Harman International Industries (NYSE: HAR) reported earnings on Jan. 31. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), Harman International Industries met expectations on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.

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

Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
Harman International Industries reported revenue of $1.06 billion. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $1.06 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.13 billion.

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 $0.59. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.90 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.68 for Q2 were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.82 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 25.7%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.5%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.5%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.08 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.80.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.28 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.41.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 168 members out of 183 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 53 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 51 give Harman International Industries a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Harman International Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $53.57.

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