Darling International (NYSE: DAR) is expected to report Q2 earnings around 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 Darling International's revenues will wither -7.1% and EPS will drop -20.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $437.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.35.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Darling International booked revenue of $387.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $439.9 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 $0.24. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q1 were 44% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.43 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 28.6%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.6%, 640 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.4%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.71 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.28.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,093 members rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 239 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 234 give Darling International a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Darling International is outperform, with an average price target of $19.56.