Horsehead Holding (Nasdaq: ZINC) is expected to report Q2 earnings on 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 Horsehead Holding's revenues will increase 29.4% and EPS will shrink -175.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $124.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Horsehead Holding reported revenue of $111.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $109.2 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, EPS came in at -$0.19. GAAP EPS were -$0.19 for Q1 versus $0.33 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 1.0%, 1,930 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -9.7%, 2,040 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -7.6%, 2,110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $493.8 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.02.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 720 members out of 737 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 198 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 196 give Horsehead Holding a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Horsehead Holding is buy, with an average price target of $14.75.

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