EnerNOC (Nasdaq: ENOC) reported earnings on Nov. 5. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
EnerNOC booked revenue of $177.9 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw a top line of $169.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $169.2 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 $2.40. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.94 per share. GAAP EPS of $2.21 for Q3 were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.77 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 53.4%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 33.3%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 33.9%, 620 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $37.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.73.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $264.3 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.53.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 600 members out of 643 rating the stock outperform, and 43 members rating it underperform. Among 162 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 149 give EnerNOC a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on EnerNOC is outperform, with an average price target of $12.04.

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