Natural Resource Partners (NYSE: NRP) 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 Natural Resource Partners' revenue will compress 7.1% and EPS will wither 18.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $84.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Natural Resource Partners logged revenue of $91.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $84.9 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 $0.47. GAAP EPS of $0.47 for Q1 were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 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 99.3%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 70.6%, 480 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 55.8%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $354.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.72.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 361 members out of 389 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 116 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 105 give Natural Resource Partners a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Natural Resource Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $32.75.

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