Join Rudolph Rosenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Past performance and seasonality, part of Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Top Line with Excel.
…So now we've come a long way.…We have all the data and…tools available to start analyzing our revenue performance.…From this point on this course will focus on how to…use that data to make business decisions.…The first method we will be using to analyze revenue is…by comparing it to past performance.…In other words, we will be comparing this month to the same month last year,…or to last months this year.…We could also compare our revenue from the beginning of the year,…to the performance of the same period of time last year.…We will also be speaking about the concept of seasonality,…which is an essential part of revenue analysis.…But that will also have implications in other areas of our performance.…So why would we want to compare our current revenue to what happened in…the past?…After all, for many companies, the revenue currently generated is nothing like…the revenue generated the previous year.…It's not made through the same customers, we are potentially selling more of…a certain product this year, while we were selling more of others last year.…
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- Preparing your revenue information
- Comparing past performance
- Analyzing customer data
- Analyzing product information
- Identifying exceptional revenue