Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE: PHX) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Dec. 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 Panhandle Oil and Gas's revenues will wane -18.3% and EPS will compress -51.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $10.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Panhandle Oil and Gas booked revenue of $13.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $11.3 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 $0.37. GAAP EPS of $0.37 for Q3 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.32 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 81.1%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 34.6%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 23.0%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $46.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.05.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 231 members out of 236 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 47 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 46 give Panhandle Oil and Gas a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

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