Builders FirstSource (Nasdaq: BLDR) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 19. 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 Builders FirstSource's revenues will increase 18.7% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $245.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.06.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Builders FirstSource notched revenue of $219.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 35% higher than the prior-year quarter's $162.8 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 -$0.11. GAAP EPS were -$0.20 for Q1 versus -$0.22 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 20.6%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -2.7%, 670 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -8.7%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $950.4 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.30.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 224 members rating the stock outperform, and 52 members rating it underperform. Among 77 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 60 give Builders FirstSource a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Builders FirstSource is outperform, with an average price target of $4.00.

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