Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) is expected to report Q1 earnings around 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 Stratasys's revenues will grow 118.5% and EPS will increase 28.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $98.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Stratasys booked revenue of $96.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 63% higher than the prior-year quarter's $43.6 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 $0.40. GAAP EPS were -$0.16 for Q4 compared to $0.27 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 46.2%, 630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.6%, 720 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.9%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $439.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.82.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 997 members out of 1,047 rating the stock outperform, and 50 members rating it underperform. Among 254 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 237 give Stratasys a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Stratasys is outperform, with an average price target of $69.00.

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