Texas Instruments (Nasdaq: TXN) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 22. 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 Texas Instruments's revenues will compress -8.2% and EPS will drop 0.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $3.06 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Texas Instruments chalked up revenue of $2.89 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.12 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 $0.35. GAAP EPS of $0.32 for Q1 were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 47.6%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.2%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.5%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $12.20 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.77.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,535 members out of 1,663 rating the stock outperform, and 128 members rating it underperform. Among 389 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 373 give Texas Instruments a green thumbs-up, and 16 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Texas Instruments is hold, with an average price target of $34.24.

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