return on capital Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “return on capital” in the English Dictionary

"return on capital" in Business English

See all translations

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 ​capitalinvested in the ​company. This ​shows how ​effectively the ​company is using the ​amount of ​capitalinvested 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 ​amountinvested in it: Our ​investment in ​realestateproduced a ​healthy 20% ​return on ​capital.
(Definition of return on capital from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of return on capital?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“return on capital” in Business English

Word of the Day

stop at nothing

If you stop at nothing to achieve something, you are willing to do anything in order to achieve it, even if it involves danger, great effort, or harming other people.

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More