Buckle (NYSE: BKE) reported earnings on March 14. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Gross margins dropped, operating margins increased, net margins expanded.

Revenue details
Buckle logged revenue of $360.6 million. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $358.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $337.1 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 $1.28. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.26 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.28 for Q4 were 8.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.18 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 48.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.1%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.0%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $273.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.81.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.16 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.53.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 573 members out of 631 rating the stock outperform, and 58 members rating it underperform. Among 197 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 183 give Buckle a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Buckle is hold, with an average price target of $41.00.

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