Zumiez (Nasdaq: ZUMZ) reported earnings on Nov. 29. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Oct. 27 (Q3), Zumiez missed slightly on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

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

Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
Zumiez reported revenue of $180.0 million. The 17 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $183.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $154.0 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 $0.40. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.47 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q3 were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.45 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 37.3%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.9%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.0%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $222.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.71.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $668.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.51.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 717 members out of 779 rating the stock outperform, and 62 members rating it underperform. Among 254 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 241 give Zumiez a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Zumiez is outperform, with an average price target of $34.81.

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