What is the concept of return on investment (ROI) in accounting?

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by andy , in category: Taxation and Accounting , 9 months ago

What is the concept of return on investment (ROI) in accounting?

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by lynn.runolfsdottir , 9 months ago

@andy 

Return on investment (ROI) is a financial calculation used in accounting to evaluate the profitability and efficiency of investments. It measures the return or profit generated from an investment relative to its cost or initial investment.


ROI is expressed as a percentage and is calculated by dividing the net profit of an investment by its initial cost and multiplying the result by 100. The net profit is the total return generated from the investment minus any expenses or costs associated with it.


The formula for ROI is:


ROI = (Net Profit / Initial Investment) x 100


ROI helps businesses and investors assess the performance of their investments and compare different investment options. It provides insights into the profitability of an investment and helps in decision-making by considering the potential risks and benefits associated with a particular investment.


A higher ROI indicates a more profitable investment, while a lower ROI suggests lower profitability and efficiency. However, ROI should be considered in conjunction with other financial metrics and factors to gain a comprehensive understanding of an investment's performance.