Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 9. 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 Cincinnati Bell's revenues will decrease -1.2% and EPS will expand 66.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $360.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Cincinnati Bell logged revenue of $368.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $368.8 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, EPS came in at $0.01. GAAP EPS of $0.01 for Q3 were 86% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.07 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 53.2%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.5%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.1%, 370 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.45 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.18.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 140 members out of 154 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 44 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give Cincinnati Bell a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cincinnati Bell is outperform, with an average price target of $5.53.

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