It's Showtime for Time Warner Cable

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Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 2. 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 Time Warner Cable's revenues will increase 9.0% and EPS will grow 12.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $5.39 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.39.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Time Warner Cable notched revenue of $5.13 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.83 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.30. GAAP EPS of $1.20 for Q1 were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.93 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 53.2%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.2%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.4%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $21.36 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.67.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 186 members out of 220 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 57 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 54 give Time Warner Cable a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

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