Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) is expected to report Q3 earnings around Nov. 8. 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 Quad/Graphics's revenues will shrink -13.3% and EPS will wither -20.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.03 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.64.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Quad/Graphics reported revenue of $934.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $977.2 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 $0.08. GAAP EPS were -$0.44 for Q2 against -$0.22 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 20.7%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.0%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.2%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.84.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 15 members out of 29 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 11 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), four give Quad/Graphics a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Quad/Graphics is hold, with an average price target of $16.67.

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