Year over Year

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Year over Year

The measure of performance in one year compared to a different year, especially the most recent one. 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 2009 to those in 2008. If a company sold 1 million widgets in 2008 and 1.25 million in 2009, this indicates 25% growth in sales, and is a positive sign for investors.
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Producer prices had increased in May by 0.7% in year-to-year comparison (+2.7% less energy and foods).
Chairman and CEO Peter R Chase noted that the effect of the sale of Chase EMS during fiscal 2010 complicates the year-to-year comparison.
For the year-to-year comparison, If's profits for the Baltic region rose 30 percent for the first half of 2009.
KATV's year-to-year comparison grew from a 10/24, while KTHV stayed about the same.
in year-to-year comparison the value has risen by 5.2%.
Nevertheless, the numbers are valid for year-to-year comparisons.
No year-to-year comparisons were available because it was the first time for the company to release earnings results for the April-December period.
Sega did not provide year-to-year comparisons because it is the first time the company has reported quarterly earnings results.