Urban Outfitters (Nasdaq: URBN) reported earnings on Aug. 20. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended July 31 (Q2), Urban Outfitters met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
Urban Outfitters logged revenue of $676.3 million. The 29 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $671.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $609.2 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 $0.42. The 31 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.33 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.42 for Q2 were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.35 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 37.6%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.2%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.1%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $689.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.75 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.48.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 628 members out of 733 rating the stock outperform, and 105 members rating it underperform. Among 216 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 188 give Urban Outfitters a green thumbs-up, and 28 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Urban Outfitters is hold, with an average price target of $30.95.

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