RealNetworks (Nasdaq: RNWK) 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 to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict RealNetworks' revenues will compress -19.8% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $67.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.25.

Revenue details
Last quarter, RealNetworks reported revenue of $67.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 23% lower than the prior-year quarter's $87.3 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 -$0.49. GAAP EPS were -$0.49 for Q1 compared to -$0.36 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 59.0%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -22.9%, 1,700 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -25.4%, 1,130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $275.4 million. The average EPS estimate is -$1.00.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 176 members out of 230 rating the stock outperform, and 54 members rating it underperform. Among 54 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 33 give RealNetworks 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 RealNetworks is hold, with an average price target of $12.00.