Average Ticket


DEFINITION of 'Average Ticket'

1. For credit card vendors, a business's average ticket refers to a way of computing the average size of its individual sales by credit card.

2. For broker/dealers, average ticket means the trade size by a given customer, registered representative, branch or the broker/dealer as a whole.

BREAKING DOWN 'Average Ticket'

To calculate an average ticket, the amounts are totaled over some period of time and divided by the number of periods. The measurement of an average ticket size will ultimately lead to a profitability calculation, whether it is credit card vendor fees or broker/dealer commissions.

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