Clean Energy Fuels (Nasdaq: CLNE) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 5. 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 Clean Energy Fuels's revenues will grow 3.0% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $74.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.18.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Clean Energy Fuels reported revenue of $69.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $69.1 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 -$0.16. GAAP EPS were -$0.13 for Q2 against -$0.08 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 30.5%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -22.2%, 690 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -16.2%, 810 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $304.7 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.75.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,624 members out of 1,672 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 272 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 262 give Clean Energy Fuels a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Clean Energy Fuels is outperform, with an average price target of $18.25.

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