Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW) 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 Manitowoc's revenue will improve 9.6% and EPS will grow 62.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.04 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Manitowoc reported revenue of $860.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $732.2 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.01. GAAP EPS dropped to zero from the prior-year quarter's -$0.40.

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 24.0%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.6%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.0%, 720 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.79.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,727 members out of 1,778 rating the stock outperform, and 51 members rating it underperform. Among 387 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 381 give Manitowoc 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 Manitowoc is outperform, with an average price target of $17.73.

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