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FINANCIAL DICTIONARY & GLOSSARY: RES -
- available stocks of raw materials, money, labor and other assets
that a company can put to use.
results - the profit (or loss) made by a company.
retail banking - commercial banks' dealings with individual customers and small businesses.
retailer - a merchant such as a shopkeeper who sells to the final customer.
retail price index (RPI) (GB) or consumer price index (CPI) (US) - indices of inflation, weighted averages which measure the cost of essential goods and services.
retail price maintenance (RPM) - when manufacturers can enforce a particular price for their products, and prevent retailers reducing it.
retained earnings - profits that are not distributed to shareholders but reinvested or ploughed back (GB) or plowed back (US).
return on investment (ROI) - the amount earned in direct proportion to the capital invested.
return on sales or profit margin - sales revenue minus all operating expenses divided by the number of sales.
revaluation - the increase in the fixed exchange rate of a currency.
revenue - see income.
revenue principle or realization principle - revenue is realized at the moment when goods are sold (or change hands) or when services are rendered.
rights issue - new shares issued by a company and offered to existing shareholders at less than their market price.
rise - an increase or upward movement; an increase in salary (US: a raise in salary).
risk - the possibility of loss; the amount that one may lose when investing.
risk capital - see venture capital.
roll over - to renew a loan when it matures, to delay paying it back.
royalty, royalties - money paid to copyright owners and authors.
running yield - see flat yield.
safe(ty) deposit box - a secure box in a bank where customers can keep valuable objects.
salary - a fixed regular payment made by employers, usually monthly, for professional or office work.
sales analysis - the measurement and evaluation of actual sales, and their comparison with sales goals and targets.
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FINANCIAL DICTIONARY & GLOSSARY
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