Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) 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 Chesapeake Energy's revenues will expand 9.4% and EPS will grow 583.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $3.71 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.41.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Chesapeake Energy reported revenue of $3.42 billion. GAAP reported sales were 42% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.42 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 $0.30. GAAP EPS were $0.02 for Q1 compared to -$0.11 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 34.0%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.7%, 550 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.7%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $14.34 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.53.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 7,419 members out of 7,651 rating the stock outperform, and 232 members rating it underperform. Among 1,262 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,221 give Chesapeake Energy a green thumbs-up, and 41 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Chesapeake Energy is hold, with an average price target of $24.07.

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