The New York Times (NYS: NYT) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 26. 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 The New York Times' revenues will wither 11.4% and EPS will wane 7.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $510.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.


Revenue details
Last quarter, The New York Times reported revenue of $499.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $500.7 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.08. GAAP EPS of $0.28 for Q1 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.04 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 57.3%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.3%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.4%, 730 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.69.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 172 members out of 427 rating the stock outperform, and 255 members rating it underperform. Among 145 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 48 give The New York Times a green thumbs-up, and 97 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on The New York Times is hold, with an average price target of $8.25.

The article Can The New York Times Meet These Numbers? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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