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Subject: marketshare numbers Date: 9/20/1998 7:32 PM
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tom, i guess you like to make numbers up.

after just reading one report, I found these quoted:

market share comment p2 Wasserstein Perella report:

>in the 2Q mkthsare for TLC averaged 34.9%, reaching a high of 37.3% in May....in
June TLC share dropped to
31.5% ...in July TLc share was 31.3%...<

The scoop for aug is that TLC dropped to 29 and with Brod it's now back up to 34%.
now let me see, which analyst forecasted 46%?
(no another forecasted only 41%) what will they forecast now?


when TLC started buying all those companies this spring, all the analysts were
forecasting hugh marketshare, as much as 46%! (just read them, courtesy of Tom.)
so TLC spiked to $33. but then reality set in.

PC Data Share :

Jan 26%
Feb 34.2%
Mar n/a
Apr 35.9%
May 37.%
June 31%
July 31%
Aug 34% (includes Brod's 5% which means TLC was only 29%!)

so what happened ? someone forgot to forecast lower summer growth?
wasn't spending $300m more, worth flat growth?
how about share dilution from Dec31/97 of 67M to Aug/98 110m ?
(I suppose you expected this and the lower share prices!)
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