Breitburn Energy Partners (Nasdaq: BBEP) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 6. 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 Breitburn Energy Partners's revenues will grow 31.0% and EPS will expand 100.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $127.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.24.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Breitburn Energy Partners booked revenue of $95.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $95.9 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 $0.16. GAAP EPS of $1.29 for Q2 were 40% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.92 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 49.0%, 1,320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 112.5%, 4,000 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 96.5%, 3,660 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $499.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.74.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 499 members out of 513 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 173 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 169 give Breitburn Energy Partners a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Breitburn Energy Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $21.82.

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