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English term or phrase:pro forma sales
German translation:Pro-Forma-Umsatz
Entered by: Judith Schmid
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06:04 Aug 28, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: pro forma sales
From a company presentation: pro forma sales - X billion USD. So I reckon it can't be Scheinverkäufe - they wouldn't want to show off with those, would they?!
Caro Maucher
Germany
Local time: 19:54
Pro-Forma-Umsatz
Explanation:
Pro forma is used after mergers or major split-offs.
Basically, if two companies merge and they want to compare their current sales to last year's results, they have to calculate pro-forma sales by simply adding last year's sales of the two then separate companies.

So pro forma means these results are not the actual results, but were calculated to make the results more comparable.
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Judith Schmid
France
Local time: 19:54
Grading comment
Thanks a lot, that's exactly it!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +3Pro-Forma-UmsatzJudith Schmid
naAusgestellte Proforma Rechnungenaldrans
naProforma-Umsätze
Ralf Lemster
na -3Gefälligkeitsverkäufe
Sven Petersson


  

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13 mins peer agreement (net): +3
Pro-Forma-Umsatz


Explanation:
Pro forma is used after mergers or major split-offs.
Basically, if two companies merge and they want to compare their current sales to last year's results, they have to calculate pro-forma sales by simply adding last year's sales of the two then separate companies.

So pro forma means these results are not the actual results, but were calculated to make the results more comparable.


    experience
Judith Schmid
France
Local time: 19:54
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 238
Grading comment
Thanks a lot, that's exactly it!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Andy Lemminger
1 min

agree  Alexander Schleber
18 mins

agree  Roland Grefer
14 hrs
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15 mins
Proforma-Umsätze


Explanation:
The term "pro forma" indicates that the sales data has been adjusted, or computed in an 'unofficial' manner to facilitate comparison. An example would be a comparison of sales data before and after a merger of companies: in this case, the post-merger development needs to be compared to the sum of pre-merger revenues (which, of course, was not previously published on a consolidated basis => hence the term 'pro forma').


    Own experience (>10 years in banking)
Ralf Lemster
Germany
Local time: 19:54
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 4899
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19 mins peer agreement (net): -3
Gefälligkeitsverkäufe


Explanation:
None needed.


    My geriatric brain.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 19:54
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 434

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Ralf Lemster: see above
4 mins
  -> I was wrong. Sorry!

disagree  Alexander Schleber: Pro-Forma is an advance invoice, often used for customes declarations
14 mins
  -> I was wrong. Sorry!

disagree  Roland Grefer: pro-forma has to do with advance invoicing
14 hrs
  -> I was wrong. Sorry!
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25 mins
Ausgestellte Proforma Rechnungen


Explanation:
In export many companies issue proforma invoices, which will be converted into actual sales, once the customer's payment has been received. Where this is a large part of a companies activities, the sum of proforma invoices issued and awaiting conversion is a useful guide to anticipated future sales.

aldrans
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:54
PRO pts in pair: 10
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