Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW) reported earnings on Jan. 31. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Manitowoc beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins grew across the board.

Revenue details
Manitowoc booked revenue of $1.13 billion. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $1.09 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 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 $0.27. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.24 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.25 for Q4 were 108% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.12 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.01 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)

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 21.8%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.3%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.1%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $927.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.22 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.33.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,714 members out of 1,767 rating the stock outperform, and 53 members rating it underperform. Among 461 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 455 give Manitowoc a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Manitowoc is outperform, with an average price target of $16.86.

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