 14. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Fossil met expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Gross margin dropped, operating margin contracted, and net margin improved.

Revenue details
Fossil reported revenue of $830.8 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $841.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $701.1 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 $1.87. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.77 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.87 for Q4 were 28% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.46 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 56.1%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.0%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.2%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $617.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.98.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.99 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.45.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 466 members out of 523 rating the stock outperform, and 60 members rating it underperform. Among 193 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 184 give Fossil a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fossil is outperform, with an average price target of $112.10.

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