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Return on sales

A measurement of operational efficiency equalingnet pre-tax profits divided by net sales expressed as a percentage.

Return on Sales

A company's earnings divided by the amount of sales, expressed as a percentage. This is a measure of how much the company is profiting from its sales. A high return on sales indicates that the company is selling its products well and its profits are likely sustainable; a low return on sales indicates the opposite. Management often uses the ROS to determine how efficient the company is.

return on sales

The portion of each dollar of sales that a firm is able to turn into income. Because of severe competition, regulation, or other factors, some firms or industries have low returns on sales. This is generally the case for grocery chains, for example. In some instances, a low return on sales can be offset by increased sales. Return on sales varies significantly from industry to industry. Compare net profit margin, profitability ratio.
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I'm always planning new activities that will help carve a better future for my learners," said Ros, who lives in Pontypridd.
Rwy bob amser yn meddwl am weithgareddau newydd a fydd yn helpu i sicrhau dyfodol gwell ar gyfer fy nysgwyr," meddai Ros, sy'n byw ym Mhontypridd.
Blackwell notes, high levels of ROS molecules are associated with diabetic complications.
Other inflammatory cells such as neutrophils, eosinophils, and mononuclear phagocytes could produce ROS in the tumor microenvironment as well [51], thereby contributing to tumor growth and antitumor immune response.
Whereas ROS and NOX have been implicated in the regulation of TGF-[beta] [beta] response in several tissues, its involvement in TGF-[beta] signalling or in the modulation of TGF-[beta]1 expression within skeletal muscle has not yet been elucidated.
As many 13 ROs and 26 AROs have been appointed for Sukkur district of
Ros had been due to leave Chicago on January 2 but her flight was cancelled twice before she got to the airport.
Closer to home I would urge you to try the Pinot Noir Ros from Penarth Estate near Newtown.
Bringing together the factory proven performance of Adept robots with the enabling open source software technology of ROS extends the state-of-the-art in industrial robotics, and makes the largest library of reusable robotics applications software available to a demanding industrial community to lower their total cost of ownership.
The new company, Ros Roca envirotec Arabia, based in Jeddah and with offices in Al Khobar and Riyadh, will operate in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Mum-of-three Ros, originally from Kineton, Warwickshire, knew it would be no easy task.
Originating from Dublin, Ros, as she was known at the Sky Blues Ryton training ground, moved to Coventry with her family as a teenager and began working for the football club in 1985.