Sears Holdings (Nasdaq: SHLD) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 28. 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 Sears Holdings's revenues will drop -4.7% and EPS will grow 107.4%.

The average estimate for revenue is $11.90 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.12.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Sears Holdings logged revenue of $8.86 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $9.41 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 -$1.99. GAAP EPS were -$4.70 for Q3 compared to -$3.95 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 25.8%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -4.6%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.6%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $39.68 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$2.95.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,486 members out of 2,329 rating the stock outperform, and 843 members rating it underperform. Among 561 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 340 give Sears Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 221 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sears Holdings is hold, with an average price target of $29.33.

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