GEO Group (NYSE: GEO) 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 to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict GEO Group's revenues will increase 1.5% and EPS will wither 0.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $413.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.

Revenue details
Last quarter, GEO Group recorded revenue of $412.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $391.8 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 $0.31. GAAP EPS of $0.25 for Q1 were 3.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 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 23.5%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.2%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.6%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.55.

Investor sentiment
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on GEO Group is outperform, with an average price target of $24.93.