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Trailing sales

Past sales. Often used in the valuation of companies that have negative cash flows or earnings. The company is said to be valued at some multiple of past sales - usually, the last 12 months sales.

Trailing Sales

A company's revenue from sales over a period of time in the past. Often, a company will use trailing sales over the past 12 months to help forecast its expected sales over the coming 12 months. Trailing sales are useful because they can be known with certainty; however, their predictive value is often limited because of forces outside the company's control.
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Newcastle made much harder work of their second game, trailing Sale Sharks 12-7 at half-time before going on to score 26 unanswered points for a 33-12 triumph.
LPS were also fourth in the Young Athletes League match held at Bebington, losing by two points to Wirral with both teams trailing Sale Harriers and Macclesfield.
John mistakenly believed try count would take effect after 80 minutes and with Ponty trailing Sale 25-22, and three tries to one, decided against asking Brett Davey to take a late shot at goal.
With only two minutes remaining and his team trailing Sale 2827, Mercier lined up the penalty which would have won the game.
With just two minutes remaining and his team trailing Sale 28-27 in a pulsating last-four clash at Franklin's Gardens in Northampton, Mercier lined up the penalty which would have won the game.
BRISTOL snatched a 26-25 victory in the dying minutes after trailing SALE for most of the game.
BRISTOL snatched victory in the dying minutes after trailing Sale for most of the game.
iPhone sales The suppliers' declines were limited by earlier reports the iPhone 5 was trailing sales targets and that Apple was cutting production, said Keita Wakabayashi, an analyst at Mito Securities in Tokyo.
Despite the fact 13million people are thought to have tuned in to see him, his comeback single Bodies' is still trailing sales of Alexandra Burke's track by two to one.