RETURN ON STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY Definition

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RETURN ON STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY is a measure of how profitably the company is utilizing shareholders funds. It is calculated: profit after tax + total stockholders equity. Also called RETURN ON NET WORTH.

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