China Yuchai International (NYSE: CYD) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 12. 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 China Yuchai International's revenues will drop -6.3% and EPS will shrink -25.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $509.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.

Revenue details
Last quarter, China Yuchai International tallied revenue of $538.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $621.3 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 $0.28. GAAP EPS of $0.28 for Q2 were 56% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.64 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 19.7%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.1%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.0%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.21 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.27.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 352 members out of 383 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 52 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 47 give China Yuchai International a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on China Yuchai International is hold, with an average price target of $15.50.

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