Frontier Communications (Nasdaq: FTR) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 31. 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 Frontier Communications' revenues will contract -5.8% and EPS will wane 0.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.25 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Frontier Communications reported revenue of $1.27 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.35 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.05. GAAP EPS of $0.03 for Q1 were 40% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.05 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 90.9%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.7%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.1%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.94 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.23.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 982 members out of 1,084 rating the stock outperform, and 102 members rating it underperform. Among 202 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 179 give Frontier Communications a green thumbs-up, and 23 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Frontier Communications is outperform, with an average price target of $5.19.

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