Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE: CLD) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 30. 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 Cloud Peak Energy's revenues will shrink -4.7% and EPS will drop -82.4%.

The average estimate for revenue is $327.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Cloud Peak Energy booked revenue of $338.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $372.9 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 $0.11. GAAP EPS of $0.25 for Q1 were 43% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 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 18.3%, 580 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.2%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.6%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.43 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.81.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 186 members out of 192 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give Cloud Peak Energy a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cloud Peak Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $20.86.

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