PG&E (NYSE: PCG) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 16. 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 PG&E's revenues will expand 8.5% and EPS will contract -32.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $4.14 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.

Revenue details
Last quarter, PG&E reported revenue of $3.98 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.86 billion.

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 $0.93. GAAP EPS of $0.84 for Q3 were 68% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 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 28.5%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.0%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.1%, 390 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $15.38 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.20.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 286 members out of 303 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 90 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 88 give PG&E 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 PG&E is outperform, with an average price target of $45.92.

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