CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 28. 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 CIRCOR International's revenues will decrease -5.7% and EPS will contract -6.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $204.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.55.

Revenue details
Last quarter, CIRCOR International reported revenue of $209.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $210.0 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.76. GAAP EPS of $0.11 for Q3 were 83% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 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 29.9%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.8%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.9%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $849.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.45.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 136 members out of 142 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 40 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 38 give CIRCOR 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 CIRCOR International is outperform, with an average price target of $41.20.

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