Return On Total Assets

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Definition: Return On Total Assets

Quick Summary of Return On Total Assets

Operating profit before deducting interest and taxation, divided by total assets.

What is the dictionary definition of Return On Total Assets?

Dictionary Definition

Return on total assets (ROTA) is a ratio that measures a company’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) relative to its total net assets. The ratio is considered to be an indicator of how effectively a company is using its assets to generate earnings.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Return On Total Assets are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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