Sensitivity analysis

Analysis of the effect on a project's profitability due to changes in sales, cost, and so on. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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sensitivity analysis UK US noun [C]
the detailed study of a situation, project, etc. to find out the likely effects of particular actions, changes, etc.: »

A sensitivity analysis is usually run on the projections, designed to tell you if the financial package is robust.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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