Although execution remains solid, sales trends continue (to be) soft and key product initiatives have not played out during the last 12 months. We do not see material changes to the Barbie product line in calendar year 2006 and would not bet on a turnaround in calendar year 2007 just yet.
We continue to deliver on the promise we made when we began our turnaround in 1997 of achieving annual double digit earnings growth, ... Our results this quarter were again driven by strong growth in the U.S., where prescription sales increased 28 percent.
We are building a special capability at Schering-Plough to respond to these and other challenges with innovation, speed and flexibility. We aspire to continue being the company delivering the most positive change of any in our peer group, as we work to deliver our Turnaround and advance our six- to eight-year Action Agenda for transformational change.
In our opinion, the simple analysis of the downward revision is the watch business stinks, it's not going to get better for a long time, and investors should stay on the sidelines until we see signs of a turnaround.
I worked hard this summer on my right-hand jump hooks, my left-hand jump hooks, turnaround [jumpers], I want to continue to develop a 15-foot jump shoot and make my free throws, ... If I can do those things, I'll be putting up 15 and 10.
I'd love to continue playing, but these young kids are really knocking on the door. It should be interesting, the turnaround (on the team). We have a lot of girls who are married or thinking of being married or thinking about families.
I think a lot of people judge him on how he dresses, by the way he looks. People who had a poor opinion of him before they meet him, completely have a 100 percent turnaround when he shows his heart and how loving he is.
Growth rates are inflated due to easy compares in the year ago period. However, the segments that do matter -- business critical servers, storage and services (about 35 percent of the mix) -- posted almost no growth (+3 percent year/year). Due to the secular decline in PC hardware profitability and the lack of focus on enterprise hardware and services, it is questionable if there is a sustainable turnaround under way.