Complete Production Services (NYSE: CPX) reported earnings on Jan. 27. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Complete Production Services met expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins improved across the board.

Revenue details
Complete Production Services reported revenue of $626.8 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see sales of $635.2 million. Sales were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $472.8 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.01. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.89 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.75 for Q4 were 205% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 38.5%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.5%, 580 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.8%, 1,070 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $672.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.91.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.84 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.99.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 337 members out of 351 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 107 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 107 give Complete Production Services a green thumbs-up, and none give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Complete Production Services is outperform, with an average price target of $40.04.

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