Douglas Dynamics (NYSE: PLOW) reported earnings on Aug. 6. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Douglas Dynamics beat expectations on revenues and earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share shrank.

Gross margins contracted, operating margins shrank, and net margins grew.

Revenue details
Douglas Dynamics chalked up revenue of $65.5 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see sales of $58.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $71.6 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 $0.44. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.33 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q2 were 9.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 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 35.2%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.5%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.7%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $50.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $171.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.62.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 43 members out of 46 rating the stock outperform, and three members rating it underperform. Among 10 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 10 give Douglas Dynamics a green thumbs-up.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Douglas Dynamics is outperform, with an average price target of $16.50.