Belden (NYSE: BDC) is expected to report Q2 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 Belden's revenues will decrease -5.6% and EPS will increase 2.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $506.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.74.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Belden logged revenue of $464.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $461.6 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 $0.52. GAAP EPS of $0.52 for Q1 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.46 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 30.5%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.9%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.2%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.01 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.76.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 158 members out of 165 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 46 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 45 give Belden a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Belden is outperform, with an average price target of $45.00.