RETURN ON SALES Definition

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RETURN ON SALES is a measure of a companys profitability, equal to a fiscal years pre-tax income divided by total sales.

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SENSITIVE LIABILITIES normally refers to interest rate sensitive liabilities (i.e., liabilities where there is a floating interest rate).

DOLLAR VALUE LIFO, in the U.S., is a method of expressing the value of an inventory in monetary values rather than units. Each homogeneous group of inventory items is converted into base-year prices by using the appropriate price indices. The difference between opening and closing inventories is a measure in monetary terms of the change in the financial period.

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