By Len In General
Since first quarter of the year is over, it is now again the best time to build some comparison reports based on financial insights shared by professionals and spectators in the market. Hence, we would like to share this article where AAPL was again declared one of the top gainers of this year’s Q1. Our team, determined to giving the best financial analysis services, also had used AAPL’s data in presenting a comparative reports using Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). We all know that CAGR is useful in comparing performance of businesses or investments having volatile financial records. With few steps and some excel skills, this simple analysis can be done in minutes, of course using the best Excel Add-in tool XBRLAnalyst.
We will start with AAPL as basis for comparison. Using Finvalue or XBRLFact functions, easily return values for few consecutive years. In our example, we will have a 7-year comparison starting from 2010. Alternatively, you can also use the “Historical Data” feature, if you are comparing more financial metrics. But for this sample, we will just be analyzing “Revenue” with YOY growth rate and CAGR, plus presentation of related “Cash from Operations“, all readily available in XBRLAnalyst’s Normalized Financials.
As a result, this simple yet useful report which can be used to compare companies having totally different and volatile historical financial data. Another set of pivot table and chart was designed side by side in order to better visualize comparison of company data, just change the Tickers, Year and Financial Metrics. Check below your free excel template:
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Image and article originally from findynamics.com. Read the original article here.