Heckmann (NYSE: HEK) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 11. 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 Heckmann's revenues will increase 96.8% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $101.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.03.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Heckmann reported revenue of $93.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 95% higher than the prior-year quarter's $47.8 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 -$0.06. GAAP EPS were -$0.06 for Q3 against -$0.18 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 17.6%, 750 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.1%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -10.0%, much better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $340.5 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.04.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 512 members out of 529 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 113 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 107 give Heckmann 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 Heckmann is hold, with an average price target of $5.63.

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