COMMON SIZED PERCENTAGES Definition

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COMMON SIZED PERCENTAGES are financial statements in which each item is expressed as a percentage of a major financial statement component. In the Income Statement, each "Common Size %" is the field amount expressed as a percent of "Net Revenues." In the Balance Sheet, each "Common Size %" is the amount in the category as a percent of Total Assets. Common sized financial statements can be used to: a. identify key structural changes in a company's financial data over a period of time; b. more easily compare the financial data of firms that vary significantly in size; and, c. compare a company's financial data to industry norms.

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FIXED CAPITAL includes the value of the purchases and own-account construction of fixed assets by enterprises, households, private non-profit institutions, and general government for civil defense. Its components include construction and durable equipment.

APE is Account Period Ending (Normally followed by the date the accounting period ends). See also Accounting Period.

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