SkyWest (Nasdaq: SKYW) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 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 SkyWest's revenues will contract -8.8% and EPS will contract -169.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $821.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.23.

Revenue details
Last quarter, SkyWest booked revenue of $865.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $955.4 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 $0.40. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q3 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.00 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 20.4%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.4%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.4%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.54 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.95.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on SkyWest is hold, with an average price target of $10.17.

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