Astronics (Nasdaq: ATRO) 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 Astronics's revenues will increase 19.2% and EPS will wither -15.4%.

The average estimate for revenue is $67.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Astronics reported revenue of $65.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $55.5 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, EPS came in at $0.39. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q2 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.35 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 26.2%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.0%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.0%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $268.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.76.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 297 members out of 311 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 58 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 54 give Astronics 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 Astronics is outperform, with an average price target of $42.00.

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