Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 7. 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 Statoil ASA's revenues will compress -0.3% and EPS will shrink -8.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $30.56 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Statoil ASA booked revenue of $29.04 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $28.47 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 $0.65. GAAP EPS of $0.79 for Q3 were 41% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.56 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 37.3%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.9%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.7%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $128.71 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.08.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,147 members out of 1,176 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 274 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 271 give Statoil ASA a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Statoil ASA is hold, with an average price target of $26.46.

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