PACCAR (Nasdaq: PCAR) reported earnings April 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), PACCAR beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

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

Revenue details
PACCAR logged revenue of $4.51 billion. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $4.08 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.28 billion.

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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 $0.91. The 17 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.78 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.91 for Q1 were 72% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.53 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 13.9%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.8%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.9%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $4.27 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.82.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $17.22 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.36.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 636 members out of 684 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 215 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 203 give PACCAR a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PACCAR is outperform, with an average price target of $52.53.

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