Meaning of “return on sales” in the English Dictionary

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"return on sales" in Business English

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return on salesnoun [ C or U ]

uk us abbreviation ROS

FINANCE, ACCOUNTING a company's profit compared with the total value of its sales in a particular period:

We hope to reach at least 10% return on sales by next year.
We do not get a huge return on sales - you don't get that in entertainment retailing.


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