Meaning of “return on capital” in the English Dictionary

"return on capital" in Business English

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return on capitalnoun [ C or U ]

uk us abbreviation ROC FINANCE, ACCOUNTING

also return on capital employed a company's profit for a particular period compared with the capital invested in the company. This shows how effectively the company is using the amount of capital invested in it to make a profit:

Last year they made a return on capital of 28%.

also return on investment the profit from an investment compared with the amount invested in it:

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