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English definition of “total shareholder return”

total shareholder return

noun [C or U]     ( abbreviation TSR) FINANCE
a calculation of the profits earned by a company's shares based on the rise or fall in their price and the dividends paid to shareholders over a particular period : Which bank produced the best total shareholder return last year ? The company has replaced share options for directors with long-term bonuses based on total shareholder return .
(Definition of total shareholder return noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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