EnergySolutions (NYSE: ES) reported earnings on Nov. 8. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
EnergySolutions reported revenue of $444.2 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $429.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $421.0 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 $0.17. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.11 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.11 for Q3 against -$0.04 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 10.4%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.2%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $478.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.79 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.44.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 857 members out of 886 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 192 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 189 give EnergySolutions a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on EnergySolutions is outperform, with an average price target of $4.60.

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