Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) reported earnings on July 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Polaris Industries 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 expanded significantly.

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

Revenue details
Polaris Industries logged revenue of $755.4 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $723.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $613.4 million.

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 $0.98. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.92 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.98 for Q2 were 42% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.69 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 29.5%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.5%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.1%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $823.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.19.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.09 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.16.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 254 members out of 285 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 77 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 71 give Polaris Industries a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Polaris Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $89.64.

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