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Return on sales

A measurement of operational efficiency equalingnet pre-tax profits divided by net sales expressed as a percentage.
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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.
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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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As of 17 January 2019, 1,639 ROs or 19% of the 8,630 ROs nationwide are already implementing the second tranche of fuel excise tax.
Brain cells are highly susceptible to harmful effect of ROS due to their low ability for cellular regeneration and enhanced metabolic rate (Waris and Ahsan, 2006; Choudhari et al., 2014).
Seven ROs and 14 AROs for NA-57 to NA 63 have been appointed for National Assembly Constituencies in Rawalpindi district.
In Balochistan, 34 DROs have been appointed, while 16 ROs have been drawn from the subordinate judiciary and 47 ROs are from the judiciary and four from the administration for 51 provincial assembly seats.
For 130 provincial assembly seats, as many civil judges have been appointed as ROs.
In a predominantly male environment, Ros has become a great role model to young women entering the profession and to young women across the organisation.
Er bod Ros wedi datblygu dwy ffrwd o'r cwricwlwm ar gyfer Lefel 1 ac Ymgysylltu, mae'n barod i addasu a gwneud newidiadau er mwyn sicrhau bod pob dysgwr ifanc yn cael y profiad gorau.
In the most simple of terms, ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) - nature's preferred oxidizing agent - is a class of oxygen species with exceptional oxidizing capability.
As ROS have been demonstrated to activate many intracellular molecules and upregulate oxidative stress-related genes during wound healing, we hypothesized that ROS might modulate the production of [PGE.sub.2] through MAPKs pathway on mechanical damaged human keratinocytes, and the increased [PGE.sub.2] might then be responsible for cell injury and repair and inflammatory cell recruitment.
But some studies are showing that these reactive oxygen species (ROS) molecules sometimes can aid in maintaining health -- findings now boosted by a surprising discovery from Joslin Diabetes Center researchers.
The researchers discovered that reactive oxygen species (ROS, also known as oxygen-derived free radicals), play a critical role in nuclear reprogramming.
Ros Childs was presenting a bulletin live on ABC News 24, wearing a blouse with small, trimmed pockets complete with buttons.