Meaning of “vertical analysis” in the English Dictionary

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vertical analysisnoun [ C or U ]


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.

(Definition of “vertical analysis” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)