Quarter on Quarter

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Quarter on Quarter

The measure of performance in one quarter compared to the same quarter of a different year. This is done so that growth or decline might be measured without having to account for seasonal variance. For example, one might compare sales in Q1 of 2009 to those in Q1 of 2008. If a company sold 1,000,000 widgets in Q1/08 and 1,250,000 in Q1/09, this indicates 25% growth in sales, and is a positive sign for investors. See also: Quarter.
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In the fourth quarter UPS took steps to strengthen both its international and logistics businesses with acquisitions that included the French logistics company Finon Sofecome, TransBorder Customs Services and Rollins Dedicated Logistics.
During the quarter UPS also announced that growth in its express package business was prompting the acceleration of deliveries of new Airbus A300-600 jet freighters in the year 2000.