The Growth tool is designed to help you understand and assess a company's trajectory from a selected starting period to the current period. Monthly, quarterly and annual growth can be visualised in this tool.
Our growth tool seeks to assess a combination of growth measures, as opposed to singular ratios or metrics.
On the Growth tool, you can choose to compare:
- EBIT vs Total Operating Investment
- EBIT vs Revenue
- Free Cash Flow vs Revenue
You can also choose the starting period for the growth analysis. The starting period defines the center of the graphic, from which the quadrants are then defined.
Understanding the Growth tool
Size of the Dots: The size of the dot represents the recency of the period. The dot grows larger with time; the largest dot represents the most recent period under analysis. Hovering over each dot will reveal the period and key numbers behind the dot.
Color of the Dots: The color of the dot represents the quadrant it is part of. If you hover over the mini-map, you will see a description of each of the four quadrants.
Choosing a date range
At the top of the tool you can choose to view results for any month, quarter or year. You can also view results for quarter-to-date (QTD) or year-to-date (YTD) periods, and select the ending month for these periods.