Hillenbrand (NYSE: HI) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Nov. 26. 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 Hillenbrand's revenues will expand 10.6% and EPS will shrink -12.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $255.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Hillenbrand booked revenue of $238.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $211.2 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 $0.37. GAAP EPS of $0.34 for Q3 were 5.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.36 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 38.6%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.9%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.9%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $985.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.69.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 364 members out of 369 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 119 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 119 give Hillenbrand a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hillenbrand is outperform, with an average price target of $25.33.

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