HMS Holdings (Nasdaq: HMSY) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 26. 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 HMS Holdings's revenues will expand 14.7% and EPS will expand 125.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $123.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.18.

Revenue details
Last quarter, HMS Holdings logged revenue of $133.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $99.7 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 $0.27. GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q4 were 69% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 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 42.6%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.9%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.0%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $568.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.97.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 282 members out of 297 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 60 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 57 give HMS Holdings 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 HMS Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $27.86.

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