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>> One, you need to use a consistent unit of measure throughtout all the financial fields on the ranker. For example, it looks like you were using units of millions for MSFT's and NOK's income statement data, but then switched to thousands for everything else. This switch may really skew the calculations, and thus affect the overall integrity of the analysis. <<

I should have used thousands throughout the analysis, it was really late when I did it. but it didn't skew the results, since I used thousands for the balance sheet for both competitors. Only margins are calculated from competitor income statements.

>> Two, you need to use consistent time periods for both the target company and the competitors. For example, if you are using six month data for Palm, then you should use the comparable six month data for both MSFT and NOK. <<

I switched from 6 months to 3 months and forgot to change it at the top. It was 3 AM here (I was hoping that rm analysis would put me to sleep).
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