when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment.
For the fiscal year ended May 31, 2005, revenues increased 12 percent to $13.7 billion, compared to $12.3 billion in fiscal year 2004. Changes in currency exchange rates contributed three percentage points of this growth, while the acquisition of Converse and Starter added one point. Full year net income was up 28 percent to $1.2 billion, or $4.48 per diluted share, versus $945.6 million, or $3.51 per diluted share, in 2004.