Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 26. 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 Sempra Energy's revenues will grow 0.9% and EPS will contract -19.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.63 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.98.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Sempra Energy recorded revenue of $2.51 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.58 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 $1.33. GAAP EPS of $1.09 for Q3 were 9.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.20 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 31.1%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.9%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.7%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.80 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.12.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sempra Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $68.50.

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