In the business community when there is a change in the way data is accounted for or analyzed, the only honest way to present year-to-year comparisons
is to revise the data for the prior year to the new structure.
Nevertheless, the numbers are valid for year-to-year comparisons
It did not provide year-to-year comparisons
because it is the first time the company has reported quarterly earnings results.
Culp III, chief executive of Culp, commented: "We had earlier indicated that the year-to-year comparisons
in both the first and second fiscal quarters would be challenging.
It also can mislead, particularly when it's used to make firm-to-firm, interoffice or year-to-year comparisons
The series is achieving spectacular results in all major year-to-year comparisons
," said Dick Perin, President of MG/Perin, Inc.
The approximately 40 people taking part in the count in the valley would then get together to tally the numbers and enter them into a national database that allows for year-to-year comparisons
The report offers details on all transactions reported from January to August 7, 2003, with six-month year-to-year comparisons
The numbers overestimate what we actually swallow, but they're valid for year-to-year comparisons
Nature's Sunshine said that it also expects more favorable year-to-year comparisons
for Brazil in the second half of this year.
Additionally, last year's second quarter included significant pipeline fill, which skewed year-to-year comparisons
We are encouraged by the underlying trend in demand for our tire brands and believe that subsequent quarters in 1998 will reflect positive year-to-year comparisons