Common Size Balance Sheet

A company balance sheet that displays all items as percentages of a common base figure. This type of financial statement can be used to allow for easy analysis between companies or between time periods of a company.

Common Size Balance Sheet


The image above illustrates the difference between a regular balance sheet and a common size balance sheet. In the normal balance sheet, account values are expressed in dollar terms, while in the common size one, each value is listed as a percentage of total assets. This is also done for liabilities, where each liability account is a percentage of total liabilities.

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