Buckeye Technologies (NYSE: BKI) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Jan. 29. 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 Buckeye Technologies's revenues will contract -9.1% and EPS will contract 0.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $206.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Buckeye Technologies reported revenue of $197.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $231.5 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.62. GAAP EPS of $0.74 for Q1 were 27% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.02 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 23.3%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.3%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.0%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $832.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.74.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 179 members out of 185 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 64 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 64 give Buckeye Technologies a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Buckeye Technologies is buy, with an average price target of $39.30.

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