Yamana Gold (NYSE: AUY) 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 with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Yamana Gold's revenues will wane -1.8% and EPS will shrink -16.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $562.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Yamana Gold recorded revenue of $559.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $476.1 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 $0.25. GAAP EPS of $0.23 for Q1 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 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 65.7%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 41.3%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 30.4%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.45 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.09.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,705 members out of 3,841 rating the stock outperform, and 136 members rating it underperform. Among 655 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 622 give Yamana Gold a green thumbs-up, and 33 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Yamana Gold is outperform, with an average price target of $21.05.

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