Ternium (NYSE: TX) 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 Ternium's revenues will wither -1.4% and EPS will increase 13.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.13 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Ternium logged revenue of $2.14 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.18 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, EPS came in at $0.66. GAAP EPS of $0.66 for Q1 were 8.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.72 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 22.3%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.7%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.1%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.68.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 508 members out of 534 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 155 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 149 give Ternium a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ternium is outperform, with an average price target of $28.41.

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