Energy Partners (NYSE: EPL) reported earnings on Aug. 2. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Margins expanded across the board.

Revenue details
Energy Partners booked revenue of $99.3 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $99.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $92.8 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 $0.52. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.48 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.90 for Q2 were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.62 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 81.1%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 62.0%, 1,340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 35.7%, 880 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $99.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $395.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.83.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 155 members out of 164 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 36 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 33 give Energy Partners 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 Energy Partners is buy, with an average price target of $20.67.

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