Old Dominion Freight Line (Nasdaq: ODFL) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. 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 Old Dominion Freight Line's revenues will expand 6.9% and EPS will grow 16.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $531.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Old Dominion Freight Line booked revenue of $527.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $485.1 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 $0.46. GAAP EPS of $0.46 were the same as 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 25.8%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.8%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.26.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 103 members out of 123 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 41 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 34 give Old Dominion Freight Line a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Old Dominion Freight Line is outperform, with an average price target of $36.44.

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