United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 23. 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 United Technologies's revenues will grow 20.3% and EPS will wither -19.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $14.95 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.30.

Revenue details
Last quarter, United Technologies reported revenue of $16.44 billion. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $14.38 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 $1.29. GAAP EPS of $2.27 for Q4 were 54% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.47 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 26.2%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.2%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.5%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $65.10 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.11.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,549 members out of 1,611 rating the stock outperform, and 62 members rating it underperform. Among 438 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 426 give United Technologies 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 United Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $91.55.

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