Enter the current value ($) and the principal amount ($) into the Return on Principal Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Return on Principal. 

Return on Principal Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Return on Principal ($). 

ROP = (CV-PA) / PA * 100

  • Where ROP is the Return on Principal ($) (%)
  • CV is the current value ($) 
  • PA is the principal amount ($) 

How to Calculate Return on Principal?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Return on Principal ($).

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the current value ($). 
    • The current value ($) is given as: 584.
  2. Next, determine the principal amount ($). 
    • The principal amount ($) is provided as: 300.
  3. Finally, calculate the Return on Principal ($) using the equation above: 

ROP = (CV-PA) / PA * 100

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

ROP = (584-300) / 300 * 100 = 94.66 (%)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

current value ($) = 1250

principal amount ($) = 943

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

ROP = (CV-PA) / PA * 100 = ?