Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 7. 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 Devon Energy's revenues will wither -33.7% and EPS will contract -54.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.32 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.70.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Devon Energy tallied revenue of $2.56 billion. GAAP reported sales were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.80 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.55. GAAP EPS of $1.18 for Q2 were 82% lower than the prior-year quarter's $6.54 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 61.9%, 570 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 46.3%, 740 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 25.2%, 7,260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.78 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.14.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,133 members out of 2,187 rating the stock outperform, and 54 members rating it underperform. Among 477 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 468 give Devon Energy a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Devon Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $83.80.

Is Devon Energy the right energy stock for you? Read about a handful of timely, profit-producing plays on expensive crude in "3 Stocks for $100 Oil." Click here for instant access to this free report.

Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor of Motley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool owns shares of Devon Energy. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.