comparative analysis

Definition

A method used in the analysis of financial statements to identify new trends when data or ratios for a specific item from multiple time frames are presented along side of each other for a straight across comparison. The same method came be used to compare the outcomes of alternative solutions or processes applied in similar circumstances.

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We made a comparative analysis which would determine a bunch of things that we were not aware of at the top level.

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The comparative analysis was an intelligent and wise decision as the juxtaposition of the financial statements and ratios provided useful information.

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Comparative analysis was very helpful for us when trying to figure out which car we wanted to buy. It lets you see the pros and cons side by side in a visually pleasing format.

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