California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 31. 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 California Water Service Group's revenues will grow 1.5% and EPS will shrink -12.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $145.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.27.

Revenue details
Last quarter, California Water Service Group chalked up revenue of $111.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $116.7 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 -$0.03. GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q1 against $0.03 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 44.8%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.1%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.0%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $580.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.85.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 223 members out of 233 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 83 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 82 give California Water Service Group a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on California Water Service Group is hold, with an average price target of $20.50.

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