Devon Energy (NYS: DVN) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. 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 Devon Energy's revenues will contract -5.4% and EPS will compress -50.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.45 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.77.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Devon Energy reported revenue of $1.87 billion. GAAP reported sales were 22% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.76 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 $0.88. GAAP EPS were -$1.80 for Q3 versus $2.50 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 61.8%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.2%, 5,830 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -33.3%, 7,090 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.47 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.27.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,176 members out of 2,232 rating the stock outperform, and 56 members rating it underperform. Among 520 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 513 give Devon Energy 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 Devon Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $77.78.

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The article Can Devon Energy Beat These Numbers? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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