Bullet Charts look somewhat alike Bar Charts, but while Bar Chart may consist of a number of series, Bullet Charts are always single-series. They are designed to demonstrate the difference between the target value and the actual one. Sometimes there are ranges of performance enabled beside the bar of actual value – they show something like “low”, “medium” and “high” value ranges.
This example shows how the sales go in ACME Corp. The statistics is given for 12 states. The example is designed as table where the first column consists of states names and the second demonstrates 12 bullet charts, one for a state. The bars represent the actual values and the bullets are target values. We can see that in some states the target has been overcome, while in some the target value of the sales volume has not been reached yet. There are four value ranges enabled in every chart, and we can see that sales rates in all states have reached at least the green range (that represents the range of good sales volumes).