Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE: IR) reported earnings on Feb. 8. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Ingersoll-Rand missed estimates on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
Ingersoll-Rand reported revenue of $3.51 billion. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $3.58 billion. GAAP sales were 5.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.71 billion.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.76. The 20 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.67 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.77 for Q4 were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.61 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 28.5%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.5%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.9%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.16 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.46.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $14.65 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.10.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,005 members out of 1,033 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 363 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 360 give Ingersoll-Rand a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ingersoll-Rand is outperform, with an average price target of $37.50.

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