Northwest Pipe (Nasdaq: NWPX) is expected to report Q2 earnings around Aug. 5. 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 Northwest Pipe's revenues will decrease -8.7% and EPS will drop -31.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $119.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Northwest Pipe chalked up revenue of $140.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $142.2 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.00. GAAP EPS of $1.00 for Q1 were 100% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 15.1%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.5%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.8%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $472.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.63.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 216 members out of 226 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 36 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 34 give Northwest Pipe a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Northwest Pipe is outperform, with an average price target of $30.67.

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