Timken (NYSE: TKR) is expected to report Q4 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 Timken's revenues will shrink -16.6% and EPS will drop -46.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.06 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.62.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Timken logged revenue of $1.14 billion. GAAP reported sales were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.32 billion.

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 $0.91. GAAP EPS of $0.83 for Q3 were 26% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.12 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 26.2%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.8%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.96 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.47.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 212 members out of 225 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 84 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 81 give Timken 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 Timken is outperform, with an average price target of $51.40.

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