NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) reported earnings on July 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), NextEra Energy met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
NextEra Energy booked revenue of $3.83 billion. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $3.89 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 $1.46. The 17 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.28 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.46 for Q2 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.26 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.44 for Q2 were 0.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.45 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 47.1%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 25.6%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.9%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $4.49 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.51.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $15.70 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.93.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,075 members out of 1,109 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 252 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 248 give NextEra Energy a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NextEra Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $82.86.

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