Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) reported earnings on May 8. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q2), Walt Disney met expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins improved across the board.

Revenue details
Walt Disney reported revenue of $9.63 billion. The 26 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $9.56 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.08 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 $0.58. The 26 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.55 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.63 for Q2 were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 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 17.5%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.5%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.9%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $11.19 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.91.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $42.57 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.96.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Walt Disney is outperform, with an average price target of $46.30.