Calavo Growers (Nasdaq: CVGW) reported earnings on June 4. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 30 (Q2), Calavo Growers whiffed on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

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

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

Revenue details
Calavo Growers logged revenue of $139.0 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $157.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $118.7 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 $0.30. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.44 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q2 were 6.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.16 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 10.6%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.1%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.8%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $169.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.50.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $589.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.43.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 138 members out of 146 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 38 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 37 give Calavo Growers a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Calavo Growers is buy, with an average price target of $33.20.

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