Amphenol (NYSE: APH) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 17. 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 Amphenol's revenues will grow 5.7% and EPS will expand 9.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.09 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.89.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Amphenol booked revenue of $1.06 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.02 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, EPS came in at $0.86. GAAP EPS of $0.86 for Q2 were 1.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.85 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 31.5%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.4%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.23 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.42.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Amphenol is outperform, with an average price target of $61.88.

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