FreightCar America (Nasdaq: RAIL) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 6. 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 FreightCar America's revenue will grow 92.2% and EPS will wane 914.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $187.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.

Revenue details
Last quarter, FreightCar America logged revenue of $219.1 million. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $72.2 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 $0.81. GAAP EPS were $0.81 for Q1 compared to -$0.11 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 10.8%, 770 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.9%, 1,210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 620 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $704.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.08.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 740 members out of 787 rating the stock outperform, and 47 members rating it underperform. Among 202 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 190 give FreightCar America a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on FreightCar America is hold, with an average price target of $27.69.

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