Warner Chilcott (Nasdaq: WCRX) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 10. 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 Warner Chilcott's revenues will shrink -13.4% and EPS will decrease -27.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $593.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.84.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Warner Chilcott chalked up revenue of $612.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $646.0 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 $0.91. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q4 were 43% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.35 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 85.3%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.2%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.3%, 640 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.35 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.30.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 171 members out of 200 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 56 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 49 give Warner Chilcott a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Warner Chilcott is outperform, with an average price target of $18.27.

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