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rate of return

noun [C]     (plural rates of return) ( abbreviation ROR)
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the amount of profit that an investment earns calculated as a percentage of the money that was originally invested : the actual/annual rate of return The Fund's actual rate of return may be greater or less than the 5% return shown in the illustration . Record crude prices have allowed oil companies to show their strongest rate of return on capital for five years .earn/generate/offer a rate of return The endowments offer an average rate of return of around 10%. a decent /good/high rate of return a fixed / net / real rate of return a low / poor rate of return a guaranteed / projected / expected rate of return
→ See also internal rate of return
(Definition of rate of return noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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