Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 9. 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 Dish Network's revenues will increase 0.9% and EPS will decrease -32.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $3.61 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Dish Network booked revenue of $3.59 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.63 billion.

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 $0.69. GAAP EPS of $0.46 for Q4 were 33% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.69 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 39.0%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.4%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.8%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $14.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.18.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 310 members out of 405 rating the stock outperform, and 95 members rating it underperform. Among 114 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 89 give Dish Network a green thumbs-up, and 25 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dish Network is outperform, with an average price target of $37.40.

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