OraSure Technologies (Nasdaq: OSUR) reported earnings on Nov. 7. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), OraSure Technologies met expectations on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded slightly and GAAP loss per share dropped.

Gross margins dropped, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.

Revenue details
OraSure Technologies booked revenue of $22.1 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $22.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $21.7 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 -$0.04. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast -$0.08 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.04 for Q3 versus -$0.08 per share for 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 62.8%, 330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -13.2%, 700 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -11.0%, 710 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $24.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.08.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $90.1 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.30.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 205 members out of 225 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 56 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 49 give OraSure Technologies a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on OraSure Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $14.07.

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