Rudolph Technologies (Nasdaq: RTEC) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 4. 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 Rudolph Technologies's revenues will increase 30.3% and EPS will increase 26.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $56.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Rudolph Technologies recorded revenue of $62.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $41.4 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 $0.25. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q3 were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.16 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 53.3%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.4%, 690 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.7%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $221.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.74.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 89 members out of 95 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 25 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 24 give Rudolph Technologies a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rudolph Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $14.30.

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