Xilinx (Nasdaq: XLNX) reported earnings on Jan. 17. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 29 (Q3), Xilinx missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Gross margins expanded, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Xilinx chalked up revenue of $509.8 million. The 25 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $527.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $511.1 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 $0.38. The 23 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.37 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.38 for Q3 were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.47 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 66.6%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.7%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.3%, 460 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $545.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.20 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.76.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 329 members out of 369 rating the stock outperform, and 40 members rating it underperform. Among 111 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 104 give Xilinx a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Xilinx is outperform, with an average price target of $35.69.

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