Invesco (NYSE: IVZ) reported earnings on Jan. 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
Invesco chalked up revenue of $1.02 billion. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $1.02 billion. Sales were 3.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 billion.

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

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.40. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.39 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.36 for Q4 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 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 69.7%, 2,830 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.8%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.3%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.03 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.43.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.29 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.80.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 92 members out of 108 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 41 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 36 give Invesco a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Invesco is outperform, with an average price target of $24.63.

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