DXP Enterprises (Nasdaq: DXPE) reported earnings on Feb. 29. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), DXP Enterprises beat 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 expanded, net margins expanded.

Revenue details
DXP Enterprises chalked up revenue of $218.4 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $209.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $169.7 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
EPS came in at $0.61. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.53 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.61 for Q4 were 56% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 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 28.7%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.3%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.2%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $234.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.63.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $980.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.80.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 262 members out of 281 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 80 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 76 give DXP Enterprises a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on DXP Enterprises is buy, with an average price target of $37.25.

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