AsiaInfo-Linkage (Nasdaq: ASIA) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 4. 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 AsiaInfo-Linkage's revenues will expand 17.4% and EPS will grow 35.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $153.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.

Revenue details
Last quarter, AsiaInfo-Linkage booked revenue of $132.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $119.3 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 $0.06. GAAP EPS of $0.06 for Q3 were 67% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.18 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 37.3%, 660 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.7%, 1,110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.5%, 760 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $530.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.43.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 288 members out of 328 rating the stock outperform, and 40 members rating it underperform. Among 66 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 51 give AsiaInfo-Linkage a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AsiaInfo-Linkage is hold, with an average price target of $14.57.

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