Riverbed Technology (Nasdaq: RVBD) reported earnings on July 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

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

Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
Riverbed Technology logged revenue of $249.9 million. The 30 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $257.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $198.5 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 $0.22. The 30 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.22 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q2 were 4.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.10 for Q2 compared to $0.11 per share for 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 71.8%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -1.3%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -6.6%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $274.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.99.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 989 members out of 1,038 rating the stock outperform, and 49 members rating it underperform. Among 235 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 225 give Riverbed Technology a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Riverbed Technology is hold, with an average price target of $17.24.

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