Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 1. 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 Harley-Davidson's revenues will expand 21.3% and EPS will grow 29.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.63 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.05.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Harley-Davidson reported revenue of $1.27 billion. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.22 billion.

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 $0.74. GAAP EPS of $0.74 for Q1 were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 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 38.6%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.1%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.0%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.05 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.81.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,456 members rating the stock outperform, and 402 members rating it underperform. Among 498 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 420 give Harley-Davidson a green thumbs-up, and 78 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Harley-Davidson is outperform, with an average price target of $49.67.

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