Dana Holding (NYSE: DAN) reported earnings on Oct. 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Dana Holding missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

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

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

Revenue details
Dana Holding reported revenue of $1.72 billion. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $1.82 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.95 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 $0.34. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.47 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q3 were 49% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 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 13.9%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.1%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.82 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.55 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.91.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dana Holding is outperform, with an average price target of $18.36.

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