Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG) reported earnings on July 18. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Intuitive Surgical met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

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

Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
Intuitive Surgical booked revenue of $578.5 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw a top line of $574.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $536.5 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 $3.90. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $4.03 per share. GAAP EPS of $3.90 for Q2 were 4.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.75 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 70.0%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 37.8%, 420 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 27.5%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $577.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $3.96.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.44 billion. The average EPS estimate is $17.20.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,247 members out of 4,481 rating the stock outperform, and 234 members rating it underperform. Among 1,146 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,092 give Intuitive Surgical a green thumbs-up, and 54 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Intuitive Surgical is outperform, with an average price target of $589.56.

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