Comparative Analysis

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Definition: Comparative Analysis


Comparative Analysis


Full Definition of Comparative Analysis


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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Definition Sources


Definitions for Comparative Analysis are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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