American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings (NYSE: AXL) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 8. 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 American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings's revenues will increase 20.5% and EPS will wither -68.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $729.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.

Revenue details
Last quarter, American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings notched revenue of $702.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $647.6 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 $0.07. GAAP EPS were -$0.11 for Q3 against $0.33 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 13.3%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.7%, 400 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.2%, 500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.92 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.32.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 191 members out of 306 rating the stock outperform, and 115 members rating it underperform. Among 84 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 53 give American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 31 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $12.85.

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