Buckeye Technologies (NYSE: BKI) is expected to report Q3 earnings on April 30. 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 Buckeye Technologies's revenues will decrease -9.0% and EPS will wither -23.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $197.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.51.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Buckeye Technologies logged revenue of $204.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $221.4 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 $0.60. GAAP EPS were $0.33 for Q2 compared to -$0.15 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 23.2%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.8%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.3%, 880 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $811.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.34.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 173 members out of 181 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 60 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 59 give Buckeye Technologies a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Buckeye Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $37.30.

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