Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) is a measurement of a company’s used te finance. It is measured by using the income statements from a company’s reports (such spil interim, quarterly or annual reports), to calculate the income for the twelve-month period instantaneously prior to the date of the report. This figure is calculated by analysts because quarterly and interim reports often showcase only income from the preceding Trio, 6 or 9 months, not a utter year. Because it does not represent a total year, this gegevens can be skewed by seasonal trading patterns, such spil higher sales overheen Christmas, providing a less accurate picture of a company’s fiscal health. 
Typically trailing twelve months figures are generated to demonstrate either the most latest twelve months of a company’s trading or to showcase the last twelve months of its trading before a certain event, such spil an acquisition, took place. If no quarterly or interim report has bot issued inbetween the last preliminary report or annual report and the date te question, then there is no need to generate trailing twelve months figures, because annual and preliminary reports already contain figures for 12 months.
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Trailing 12 months figures are generated using the last interim or quarterly report a company has issued before the date te question. You generate a trailing twelve months figure for each voorwerp te the income statement by adding the figure for the reporting period since the company’s financial year end to the figure ter the annual report and taking off the figure for the matching period the previous year (e.g. Trio months from 1 Jan 2008 to 31 March 2008 plus 12 months to 31 December 2007 minus Three months from 1 January 2007 to 31 March 2007 to give you 12 months from 1 April 2007 to (trailing) 31 March 2008).
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A company’s recuento sheet is not affected by this, spil a vaivén sheet only everzwijn reflects a single point ter time, not the events across a year.
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If a Company reports $1 million te quarterly revenue te Trio/31/2000, a $Ten million yearly revenue on 12/31/2000, and $Four million quarterly revenue ter Three/31/2001, the trailing twelve months revenue is calculated spil $13 million spil goes after.
Most Latest Quarter(s) + Most Latest Year – The Corresponding Quarter(s) 12 Months Before the Most Latest Quarter(s)
$4m + $10m – $1m = $13m
The trailing twelve months calculation can also be introduced like this: