Data Viz Done Right

April 18, 2013

Stephen Few’s Financial Statement Bullet Graph – Every CFO should have one of these!


Stephen showed this incredibly intuitive example of a financial statement built with bullet charts during the Information Dashboard Design course on Wednesday.  I love how it clearly walks you through the statement.  It almost reminds me of the NCAA tournament bracket.

With Stephen’s permission, here it is. Click on it to see a larger, crisper version.

Financial Statement Bullet Chart


  1. This is great! With some simple drill in on each of the graphs you have everything you could need.

  2. Andy, have you been able to re-create this in Tableau?
    The default version has quite a few challenges (especially since each of the categories gets laid out like in a table)

  3. I haven't tried to recreate this. I suspect it would require lots of containers.