B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) 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 B&G Foods's revenues will expand 20.4% and EPS will increase 30.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $180.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.

Revenue details
Last quarter, B&G Foods tallied revenue of $154.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $133.0 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 $0.35. GAAP EPS of $0.35 for Q3 were 40% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.25 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 35.9%, 470 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.9%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.0%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $641.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.42.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on B&G Foods is hold, with an average price target of $28.80.

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