Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) 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 Stanley Black & Decker's revenues will wither -2.9% and EPS will contract -10.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.58 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.98.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Stanley Black & Decker booked revenue of $2.67 billion. GAAP reported sales were 44% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.85 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 $1.37. GAAP EPS of $2.99 for Q4 were 205% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.98 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 36.0%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.1%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.4%, 950 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $11.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.50.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 191 members out of 212 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 71 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 67 give Stanley Black & Decker 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 Stanley Black & Decker is outperform, with an average price target of $77.91.

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