American Greetings (NYSE: AM) is expected to report Q1 earnings on June 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 American Greetings' EPS will decrease 20.5%.

On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.62.

Revenue details
Last quarter, American Greetings reported revenue of $456.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $428.6 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.84. GAAP EPS were -$0.27 for Q4 versus $0.37 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 57.7%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.4%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.2%, 580 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.73 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.20.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 117 members out of 194 rating the stock outperform, and 77 members rating it underperform. Among 69 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give American Greetings a green thumbs-up, and 27 give it a red thumbs-down.

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