Thomson Reuters (TSX: TRI) reported earnings on Feb. 13. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Gross margins contracted, operating margins shrank, net margins grew.

Revenue details
Thomson Reuters reported revenue of $3.36 billion. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $3.36 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.

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 $0.60. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.54 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.45 for Q4 versus -$3.12 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 27.2%, 1,430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.4%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.9%, 8,280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.28 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $13.14 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.18.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Thomson Reuters is hold, with an average price target of $31.49.

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