DENTSPLY International (Nasdaq: XRAY) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. 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 DENTSPLY International's revenues will grow 1.1% and EPS will expand 9.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $746.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.56.

Revenue details
Last quarter, DENTSPLY International notched revenue of $695.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $619.8 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 $0.51. GAAP EPS of $0.37 for Q3 were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 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 52.3%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.2%, 730 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.7%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.92 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.21.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 204 members out of 218 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 76 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 74 give DENTSPLY International 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 DENTSPLY International is hold, with an average price target of $41.88.

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