Amphenol (NYSE: APH) reported earnings on Oct. 17. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Amphenol beat slightly on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

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

Gross margins shrank, operating margins grew, net margins expanded.

Revenue details
Amphenol reported revenue of $1.10 billion. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $1.09 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 billion.

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 $0.90. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.89 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.90 for Q3 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.79 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 31.2%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.5%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.4%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.10 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.90.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.43.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Amphenol is outperform, with an average price target of $64.12.

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