Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Definition:

The overall conventions, rules, and procedures that define accepted accounting practice at a particular time in the U.S.

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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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