Carlisle (NYSE: CSL) reported earnings on April 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Carlisle beat expectations on revenue and crushed expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins improved across the board.

Revenue details
Carlisle logged revenue of $889.3 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $787.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 28% higher than the prior-year quarter's $693.6 million.

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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
EPS came in at $0.94. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.60 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.94 for Q1 were 77% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.53 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 23.7%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.8%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.7%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $989.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.11.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.57 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.68.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 219 members out of 230 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 88 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 86 give Carlisle 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 Carlisle is outperform, with an average price target of $56.83.

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