Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE: SIX) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 22. 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 Six Flags Entertainment's revenues will expand 2.8% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $68.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$1.48.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Six Flags Entertainment recorded revenue of $143.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $137.6 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 $2.59. GAAP EPS were $2.59 for Q4 compared to -$1.85 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 42.8%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -16.3%, 730 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 99.9%, much better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.11 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.82.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 34 members out of 55 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 14 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 11 give Six Flags Entertainment 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 Six Flags Entertainment is outperform, with an average price target of $69.00.

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