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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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ROS now provides companies like Cable, Telecommunications and Electric Service providers with a proven inroad to the Internet of Things: a cloud based, end-to-end platform that integrates existing and new services as well as a suite of ROS Connected Life experiences that are easily deployed.
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Another discovery was the charismatic ros from Buitenverwachting in Constantia in South Africa.
Willow Garage created and has supported ROS as part of its commitment to open source robotics software and the furtherance of the open source robotics community.
But he already had a family in Italy and left Britain to return home to them when Ros was just three months old.
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.
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.
At La Londe, sea breezes keep the vines well aerated, where the exceptional quality of the ros was further recognised two years ago by a new appellation: La Londe, Ctes de Provence.