Chapter 17, Problem 4CP

### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337272124

Chapter
Section

### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337272124
Textbook Problem
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# Performing vertical analysisThe Roost Department Stores, Inc. chief executive officer (CEO) has asked you to compare the companyâ€™s profit performance and financial position with the averages for the industry. The CEO has given you the company's income statement and balance sheet as well as the industry average data for retailers.Requirements 1. Prepare a vertical analysis for Roost for both its income statement and balance sheet. 2. Compare the companyâ€™s profit performance and financial position with the average for the industry.

To determine

Prepare a common-size income statement and balance sheet for R.

Explanation

Vertical analysis: Vertical analysis is prepared to analyze the relationship among various financial statements with a particular base amount. Use the following formula to calculate vertical analysis percentage:

VerticalÂ analysisÂ percentageÂ =(SpecificÂ itemBaseâ€‰amount)Ã—100

This analysis is otherwise called as common-size statement

2)

To determine

Compare financial performance of the three companies.

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