EZCORP (Nasdaq: EZPW) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Nov. 11. 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 EZCORP's revenues will expand 11.4% and EPS will expand 4.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $260.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.75.

Revenue details
Last quarter, EZCORP logged revenue of $229.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $203.2 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, EPS came in at $0.56. GAAP EPS of $0.56 for Q3 were 5.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.53 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 63.4%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.2%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.5%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $990.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.83.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 621 members out of 645 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 156 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 153 give EZCORP a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on EZCORP is outperform, with an average price target of $35.14.

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