Talisman Energy (NYSE: TLM) reported earnings on May 1. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Talisman Energy missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

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

Gross margins contracted, operating margins expanded, net margins grew.

Revenue details
Talisman Energy recorded revenue of $2.10 billion. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $2.18 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.00 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 $0.16. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.25 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.25 for Q1 versus -$0.32 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 69.9%, 470 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 32.2%, 860 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.8%, 3,010 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.11 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.22.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $8.56 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.96.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 562 members out of 584 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 127 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 122 give Talisman Energy a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Talisman Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $16.49.

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