This is a cross sectional histogram.
It shows the distribution of a metric for a cross-section of companies. For instance, you may want to compare the average valuation multiple for a set of comps against the range of multiples exhibited across the S&P 500 or take a deeper look at how leverage is distributed across an industry index. These are just a couple possible scenarios for which a cross sectional histogram would be useful. In fact, there are tons of possible analytical scenarios, and when you combine them with useful visual customizations, such as adding summary stats, displaying the bars vertically, or adding pie charts to aggregate proportions above/below key values, well, this adds up to an endless number of potential permutations.
Pellucid’s Library was designed to handle this.
The cross sectional histogram chart series includes a range of different chart variations, which can either be used as shortcuts to quickly launch the content creation process or can be mixed and matched however you need them.
So for example, say you have a comps set and want to compare EBITDA margin. It would look similar to the above chart.
But with some variation, you could tell a slightly different story.
1. Benchmark indexes
You could benchmark EBITDA margin with reference lines on top of the histogram to show comps groups index or market index.
2. Include an average
Show the mean, median, or aggregate average value of EBITDA margin for the comps set to provide the context of averages.
3. Show over and under proportions
What percentage of the comps set, market index, or comps index has a higher or lower EBITDA margin estimate than the subject company? Adding donuts to the charts shows this at a glance.
It’s a flexible series of content, designed for investment bankers and strategic advisors to create a range of charts quickly and easily. You can select any metric, choose if you want the bars horizontal or vertical, and specify treatments such as how big the chart should be and the branding in which the chart should be delivered. Each chart is quickly fulfilled and once created can be reused and updated for new clients, new data, or new conversations as many times as you need it.
At Pellucid, the library is built for pitchbooks but the customizations are built for you.
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