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Common-Size Financial Analysis

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Common-size analysis is a powerful tool for financial analysis and decision-making. Common-size analysis is a form of ratio or metric analysis that states financial statement amounts as percentages of a base amount.

Common-size analysis is useful for comparing the financial performance and position of different companies, especially those of different sizes. It also helps to identify trends and patterns over time within a company and across entities. This is very useful for business environmental analysis, peer benchmarking, and building financial projections.

You may already do some forms of common-size analysis, but may not know all the ways it can provide insights and improve projections.


What You'll Learn ...

In this course, you'll learn:

  • How to build common-size financial statements
  • Ways to perform common-size financial analysis
  • Sources for common-size financial statements
  • How to build fast and easy financial projections with common-size analysis

Course Outline

  1. 1
    What is Common-Size Financial Analysis?
  2. 2
    Common-Size Financial Statements
  3. 3
    Internal and External Analysis
  4. 4
    Sources for Common-Size Financial Statements
  5. 5
    Benefits and Users of Common-Size Analysis
  6. 6
    Building Projections from Common-Size Financial Statements
  7. 7
    Key Takeaways

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I’m Rob Stephens, founder of CFO Perspective. CFO Perspective provides continuing education courses for CPAs as well as financial management courses for business advisors and staff. During my career, I’ve been the CFO, SVP of Finance, or Director of Operations of companies from just a few employees to $3 billion in assets and hundreds of employees. 

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