Meridian Bioscience (Nasdaq: VIVO) is expected to report Q3 earnings around July 25. 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 Meridian Bioscience's revenues will increase 11.5% and EPS will shrink 0.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $47.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Meridian Bioscience recorded revenue of $47.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $47.2 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, EPS came in at $0.24. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q2 were 4.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 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 65.0%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 32.3%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 21.7%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $188.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.89.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 456 members out of 466 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 111 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 109 give Meridian Bioscience a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Meridian Bioscience is hold, with an average price target of $21.00.

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