Teekay LNG Partners (NYSE: TGP) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 21. 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 Teekay LNG Partners's revenues will expand 1.0% and EPS will grow 25.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $98.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.59.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Teekay LNG Partners logged revenue of $98.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $97.3 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 $0.63. GAAP EPS of $0.42 were the same as the prior-year quarter.

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 76.9%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 45.6%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 33.5%, 510 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $395.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.10.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 229 members out of 237 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 62 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 59 give Teekay LNG Partners a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Teekay LNG Partners is hold, with an average price target of $42.60.

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