Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 8. 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 Kinross Gold's revenues will expand 5.3% and EPS will shrink -15.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.04 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Kinross Gold logged revenue of $1.04 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $937.0 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 $0.18. GAAP EPS of $0.09 for Q1 were 59% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 55.0%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.8%, 490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.2%, 1,650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.48 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.82.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,380 members out of 1,439 rating the stock outperform, and 59 members rating it underperform. Among 207 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 192 give Kinross Gold a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kinross Gold is outperform, with an average price target of $14.34.

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