EXCO Resources (NYSE: XCO) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 30. 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 EXCO Resources's revenues will grow 11.2% and EPS will grow 166.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $150.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.08.

Revenue details
Last quarter, EXCO Resources logged revenue of $152.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $178.9 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 $0.17. GAAP EPS were -$1.25 for Q4 versus -$0.78 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 67.4%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 38.8%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -176.8%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $541.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.33.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 488 members out of 515 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 78 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 73 give EXCO Resources a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on EXCO Resources is hold, with an average price target of $7.30.

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