Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE: CDE) reported earnings on Feb. 23. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Coeur d'Alene Mines missed slightly on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.

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

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

Revenue details
Coeur d'Alene Mines logged revenue of $246.9 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $250.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $207.6 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 $0.47. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.56 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.12 for Q4 against -$0.11 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 55.2%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 58.8%, 6,260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.6%, 940 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $246.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.73.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.21 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.19.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,359 members rating the stock outperform and 85 members rating it underperform. Among 346 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 329 give Coeur d'Alene Mines a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Coeur d'Alene Mines is outperform, with an average price target of $35.63.

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