Enter the ETF current price ($), the ETF purchase price ($), and the dividends per share ($/share) into the Return on ETF Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Return on ETF. 

Return on ETF Formula

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

ROETF = (CP-PP+DP) / PP * 100

  • Where ROETF is the Return on ETF (%)
  • CP is the ETF current price ($) 
  • PP is the ETF purchase price ($) 
  • DP is the dividends per share ($/share) 

How to Calculate Return on ETF?

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

Example Problem #1

  1. First, determine the ETF current price ($).
    • The ETF current price ($) is calculated to be : 100.
  2. Next, determine the ETF purchase price ($). 
    • The ETF purchase price ($) is measured to be: 50.
  3. Next, determine the dividends per share ($/share). 
    • The dividends per share ($/share) is found to be: 6.
  4. Finally, calculate the Return on ETF using the formula above: 

ROETF = (CP-PP+DP) / PP * 100

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

ROETF = (100-50+6) / 50 * 100 = 112 (%)


Example Problem #2

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

ETF current price ($) = 80

ETF purchase price ($) = 30

dividends per share ($/share) = 8

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

ROETF = (CP-PP+DP) / PP * 100 = (%)