CARBO Ceramics (NYSE: CRR) 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 CARBO Ceramics's revenues will wither -6.0% and EPS will contract -31.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $153.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.90.

Revenue details
Last quarter, CARBO Ceramics chalked up revenue of $153.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $158.1 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.89. GAAP EPS of $0.86 for Q4 were 40% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.43 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 29.7%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.8%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.9%, 800 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $654.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $4.23.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 413 members out of 439 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 116 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 110 give CARBO Ceramics a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CARBO Ceramics is outperform, with an average price target of $77.50.

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