Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) is expected to report Q2 earnings around Aug. 6. 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 Cablevision Systems' revenue will increase 0.2% and EPS will shrink 16.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.69 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Cablevision Systems logged revenue of $1.66 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.66 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 $0.21. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q1 were 42% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.36 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 52.7%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.1%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.5%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.76 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.85.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 119 members out of 180 rating the stock outperform, and 61 members rating it underperform. Among 59 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 38 give Cablevision Systems a green thumbs-up, and 21 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cablevision Systems is hold, with an average price target of $16.66.

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