Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) reported earnings on Jan. 27. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
Honeywell International booked revenue of $9.47 billion. The 18 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $9.56 billion. Sales were 4.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.04 billion.

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

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.05. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.05 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $1.09 for Q4 were 147% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.85 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 11.0%, 1,400 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -6.0%, 1,730 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.3%, 1,070 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $9.00 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.99.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $38.57 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.40.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,223 members out of 1,295 rating the stock outperform, and 72 members rating it underperform. Among 359 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 353 give Honeywell International a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Honeywell International is outperform, with an average price target of $62.40.

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