Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) reported earnings on Thursday. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Capital Senior Living beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins contracted across the board.

Revenue details
Capital Senior Living booked revenue of $71.2 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $70.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $57.1 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
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.08. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.06 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.01 for Q4 were 83% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.06 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 40.6%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.0%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.5%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $304.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.38.

Investor sentiment
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Capital Senior Living is buy, with an average price target of $11.

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