# Non Linear Regression: exponential trend curve

1. For each company, fit an exponential trend curve to their sales data.

2. For which company does exponential growth have the best fit to revenue growth?

3. For which company does exponential growth have the worst fit to revenue growth?

4. For each company, estimate the annual percentage growth rate for revenues.

5. For each company, use your trend curve to predict the next years revenue.

All figures in millions

Year Teligent Syso Gables

2000 $18,901 $15,057 $225

2001 $25,567 $16,563 $568

2002 $32,316 $18,219 $989

2003 $40,704 $20,041 $1,678

2004 $45,682 $22,045 $3,189

2005 $51,271 $24,801 $6,138

2006 $57,878 $28,484 $10,604

2007 $61,471 $34,922 $16,594

2008 $63,367 $42,954 $21,795

See attached file.

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#### Solution Summary

Non Linear Regression (exponential) analysis has been performed.