DreamWorks Animation SKG (Nasdaq: DWA) 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 DreamWorks Animation SKG's revenues will grow 15.1% and EPS will expand 26.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $187.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.

Revenue details
Last quarter, DreamWorks Animation SKG booked revenue of $134.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.1% lower 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 $0.07. GAAP EPS of $0.07 for Q1 were 36% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 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 36.9%, 780 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.8%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.1%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $739.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.76.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,098 members out of 1,176 rating the stock outperform, and 78 members rating it underperform. Among 367 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 347 give DreamWorks Animation SKG a green thumbs-up, and 20 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on DreamWorks Animation SKG is hold, with an average price target of $16.22.

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