Bio-Reference Laboratories (Nasdaq: BRLI) reported earnings on June 7. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 30 (Q2), Bio-Reference Laboratories beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Gross margins contracted, operating margins expanded, net margins were steady.

Revenue details
Bio-Reference Laboratories booked revenue of $163.4 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $161.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $137.7 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 $0.33. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.32 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q2 were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 48.6%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.3%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.7%, about the same as the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $173.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.43.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $660.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.45.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 299 members out of 316 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 90 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 87 give Bio-Reference Laboratories a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Bio-Reference Laboratories is outperform, with an average price target of $25.80.

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