Precision Castparts (NYSE: PCP) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Oct. 25. 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 Precision Castparts's revenues will grow 12.5% and EPS will increase 15.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.01 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.34.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Precision Castparts tallied revenue of $1.97 billion. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.68 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $2.35. GAAP EPS of $2.33 for Q1 were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.97 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 32.3%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.2%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.3%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.44 billion. The average EPS estimate is $10.07.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,269 members out of 1,300 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 357 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 353 give Precision Castparts a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Precision Castparts is outperform, with an average price target of $189.58.