Genuine Parts (NYSE: GPC) reported earnings on April 19. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Genuine Parts missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly. GAAP earnings per share didn't change.

Margins contracted across the board.

Revenue details
Genuine Parts reported revenue of $3.20 billion. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $3.28 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 $0.93. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.98 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.93 were the same as 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 28.8%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.9%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.5%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.69 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.20.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $14.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.50.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 340 members out of 362 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 145 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 138 give Genuine Parts a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Genuine Parts is hold, with an average price target of $75.11.

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