Kronos Worldwide (NYSE: KRO) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Nov. 9. 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 Kronos Worldwide's revenues will contract -5.1% and EPS will contract -94.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $415.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.04.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Kronos Worldwide booked revenue of $472.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $548.0 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 $0.30. GAAP EPS of $0.30 for Q3 were 59% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.74 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 18.2%, 2,030 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.4%, 2,050 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.4%, 830 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.01 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.07.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 175 members out of 191 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 50 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give Kronos Worldwide 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 Kronos Worldwide is outperform, with an average price target of $25.33.

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