Exide Technologies (Nasdaq: XIDE) is expected to report Q1 earnings around Aug. 2. Here's what Wall Street wants to see.

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Exide Technologies' revenues will wither -0.4% and EPS will drop -150.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $742.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.03.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Exide Technologies logged revenue of $782.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $774.5 million.

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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 were -$0.03 for Q4 versus -$0.18 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 15.7%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.9%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.3%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.14 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.43.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 414 members out of 428 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 75 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 69 give Exide Technologies a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Exide Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $6.11.

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