MetroPCS Communications (NYSE: PCS) 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 MetroPCS Communications's revenues will grow 1.4% and EPS will grow 50.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.29 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.

Revenue details
Last quarter, MetroPCS Communications booked revenue of $1.28 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.24 billion.

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 $0.11. GAAP EPS of $0.08 for Q4 were 68% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.25 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 37.9%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.8%, 760 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, 490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.70.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 446 members out of 487 rating the stock outperform, and 41 members rating it underperform. Among 84 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 71 give MetroPCS Communications a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on MetroPCS Communications is hold, with an average price target of $11.16.

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