Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) filed its 10-K on Monday. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Gross margins increased, operating margins grew, and net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Jones Lang LaSalle chalked up revenue of $1.15 billion. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $1.11 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $956.3 million.

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 $2.48. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $2.22 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $1.91 for Q4 were 0.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.90 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 37.1%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.3%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.4%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $772.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.9 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.49.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 708 members rating the stock outperform and 33 members rating it underperform. Among 302 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 297 give Jones Lang LaSalle 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 Jones Lang LaSalle is outperform, with an average price target of $87.29.

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