JDS Uniphase (Nasdaq: JDSU) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Aug. 14. 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 JDS Uniphase's revenues will wane -10.4% and EPS will wither -47.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $423.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.12.

Revenue details
Last quarter, JDS Uniphase logged revenue of $409.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $454.0 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.11. GAAP EPS were -$0.08 for Q3 versus $0.16 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 44.9%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -1.3%, 610 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.3%, 1,280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.67 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.56.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 684 members out of 822 rating the stock outperform, and 138 members rating it underperform. Among 143 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 112 give JDS Uniphase a green thumbs-up, and 31 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on JDS Uniphase is outperform, with an average price target of $16.77.

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