Fuel Systems Solutions (Nasdaq: FSYS) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 8. 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 Fuel Systems Solutions's revenues will compress -19.9% and EPS will shrink to a loss.

The average estimate for revenue is $88.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.03.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Fuel Systems Solutions recorded revenue of $89.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 10% lower than the prior-year quarter's $99.8 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 -$0.03. GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q3 against -$0.02 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 21.0%, 380 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.2%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.7%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $384.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.00.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 468 members out of 528 rating the stock outperform, and 60 members rating it underperform. Among 104 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 81 give Fuel Systems Solutions a green thumbs-up, and 23 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fuel Systems Solutions is hold, with an average price target of $21.17.

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