Booz Allen Hamilton Holding (NYSE: BAH) is expected to report Q4 earnings on May 22. 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 Booz Allen Hamilton Holding's revenues will decrease -1.8% and EPS will shrink -15.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.51 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.37.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding logged revenue of $1.39 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.44 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 $0.41. GAAP EPS of $0.38 for Q3 were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 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 22.8%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.4%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.0%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.72 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.63.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 60 members out of 69 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 14 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), nine give Booz Allen Hamilton Holding a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Booz Allen Hamilton Holding is hold, with an average price target of $13.50.

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