Mattel (Nasdaq: MAT) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 17. 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 Mattel's revenues will expand 5.6% and EPS will increase 14.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.22 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Mattel chalked up revenue of $995.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $928.4 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 $0.11. GAAP EPS of $0.11 for Q1 were 450% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.02 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 54.2%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.8%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.9%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.84 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.82.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 681 members out of 773 rating the stock outperform, and 92 members rating it underperform. Among 230 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 220 give Mattel a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Mattel is outperform, with an average price target of $43.00.

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