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English definition of “vertical analysis”

vertical analysis

noun [C or U]     ACCOUNTING
in a company’s accounts , a calculation of each particular type of asset , liability , etc. as a percentage of all assets , etc.: Vertical analysis reports each amount on a financial statement as a percentage of another item . A condensed balance sheet for Kellner Co. and a partially completed vertical analysis is presented below. → Compare horizontal analysis
(Definition of vertical analysis noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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