PACCAR (Nasdaq: PCAR) reported earnings on Oct. 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Gross margins grew, operating margins contracted, net margins contracted.

Revenue details
PACCAR reported revenue of $3.55 billion. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $3.61 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 10% lower than the prior-year quarter's $4.26 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 $0.66. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.66 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.66 for Q3 were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.77 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 13.6%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.8%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.1%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.87 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $16.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.15.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 630 members out of 679 rating the stock outperform, and 49 members rating it underperform. Among 199 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 185 give PACCAR a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PACCAR is outperform, with an average price target of $47.37.

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