Skilled Healthcare Group (NYSE: SKH) 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 Skilled Healthcare Group's revenues will grow 0.4% and EPS will wane -36.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $216.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Skilled Healthcare Group tallied revenue of $219.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $222.6 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 $0.17. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q1 were 47% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.32 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 14.5%, 460 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.8%, 450 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.9%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $876.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.82.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 131 members out of 140 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 35 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 33 give Skilled Healthcare Group a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Skilled Healthcare Group is hold, with an average price target of $7.10.