Bemis (NYSE: BMS) is expected to report Q1 earnings around Feb. 5. 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 Bemis's revenues will contract -1.3% and EPS will grow 10.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.29 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Bemis reported revenue of $1.23 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.27 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 $0.52. GAAP EPS of $0.38 for Q4 were 81% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 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 19.1%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.4%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.2%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.37.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Bemis is hold, with an average price target of $33.09.

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