cost-benefit ratio

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cost-benefit ratio

a mathematic representation of the relationship of the cost of an activity to the benefit of its outcome or product.
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SQLY and Profitability indices that indicated growth," said Peter Johnson, PhD, vice president, research and market intelligence, DMA.
SQLY and Profitability indices for Q1 2006 reflected growth for the Supplier segment.
Crittenden's Insurance Profitability Indices finds that reinsurers are riding a wave of improvement fueled by single-digit rate increases, as are carriers focused on medical insurance.
Profitability indices achieved by Itau have consistently been very high, reflecting the benefit of a cheap retail deposit base, which generates wide margins, significant international operations, and management's ability to anticipate trends and react promptly to Brazil's ever-changing operating environment.
Over the past year, the decline in cash flow fundamentals, improvements in operating performances, and gains in profitability indices are improving at a slower rate than market capital valuations," said David Cahn, CEO, Y2G Associates.