Meaning of “rate of return” in the English Dictionary


"rate of return" in Business English

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rate of returnnoun [ C ]

uk us 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

(Definition of “rate of return” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)