Stamps.com (NAS: STMP) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 9. 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 Stamps.com's revenues will expand 15.2% and EPS will grow 25.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $31.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Stamps.com logged revenue of $29.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $24.9 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 $0.50. GAAP EPS of $0.42 for Q3 were 40% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 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 77.7%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.4%, 660 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.0%, 580 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $117.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.67.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 179 members out of 196 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 65 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 62 give Stamps.com a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Stamps.com is buy, with an average price target of $32.50.

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