Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 25. 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 Royal Caribbean Cruises's revenues will increase 4.0% and EPS will grow 200.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.89 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Royal Caribbean Cruises booked revenue of $1.91 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.83 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, EPS came in at $0.35. GAAP EPS of $0.35 for Q1 were 67% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 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 32.9%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.7%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.0%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.40.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 414 members out of 500 rating the stock outperform, and 86 members rating it underperform. Among 174 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 159 give Royal Caribbean Cruises a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Royal Caribbean Cruises is outperform, with an average price target of $37.88.

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