HollyFrontier (NYSE: HFC ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 8. Here's what Wall Street wants to see.

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict HollyFrontier's revenues will grow 71.4% and EPS will improve 20.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $5.09 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.15.

Revenue details
Last quarter, HollyFrontier chalked up revenue of $4.93 billion. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.33 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, EPS came in at $1.16. GAAP EPS of $1.16 for Q1 were 47% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.79 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 10.2%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.5%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.9%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $18.97 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.92.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 718 members out of 751 rating the stock outperform, and 33 members rating it underperform. Among 194 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 188 give HollyFrontier a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on HollyFrontier is outperform, with an average price target of $37.92.

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