RPM International (NYSE: RPM) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Oct. 3. 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 RPM International's revenues will expand 10.4% and EPS will grow 8.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.09 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.64.

Revenue details
Last quarter, RPM International notched revenue of $1.10 billion. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $981.8 million.

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 $0.63. GAAP EPS of $0.63 for Q4 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.54 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 41.8%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.5%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.80.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 343 members out of 367 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 87 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 85 give RPM International a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on RPM International is hold, with an average price target of $28.00.

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