Zebra Technologies (Nasdaq: ZBRA) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 6. 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 Zebra Technologies's revenues will grow 1.7% and EPS will grow 4.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $251.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.64.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Zebra Technologies reported revenue of $236.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $243.9 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.50. GAAP EPS of $0.46 for Q1 were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.58 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 47.7%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.9%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.9%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.01 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.62.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 112 members out of 122 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 30 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 27 give Zebra Technologies a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Zebra Technologies is hold, with an average price target of $45.67.

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