Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) reported earnings on Feb. 1. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 29 (Q1), Tyson Foods missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins grew across the board.

Revenue details
Tyson Foods notched revenue of $8.40 billion. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $8.59 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $8.33 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 $0.48. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.42 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q1 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 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 6.4%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.6%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.1%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $8.52 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.43.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $34.59 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.90.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 285 members out of 355 rating the stock outperform, and 70 members rating it underperform. Among 98 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 85 give Tyson Foods 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 Tyson Foods is outperform, with an average price target of $20.73.

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