Precision Castparts (NYSE: PCP) is expected to report Q1 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 Precision Castparts's revenues will grow 27.9% and EPS will expand 23.4%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.52 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.90.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Precision Castparts logged revenue of $2.44 billion. GAAP reported sales were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.95 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 $2.82. GAAP EPS of $2.82 for Q4 were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.30 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 32.3%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.1%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.0%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $10.36 billion. The average EPS estimate is $12.28.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,291 members out of 1,324 rating the stock outperform, and 33 members rating it underperform. Among 400 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 395 give Precision Castparts a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Precision Castparts is outperform, with an average price target of $218.17.

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