Sturm, Ruger (NYSE: RGR) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 27. 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 Sturm, Ruger's revenues will grow 27.7% and EPS will increase 51.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $119.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.82.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Sturm, Ruger tallied revenue of $118.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 47% higher than the prior-year quarter's $80.5 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, EPS came in at $0.88. GAAP EPS of $0.88 for Q3 were 57% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.56 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 36.0%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.1%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.7%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $469.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.41.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 620 members out of 658 rating the stock outperform, and 38 members rating it underperform. Among 178 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 172 give Sturm, Ruger a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sturm, Ruger is hold, with an average price target of $53.33.

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