Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) is expected to report Q3 earnings around 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 Windstream's revenues will expand 50.6% and EPS will drop -31.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.54 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Windstream notched revenue of $1.54 billion. GAAP reported sales were 49% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 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 $0.12. GAAP EPS of $0.09 for Q2 were 53% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.19 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 53.8%, 760 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.5%, 1,200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.5%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.17 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.52.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Windstream is hold, with an average price target of $11.52.

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