11/243(100) ≈ 4.53%

39/192(100) ≈ 20.31%

59/229(100) ≈ 25.76%

65/253(100) ≈ 25.69%

It appears that this trend (for percentage of company? sales) would have you returning near or even below the original percentage of total sales.

If you are however looking at just store 1 then;

C(a,b) = percent change(year 1 to year 2)

C(02,03) = (39-11)(100/11) ≈ 254.54%

C(03,04) = (59-39)(100/39) ≈ 51.28%

C(04,05) = (65-59)(100/59) ≈ 10.17%

C(02,05) = (65-11)(100/11) ≈ 490.91%

You can see by inspection that the percentage increases are about 1/5 of the previous year for the years we looked at. So you can approximate these by;

C(05,06) ≈ 10.17/5% or 2.03%

C(06,07) ≈ 2.03/5% or .41%

C(07,08) ≈ .41/5% or .08%

So roughly, only a 2.5% increase in sales will occur over the next three years.

That's my interpretation of the numbers.

]]>2002 243 11 (4.5%)

2003 192 39 (20.5%)

Store 1's sales increased from 4.5% of the total to 20.5%, so it's percentage increase (of the total) was 20.5% - 4.5% = 16% (I have seem people look at it that way!)

But putting that aside, a percentage increase is **normally**: ((NewValue/OldValue) - 1) × 100 %

So, for example, Store 1 had an increase in the first year from 11 to 39, which is 39/11 = 3.55 times larger, or an increase of 2.55, or 255%.

Using the formula you get ((39/11) - 1) × 100 % = ((3.55) - 1) × 100 % = 2.55 × 100 % = 255%

If this is really a work-related question, then the "next 3 years" answer would be "depends on the business environment". It looks like Store 1 is peaking out, and could only expect modest growth, and that the whole business has had a downturn and is only now recovering. Based on the data you couldn't really say more than that

]]>In 2003, Store 1 made 354% of the previous year (254% increase), in 2004, a 51% increase and in 2005, a 10% increase...

So from 2002-05, it looks like a total increase of 491%...

But this is mainly due to the huge increases you saw in 2003. It appears as though they are leveling off, but I do not really know how to predict what to expect in the next three years. Probably 0-10% on the previous year.

]]>Year Sales at all stores Sales at Store 1

2002 243 11 (4.5%)

2003 192 39 (20.5%)

2004 229 59 (25.7%)

2005 253 65 (25.8%)

What is the percentage increase each year?

What is the percentage increase from 02 to 05?

If the trend continues, what percentage increase can we expect in the next 3 years.