Cash Return On Capital Invested - CROCI

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DEFINITION of 'Cash Return On Capital Invested - CROCI'

A method of valuation that compares a company's cash return to its equity. Developed by the Deutsche Bank's global valuation group, CROCI provides analysts with a cash flow based metric for evaluating the earnings of a company. Also known as "cash return on cash invested".

CROCI is found by the following formula:

Cash Return On Capital Invested (CROCI)

BREAKING DOWN 'Cash Return On Capital Invested - CROCI'

Cash return on capital invested is a variation of the economic profit model. In essence, CROCI measures the cash profits of a company as a proportion of the funding required to generate them. It acknowledges both common and preferred share equity (as well as long-term funded debt) as sources of capital.

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