Mellanox Technologies (Nasdaq: MLNX) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 23. 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 Mellanox Technologies's revenues will grow 65.0% and EPS will grow 112.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $119.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.66.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Mellanox Technologies reported revenue of $156.5 million. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $68.2 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 $1.37. GAAP EPS of $1.09 for Q3 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 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 69.1%, 460 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 31.4%, 2,320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 30.9%, 2,380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $498.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.51.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 189 members out of 214 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 58 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 50 give Mellanox Technologies a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Mellanox Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $122.38.

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