This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 12, 2008.
The result was positively impacted by the 12% increase in sales volume, which helped raise the Companys share of the fuel market from 34.1% in the first nine months of 2007 to 35.0% in the same period of 2008.
The quarter-over-quarter decline was due to the margin compression as a result of sharper competition and higher SG&A expenses, partially offset by the 6% rise in sales volume.
The segment recorded a 34.8% share of the national fuel distribution market, versus 34.5% in the 2Q-2008.
This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 21, 2007.
(A free translation of the original report in Portuguese)
08.01 COMMENTS ON THE CONSOLIDATED PERFORMANCE IN THE QUARTER