Ford (NYSE: F) reported earnings on Nov. 2. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
Ford recorded revenue of $30.20 billion. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $31.11 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $33.05 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 $0.40. The 20 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.30 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.41 were the same as the prior-year quarter.

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 17.6%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.6%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.1%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $33.29 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $126.37 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.29.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 9,552 members out of 11,943 rating the stock outperform, and 2,391 members rating it underperform. Among 1,822 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,427 give Ford a green thumbs-up, and 395 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ford is outperform, with an average price target of $13.82.

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