Swift Energy (NYSE: SFY) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 1. 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 Swift Energy's revenues will increase 5.9% and EPS will increase 42.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $142.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Swift Energy reported revenue of $146.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $136.1 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 $0.16. GAAP EPS of $0.16 for Q1 were 100% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.08 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 77.2%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.4%, 520 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.9%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $592.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.54.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 259 members out of 282 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 49 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 45 give Swift Energy a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Swift Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $23.50.

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