AMERCO (Nasdaq: UHAL) reported earnings on June 6. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), AMERCO beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins improved across the board.

Revenue details
AMERCO tallied revenue of $523.4 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $510.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $488.4 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 $1.29. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.38 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.30 for Q4 were 150% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.52 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 30.9%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.4%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.9%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $672.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $4.21.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.54 billion. The average EPS estimate is $12.47.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 57 members out of 78 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 20 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 13 give AMERCO a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AMERCO is buy, with an average price target of $132.00.

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