Crown Holdings (NYSE: CCK) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 18. 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 Crown Holdings' revenues will contract -0.1% and EPS will increase 1.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.28 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.85.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Crown Holdings chalked up revenue of $1.95 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.88 billion.

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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 $0.46. GAAP EPS of $0.46 for Q1 were 360% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 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 16.9%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.3%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.5%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.83 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.99.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 127 members out of 134 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 42 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 39 give Crown Holdings 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 Crown Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $42.00.