Arctic Cat (Nasdaq: ACAT) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Jan. 24. 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 Arctic Cat's revenues will grow 8.3% and EPS will grow 44.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $224.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.33.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Arctic Cat chalked up revenue of $229.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $204.8 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 $1.80. GAAP EPS of $1.80 for Q2 were 57% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.15 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 28.0%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.9%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.9%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $677.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.84.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 79 members out of 112 rating the stock outperform, and 33 members rating it underperform. Among 30 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give Arctic Cat 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 Arctic Cat is outperform, with an average price target of $50.00.

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