SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 7. 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 SandRidge Energy's revenues will increase 25.0% and EPS will shrink to a loss.

The average estimate for revenue is $477.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.05.

Revenue details
Last quarter, SandRidge Energy chalked up revenue of $1.34 billion. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $373.8 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 $0.06. GAAP EPS were -$0.73 for Q4 against -$1.08 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 27.5%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.4%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -21.9%, much better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.91 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.19.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,456 members out of 1,516 rating the stock outperform, and 60 members rating it underperform. Among 276 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 264 give SandRidge Energy 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 SandRidge Energy is hold, with an average price target of $7.50.

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