Marvell Technology Group (Nasdaq: MRVL) reported earnings on Feb. 21. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Feb. 2 (Q4), Marvell Technology Group beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share shrank. GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.

Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
Marvell Technology Group reported revenue of $775.3 million. The 31 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $725.2 million 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 $0.19. The 28 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.14 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q4 were 9.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.09 for Q4 were 31% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 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 52.2%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.6%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.5%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $710.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.14.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.10 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.74.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Marvell Technology Group is hold, with an average price target of $9.17.

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