Harman International Industries (NYSE: HAR) reported earnings Feb. 7. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), Harman International Industries 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 grew.

Gross margins contracted, operating margins improved, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Harman International Industries chalked up revenue of $1.13 billion. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $1.05 billion. Sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $956.1 million.

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

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.83. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.76 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.82 for Q2 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.74 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 27.1%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.5%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.3%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.04 billion.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.26 billion.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 165 members rating the stock outperform and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 58 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 56 give Harman International Industries a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Harman International Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $53.25.

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