Tupperware Brands (NYSE: TUP) reported earnings on Oct. 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 29 (Q3), Tupperware Brands beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

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

Revenue details
Tupperware Brands reported revenue of $594.4 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $582.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $602.6 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 $0.95. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.90 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.85 for Q3 were 400% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 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 66.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.9%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.0%, 630 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $698.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.65.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.56 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.89.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 401 members out of 418 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 122 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 118 give Tupperware Brands 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 Tupperware Brands is outperform, with an average price target of $71.00.

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