TransDigm Group (NYSE: TDG) reported earnings on Nov. 15. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q4), TransDigm Group met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

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

Margins contracted across the board.

Revenue details
TransDigm Group logged revenue of $462.6 million. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $463.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 35% higher than the prior-year quarter's $343.0 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 $1.72. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $1.77 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.63 for Q4 were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.26 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.06 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)

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 55.5%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 41.4%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 19.0%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $432.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.67.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.95 billion. The average EPS estimate is $7.58.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 346 members out of 362 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 118 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 114 give TransDigm Group a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TransDigm Group is outperform, with an average price target of $149.00.

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