Analysis of absolute indicators
Analysis of absolute indicators is used to assess the absolute level of various items, e.g. the amount of assets, equity and debt capital, profit, revenue, number of employees, etc. It is used primarily to compare the size of the monitored companies with other companies and classification of the company into a certain type (e.g. capital intensive company).
Analysis of differential indicators
Analysis of differential indicators is used to calculate and analyze the difference of certain items. It includes e.g. the analysis of:
Ratio analysis is formed by the ratios of certain items from the financial statements and is the most common method of financial analysis.
The results may be shown either as an index (e.g. 0.1) or more frequently in % (e.g. 10% which is index x 100).