Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD) is expected to report Q2 earnings around 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 Church & Dwight's revenues will expand 13.6% and EPS will grow 7.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $791.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Church & Dwight notched revenue of $779.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $690.6 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 $0.76. GAAP EPS of $0.76 for Q1 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.66 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 44.9%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.7%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.8%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.80.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 414 members out of 434 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 154 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 149 give Church & Dwight 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 Church & Dwight is outperform, with an average price target of $61.60.

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