Key Energy Services (NYSE: KEG) reported earnings on July 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Key Energy Services met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
Key Energy Services chalked up revenue of $516.0 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $513.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $445.4 million.

My

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 $0.21. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.19 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q2 were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.25 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 33.3%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.9%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.6%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $536.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.22.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.88.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 289 members out of 303 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 72 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 68 give Key Energy Services a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Key Energy Services is outperform, with an average price target of $15.00.

Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor of Motley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.