InterDigital (Nasdaq: IDCC) 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 InterDigital's revenues will contract -33.2% and EPS will shrink to a loss.

The average estimate for revenue is $46.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.20.

Revenue details
Last quarter, InterDigital booked revenue of $87.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $77.0 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 $0.57. GAAP EPS of $0.38 for Q4 were 22% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 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 64.4%, 810 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 35.7%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.7%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $208.3 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.66.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,194 members out of 1,240 rating the stock outperform, and 46 members rating it underperform. Among 292 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 281 give InterDigital a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on InterDigital is hold, with an average price target of $39.00.

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