Tenaris (NYSE: TS) reported earnings on Nov. 7. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Gross margins dropped, operating margins increased, net margins increased.

Revenue details
Tenaris chalked up revenue of $2.66 billion. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw sales of $2.69 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.49 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 $0.74. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.74 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.37 for Q3 were 32% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 37.6%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.0%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.4%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.87 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.81.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $11.00 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.07.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 806 members out of 830 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 215 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 208 give Tenaris 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 Tenaris is outperform, with an average price target of $47.06.

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