TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) reported earnings on Nov. 28. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Oct. 31 (Q3), TiVo beat slightly on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
TiVo recorded revenue of $61.0 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $60.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $64.8 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 -$0.33. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast -$0.24 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.44 for Q3 versus -$0.21 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 50.7%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -21.9%, 1,440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 72.0%, 10,980 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $64.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.14.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $233.5 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.83.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 834 members out of 1,085 rating the stock outperform, and 251 members rating it underperform. Among 252 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 181 give TiVo a green thumbs-up, and 71 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TiVo is outperform, with an average price target of $14.65.

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