O'Charley's (Nasdaq: CHUX) reported earnings on Feb. 6. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 25 (Q4), O'Charley's met expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted slightly and GAAP loss per share shrank.

Gross margins contracted, operating margins improved, and net margins improved.

Revenue details
O'Charley's reported revenue of $182.2 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $181.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $183.5 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
Non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.24. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.22 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.38 for Q4 versus -$0.97 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 10.6%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -2.2%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.4%, 680 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $270.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $846.0 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.05.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 37 members out of 83 rating the stock outperform, and 46 members rating it underperform. Among 31 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 18 give O'Charley's a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on O'Charley's is hold, with an average price target of $8.38.

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