Sherwin-Williams (NYSE: SHW) 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 Sherwin-Williams's revenues will increase 5.7% and EPS will expand 32.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.19 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.15.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Sherwin-Williams logged revenue of $2.60 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.48 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, EPS came in at $2.24. GAAP EPS of $2.24 for Q3 were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.71 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 44.2%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.4%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.0%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.51 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.51.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 440 members out of 491 rating the stock outperform, and 51 members rating it underperform. Among 203 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 190 give Sherwin-Williams a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sherwin-Williams is hold, with an average price target of $140.07.

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