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I've wondered the same thing about the data in the Rule Book. Let me expand slightly on the previous question: Should we use Year-to-Date, Trailing 12 Months, or Quarterly data? Or, maybe it doesn't matter so long as we're consistent in comparing the same periods from year-to-year or quarter-to-quarter?

Also, on page 246 the figure for KO's Net Income is $4.4 billion; however, when I add up the numbers for the trailing 4 quarters I get $3.9 billion. All the other numbers for KO match the numbers I've found except this one. I've used data from about 5 different sources, including the 10-Q's and 10-K's, and they all give me the same numbers. Any ideas? Maybe I'm using the wrong line from the Income Statement?
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