return on investment

return on investment
( ROI)
Generally, book income as a proportion of net book value. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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the ratio of net profit after income tax, over owner's equity. Usually expressed as a percentage. Glossary of Business Terms

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return on investment reˌturn on inˈvestment abbreviation ROI noun [singular, uncountable] FINANCE ACCOUNTING
1. the profit on an investment in relation to the amount invested; = RETURN ON CAPITAL:

• You could buy municipal bond mutual funds, but the return on investment is unpredictable.

2. a company's profit from one or more of its activities in a particular period of time in relation to the amount it has invested in the activities:

• Continuing strong sales and earnings gains enabled the company to increase its shareholders' total return on investment.

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return on investment UK US noun [U] (ABBREVIATION ROI)
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING the profit from an activity for a particular period compared with the amount invested in it: »

Weekly sales are running well ahead of the levels required for a 25% return on investment.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • return for investment — ROI, index of profits in relation to a business investment (used to evaluate performance) …   English contemporary dictionary

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