Visualising a mix of large companies in a spatial graph (III)

Last time we checked the values again and corrected the input for PSA. E.on however, has really shrunk! The 2016 loss was extremely high and as a result the equity almost vaporised. The total assets and the revenue are much, much lower as well. This is not about taking an annual report from the wrong company. E.on decided to transform itself, because of the German “Energiewende”. Some background information can be found in this article: What we observe in the graph is the truth! Below a screenshot clearly illustrating the change (E.on is in the middle, with 2006 in the front and 2016 to the rear).

Eon shrank

Although E.on is a striking one, the other companies are important as well, so let’s discuss them from the left to the right:

Tesco sideview

Tesco did slightly better in 2016 than in 2006. The revenue became higher and the ratio of the equity to total assets improved. The former fact can be observed in the sideview.


Top-view large mix

The latter is visible from the top. In the same screenshots we can see PSA (second from the left) improved its equity to total asset ratio much more. The large loss E.on suffered in 2016 cannot be seen from the top, but is clearly visible in the side-view above.





Of course all these screenshots are poor substitutes for the real graph, so have a look at the original 3D version. Clicking on the screenshot will do because of the hyperlink. The 3D-graph is just an HTML-page and will appear in your browser. As stated before it can be manipulated easily:

Clicking the right mouse-button, moving the mouse up and down will zoom the graph in and out. Clicking left and moving the mouse will tilt the graph in different directions (or move the observer’s viewpoint around a fixed graph – it’s relative of course). Double clicking in the graph translates it and moves the centre at the same time. As a result the way the graph tilts will change. Just try it. If you don’t know how to get the normal position back, just refresh the graph.

IBM and Maersk front-viewTo the right we still have Maersk and IBM. For both the revenue decreased a little bit between 2006 and 2016, but Maersk went from profit to loss (no wonder for logistics), whereas IBM had a healthy profit in both years!

Again, it’s not the perspective, because we see the same pattern when turning around 180 degrees. Now IBM is to the left of course and Maersk to the right.

IBM Maersk 180 degrees rotated


No need for additional comments. You can have a look for yourself and draw your own conclusions!



If you want to try it yourself just download the demo-package. It’s free – even no registration needed at the moment. Only one “building” will be shown. If you want to visualise a series of companies over a range of years (e.g. ten companies over ten years is a possibility), you will need the fully functional generator. Contact us ( or or have a look at our AnRep3D website first.


About AnRep3D

AnRep3D is the new company, founded after the handover of Scientassist (together with VRBI) to one of my sons. From now I will focus on three-dimensional graphs for the financial markets, showing the main figures from annual reports in comparison.
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