Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) 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 Oil States International's revenues will shrink -3.6% and EPS will shrink -16.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.06 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.83.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Oil States International reported revenue of $1.14 billion. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $995.8 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.69. GAAP EPS of $1.80 for Q4 were 5.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.71 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 24.4%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.7%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.6%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.40 billion. The average EPS estimate is $7.35.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 411 members out of 430 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 86 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 82 give Oil States International a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Oil States International is outperform, with an average price target of $94.66.

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