Capstone Turbine (Nasdaq: CPST) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Aug. 9. 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 Capstone Turbine's revenues will improve 27.3% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $30.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.02.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Capstone Turbine reported revenue of $30.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 32% higher than the prior-year quarter's $22.8 million.

My

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 were -$0.03 for Q4 versus -$0.12 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 3.0%, 770 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -28.2%, 1,690 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -27.6%, 9,910 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $143.8 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.05.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 582 members out of 623 rating the stock outperform, and 41 members rating it underperform. Among 64 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give Capstone Turbine a green thumbs-up, and 21 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Capstone Turbine is outperform, with an average price target of $2.46.