Yamana Gold (NYSE: AUY) 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 Yamana Gold's revenues will expand 18.4% and EPS will grow 4.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $673.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Yamana Gold reported revenue of $611.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $555.2 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 $0.24. GAAP EPS of $0.08 for Q3 were 50% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.16 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 62.1%, 380 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 34.3%, 540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.8%, 1,110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.39 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.92.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,672 members out of 3,811 rating the stock outperform, and 139 members rating it underperform. Among 644 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 610 give Yamana Gold a green thumbs-up, and 34 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Yamana Gold is outperform, with an average price target of $21.81.

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