Ameresco (NYSE: AMRC) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 7. 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 Ameresco's revenues will expand 1.2% and EPS will wither -36.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $167.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.12.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Ameresco logged revenue of $146.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $146.4 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 $0.03. GAAP EPS of $0.03 for Q1 were 75% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.12 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 19.9%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.3%, 340 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.0%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $811.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.85.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 420 members out of 425 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 69 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 67 give Ameresco 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 Ameresco is buy, with an average price target of $16.64.

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