Newpark Resources (NYSE: NR) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 14. 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 Newpark Resources's revenues will shrink -4.1% and EPS will contract -22.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $252.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Newpark Resources logged revenue of $259.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $261.2 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 $0.20. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q3 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 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 19.0%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.1%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.2%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.67.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 385 members out of 396 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 114 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 114 give Newpark Resources a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Newpark Resources is outperform, with an average price target of $9.17.

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