Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO) reported earnings on Nov. 29. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Oct. 28 (Q4), Avago Technologies met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

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

Revenue details
Avago Technologies notched revenue of $618.0 million. The 16 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $615.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $623.0 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 $0.77. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.73 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.64 for Q4 were 4.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.61 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 50.8%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.9%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 25.7%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $603.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.70.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.57 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.01.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 96 members out of 101 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 19 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 19 give Avago Technologies a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Avago Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $41.47.

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