Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) reported earnings on Feb. 6. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Gross margins were steady, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.

Revenue details
Nu Skin Enterprises reported revenue of $588.2 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $588.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $495.3 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 $0.97. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.93 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.97 for Q4 were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.77 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 83.8%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.1%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.1%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $518.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.84.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.33 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.97.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Nu Skin Enterprises is buy, with an average price target of $62.25.

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