Zumiez (Nasdaq: ZUMZ) is expected to report Q1 earnings around March 19. 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 Zumiez's revenues will increase 11.4% and EPS will wane -13.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $144.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Zumiez notched revenue of $224.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $183.9 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 $0.75. GAAP EPS of $0.74 for Q4 were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.60 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 38.2%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.1%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.2%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $737.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.63.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 710 members out of 768 rating the stock outperform, and 58 members rating it underperform. Among 254 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 242 give Zumiez a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Zumiez is hold, with an average price target of $24.67.

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