Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST) is expected to report Q4 earnings around 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 Rosetta Stone's revenues will compress -0.6% and EPS will turn positive

The average estimate for revenue is $80.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Rosetta Stone booked revenue of $64.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $64.2 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 -$0.08. GAAP EPS were -$1.58 for Q3 compared to -$0.06 per share for 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 82.6%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -5.7%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -51.9%, 5,010 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $274.6 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.59.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 665 members out of 753 rating the stock outperform, and 88 members rating it underperform. Among 167 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 148 give Rosetta Stone a green thumbs-up, and 19 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rosetta Stone is hold, with an average price target of $12.67.

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