Common-size analysis

Common-size analysis

The representing of balance sheet items as percentages of assets and of income statement items as percentages of sales.

Common-Size Statement

Any financial statement in which the items are expressed as percentages of some figure instead of as dollar amounts. For example, a common-size statement may express all cash inflows as a percentage of total revenue. A common-size statement is most useful when one attempts to compare a company to similar companies of different size. It is also called a one hundred percent statement.
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The authors, both financial professors from Franklin Marshall College, describe in detail three major techniques for applying quantitative analysis to financial statements: trend analysis, common-size analysis, and ratio analysis.
The course details the purpose, construction, pertinent ratios, and common-size analysis of balance sheet.
The course details the purpose, construction, and common-size analysis of the cash flow statement.