Chico's FAS (NYSE: CHS) reported earnings on Feb. 28. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Feb. 2 (Q4), Chico's FAS missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins grew across the board.

Revenue details
Chico's FAS tallied revenue of $651.9 million. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $666.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $569.2 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 $0.20. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.20 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q4 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q4 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 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 53.2%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.8%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.8%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $711.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.37.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.86 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.30.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Chico's FAS is hold, with an average price target of $20.08.

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