Enter the current value of the CD ($) and the purchase price of CD ($) into the Return on CD Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Return on CD. 

Return on CD Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Return on CD. 

ROCD = (CV – PP) / PP * 100

  • Where ROCD is the Return on CD (%)
  • CV is the current value of the CD ($) 
  • PP is the purchase price of CD ($) 

How to Calculate Return on CD?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Return on CD.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the current value of the CD ($). 
    • The current value of the CD ($) is given as: 500.
  2. Next, determine the purchase price of CD ($). 
    • The purchase price of CD ($) is provided as: 400.
  3. Finally, calculate the Return on CD using the equation above: 

ROCD = (CV – PP) / PP * 100

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

ROCD = (500 – 400) / 400 * 100 = 25 (%)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

current value of the CD ($) = 600

purchase price of CD ($) = 150

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

ROCD = (CV – PP) / PP * 100 = ?