Combination Chart (Column + Area + Average Line + Percentage Line) for 4 Variables

Use this column, area, percentage line and average line combination chart PowerPoint template to visualize and compare four variables (numeric and percentage) using dual Y-axis in one chart.

Chart Template for PowerPoint

In this chart template, average values are derived from absolute numbers using formulas.

Chart Type

Combination Chart (Column + Line + Area)

Chart Function

Comparison

How to use and edit this chart template

To edit this chart template, execute following steps.

  1. Right click on the chart to open chart menu. Click Edit Data. This will open the linked Excel sheet (see video below).
  2. Enter categories in column A. They are plotted on X-axis.
  3. Enter variable 1 data in column B. This is plotted on primary Y-axis in form of area chart.
  4. Enter variable 2 data in column C. This is plotted on primary Y-axis in form of column chart.
  5. Average of variable 2 data series is derived from absolute numbers and plotted on primary Y-axis in form of line chart.
  6. Enter variable 3 (percentage) data in column D. This is plotted on secondary Y-axis in form of line chart with data values.
  7. You can add your data manually or copy data from Excel or any other data source. 
  8. Close the Excel sheet.
  9. Restyle and customize to change text, fonts, colors etc. to match your brand guidelines, corporate identity / corporate design and preferences. 
  10. Modify the template for your own use case. Easily change, add or delete categories and corresponding data series, if you have more/less data than provided in this ready-to-use template.
  11. Easily change X-axis category labels from months to any other category labels.
  12. Easily change currency symbol from USD to any other currency symbol.
  13. Easily change Y-axis values from currency to absolute numbers or percentages.
  14. File format: PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and above.

Use case example: Annual revenue to profit ratio

In the above example;

  1. Revenue (dollar value) generated by an organization in current year are plotted using a column chart.
  2. Revenue (dollar value) generated by an organization in previous year are plotted using an area chart.  
  3. Profit percentage for each month is plotted using a connected line chart with markers.
  4. Average annual revenue (derived from monthly revenue) for the current year is plotted using a line chart.

KPI Target Example: Average monthly revenue > $45,000.

Formula

Average Revenue for the Year = (Revenue for Jan + Feb + Mar + ..... + Dec ) / 12

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