Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. 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 Manitowoc's revenues will grow 5.2% and EPS will expand 71.4%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.09 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.24.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Manitowoc logged revenue of $955.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $935.4 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, EPS came in at $0.17. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q3 were 5.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.18 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 24.7%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.4%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.91 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.73.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,716 members out of 1,769 rating the stock outperform, and 53 members rating it underperform. Among 461 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 455 give Manitowoc a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Manitowoc is outperform, with an average price target of $16.29.

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