Service Corp. International (NYSE: SCI) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 24. 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 Service Corp. International's revenues will grow 4.6% and EPS will increase 15.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $630.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.23.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Service Corp. International logged revenue of $629.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $586.6 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 $0.22. GAAP EPS of $0.12 for Q4 were 40% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 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 23.5%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.9%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.2%, 340 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.50 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.87.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 191 members out of 209 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 49 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 46 give Service Corp. International a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Service Corp. International is buy, with an average price target of $16.50.

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