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April 14, 2021

Market-Expected Return on Investment

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April 14, 2021

Market-Expected Return on Investment

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Market-Expected Return on Investment

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April 14, 2021


Bridging Accounting and Valuation

  • This report describes market-expected return on investment (MEROI), which measures the return at which the present value of a company’s profits equals the present value of the investments a company makes. This allows executives and investors to understand how high the bar is set for corporate performance.
  • Measuring returns has become more difficult as corporate investments have shifted from being primarily tangible to intangible. We seek to gain a more accurate view of returns, and hence expectations, by separating expenses and investments properly.
  • We discuss the shortcomings of common measures of corporate returns, including return on equity (ROE), return on invested capital (ROIC), return on incremental invested capital (ROIIC), and internal rate of return (IRR).
  • This report breaks new ground by connecting valuation (MEROI) and accounting (properly measuring intangible investment). 
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