New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU) reported earnings on Oct. 29. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Aug. 31 (Q1), New Oriental Education & Technology Group missed estimates on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.

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

Margins contracted across the board.

Revenue details
New Oriental Education & Technology Group booked revenue of $335.8 million. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $347.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $272.0 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 $0.65. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.75 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.61 for Q1 were 5.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.58 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 64.8%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 30.2%, 460 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 28.5%, 490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $173.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $987.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.11.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 721 members out of 873 rating the stock outperform, and 152 members rating it underperform. Among 197 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 129 give New Oriental Education & Technology Group a green thumbs-up, and 68 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on New Oriental Education & Technology Group is outperform, with an average price target of $23.09.

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