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English definition of “return on sales”

return on sales

noun [C or U]     ( abbreviation ROS)
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING a company's profit compared with the total value of its sales in a particular period: We hope to reach at least 10% return on sales by next year. We do not get a huge return on sales - you don't get that in entertainment retailing.
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(Definition of return on sales noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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