Teradyne (NYSE: TER) 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 Teradyne's revenues will contract -16.7% and EPS will contract -93.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $247.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Teradyne logged revenue of $463.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 35% higher than the prior-year quarter's $344.4 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 $0.53. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q3 were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 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 56.2%, 670 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.5%, 530 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 19.1%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.61.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 291 members out of 314 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 89 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 86 give Teradyne a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Teradyne is outperform, with an average price target of $20.61.

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