You may be assuming that they are at exactly at $1.0 billion in sales after 2 months into the 4th quarter, all the PR announcement says tis that hey hit the $1.0 billion in sales milestone, it did not say this is where they are at. It just says this reached this important milestone amount and in my opinion, NTE passed it and is much higher.
My estimates indicate they had total sales of $360 million for Oct & Nov. This would give you are YTD total of $1.039 million. I expect December sales around $180 million. This puts NTE into the $540 million range for the 4th quarter.
Now, maybe my production estimates may be a little too high, but I based my forecast on the last conference call discussions. Anyway, the overall news is very positive for the company and I expect a very good 2103 for NTE