Exterran Partners (Nasdaq: EXLP) reported earnings on May 2. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Exterran Partners met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins expanded across the board.

Revenue details
Exterran Partners reported revenue of $106.1 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $106.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $88.7 million.

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 $0.34. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.25 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.34 for Q1 were 209% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q1 were 244% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.09 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 55.6%, 530 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.3%, 880 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.9%, 880 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $116.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $461.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.01.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 148 members out of 154 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 55 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 53 give Exterran Partners a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Exterran Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $28.21.

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