Autoliv (NYSE: ALV) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. 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 Autoliv's revenues will drop -0.3% and EPS will wane -21.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.04 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.34.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Autoliv reported revenue of $1.95 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.02 billion.

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 $1.30. GAAP EPS of $1.23 for Q3 were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.48 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 19.9%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.1%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.0%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.60.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 371 members out of 388 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 151 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 148 give Autoliv a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Autoliv is hold, with an average price target of $69.76.

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