Dillard's (NYSE: DDS) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 23. 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 Dillard's revenues will increase 6.1% and EPS will grow 51.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.13 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.88.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Dillard's reported revenue of $1.49 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.42 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 $0.96. GAAP EPS of $1.01 for Q3 were 77% lower than the prior-year quarter's $4.31 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 38.1%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.0%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 1,280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.73 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.32.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 155 members out of 397 rating the stock outperform, and 242 members rating it underperform. Among 129 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 66 give Dillard's a green thumbs-up, and 63 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dillard's is hold, with an average price target of $81.33.

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