Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) reported earnings on Feb. 2. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
Nu Skin Enterprises chalked up revenue of $495.3 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw a top line of $480.7 million. Sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $401.2 million.

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

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.76. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.72 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.76 for Q4 were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.58 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 83.8%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.3%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $443.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.85 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.94.

Investor sentiment
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Nu Skin Enterprises is buy, with an average price target of $55.

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