DeVry (NYSE: DV) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Aug. 9. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict DeVry's revenues will contract -7.2% and EPS will compress -59.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $507.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.

Revenue details
Last quarter, DeVry logged revenue of $540.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $562.7 million.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.00. GAAP EPS of $1.00 for Q3 were 24% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.32 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 54.8%, 380 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.7%, 670 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.4%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.09 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.18.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 269 members out of 308 rating the stock outperform, and 39 members rating it underperform. Among 83 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 67 give DeVry a green thumbs-up, and 16 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on DeVry is outperform, with an average price target of $44.93.

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