Ancestry.com (Nasdaq: ACOM) reported earnings on Feb. 15. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Gross margins shrank, operating margins increased, net margins grew.

Revenue details
Ancestry.com reported revenue of $104.2 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $104.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $82.7 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 $0.40. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.36 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q4 were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 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 82.7%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.5%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.6%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $107.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.27.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $462.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.62.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 329 members out of 366 rating the stock outperform, and 37 members rating it underperform. Among 130 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 117 give Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com is outperform, with an average price target of $36.80.

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