Booz Allen Hamilton Holding (NYSE: BAH) is expected to report Q1 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 Booz Allen Hamilton Holding's revenues will wane -1.5% and EPS will wane -13.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.41 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding logged revenue of $1.55 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.54 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 $0.40. GAAP EPS of $0.37 for Q4 were 2.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.36 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 24.5%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.3%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.5%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.56.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 67 members out of 88 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 25 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 16 give Booz Allen Hamilton Holding a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Booz Allen Hamilton Holding is hold, with an average price target of $14.00.

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