Raven Industries (Nasdaq: RAVN) reported earnings on May 18. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 30 (Q1), Raven Industries beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
Raven Industries reported revenue of $117.9 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $112.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $101.5 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 $1.04. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.89 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.04 for Q1 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.86 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 34.9%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.1%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.1%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $102.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.76.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $422.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.02.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 464 members out of 479 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 158 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 154 give Raven Industries 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 Raven Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $68.00.

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