Chico's FAS (NYSE: CHS) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 29. 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 Chico's FAS's revenues will grow 8.8% and EPS will grow 9.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $707.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Chico's FAS recorded revenue of $651.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $569.2 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 $0.20. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q4 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 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 53.2%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.8%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.8%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.81 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.24.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Chico's FAS is outperform, with an average price target of $20.08.

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