Meaning of “return on capital employed” in the English Dictionary

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"return on capital employed" in Business English

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return on capital employednoun [ C or U ]

uk us abbreviation ROCE

FINANCE, ACCOUNTING a company's profit for a particular period compared with the amount of capital invested in it. This shows how effectively the company is using the amount of capital invested in it to make a profit:

The company's return on capital employed has declined steadily in the last three years.

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