Genesis Energy (NYSE: GEL) 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 Genesis Energy's revenues will increase 36.8% and EPS will increase 105.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.10 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.37.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Genesis Energy reported revenue of $942.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $830.2 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.29. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q3 were 44% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 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 5.8%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.1%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.82 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.28.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 257 members out of 266 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 86 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 86 give Genesis Energy 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 Genesis Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $34.78.

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