Capstone Turbine (Nasdaq: CPST) is expected to report Q2 earnings around Nov. 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 Capstone Turbine's revenues will grow 16.6% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $32.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.02.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Capstone Turbine logged revenue of $28.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $24.3 million.

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 -$0.03. GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q1 compared to -$0.01 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 7.5%, 540 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -26.0%, 820 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -27.0%, 1,510 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $134.8 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.07.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 587 members out of 628 rating the stock outperform, and 41 members rating it underperform. Among 67 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 47 give Capstone Turbine a green thumbs-up, and 20 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Capstone Turbine is outperform, with an average price target of $2.29.

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