International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF) 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 International Flavors & Fragrances's revenues will grow 2.6% and EPS will grow 16.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $661.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.86.

Revenue details
Last quarter, International Flavors & Fragrances reported revenue of $709.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $713.8 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.08. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q3 were 80% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.00 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 42.5%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.9%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 920 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.80 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.02.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 75 members out of 96 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 38 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 31 give International Flavors & Fragrances 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 International Flavors & Fragrances is hold, with an average price target of $66.00.

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