Exceptional Return


Residual return plus benchmark timing return. For a given asset with beta equal to one, if its residual return is 2%, and the benchmark portfolio exceeds its consensus expected returns by 1%, then the asset's exceptional return is 3%.

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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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