Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) 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 Republic Services's revenues will compress -1.2% and EPS will wane -18.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.00 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.43.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Republic Services tallied revenue of $2.05 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.12 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 $0.47. GAAP EPS of $0.42 for Q3 were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.52 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 37.4%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.1%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.11 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.87.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 510 members out of 535 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 205 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 198 give Republic Services a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Republic Services is outperform, with an average price target of $33.72.

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