However, with strong top-line growth
driven mainly by LfL traffic gains, structural benefits on gross profitability, and pressure from the minimum wage hike expected to ease in the coming quarters, we would not take the results negatively.
NASDAQ: MDLZ) reported second quarter and first half 2013 results stating that "Faster top-line growth
in emerging markets, strong volume/mix gains and increasing market shares globally drove our first-half business performance, which was in line with the expectations we outlined earlier in the year," said Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO.
We delivered solid top-line growth
and continued to accelerate productivity improvements to drive down costs.
Wall Street may be fixated on top-line growth
as a measure of a company's health and vitality, but life insurance companies should be careful not to fall into this trap.
based trade association has released Jump Starting Top-Line Growth
II: Phase 2: A Closer Look at Barriers to Growth and Techniques to Address Them.
This is our fifth consecutive year of top-line growth
, with strong margins, solid new product successes, and market share gains.
NEW YORK-Restoring top-line growth
is the theme for Sears' retail business in 2003, and the chain is banking on its exclusive Lands' End and Whole Home brands to help it meet that goal.
Best believes that scale and financial flexibility are increasingly important within the life and retirement savings arena and notes that UNIFI will need to continue to demonstrate solid top-line growth
to gain additional scale in the retirement plans, disability income and variable annuity sectors.
According to the company, the top-line growth
and cost savings contributed positively to results; however, those improvements were not sufficient to overcome an increased level of inflation, as input costs climbed about $180 million and a planned higher investment in strategic marketing of nearly $25 million.
As a result, Best Buy's high teens top-line growth
rate is dependent on acquisitions.
While the insured value of cars and the number of insured cars per household are increasing, top-line growth
will be constrained by flat or lower rates following State Farm's move, Simpson said.
As a result, we expect the company to experience rapid top-line growth
over the coming years while maintaining a balanced mix of revenue sources.