Enter the current period value ($) and the previous period value ($) into the Return on Value Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Return on Value. 

Return on Value Formula

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

ROV = (CPV – PPV) / PPV * 100

  • Where ROV is the Return on Value (%)
  • CPV is the current period value ($) 
  • PPV is the previous period value ($) 

How to Calculate Return on Value?

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

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the current period value ($). 
    • The current period value ($) is given as: 100.
  2. Next, determine the previous period value ($). 
    • The previous period value ($) is provided as: 80.
  3. Finally, calculate the Return on Value using the equation above: 

ROV = (CPV – PPV) / PPV * 100

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

ROV = (100 – 80) / 80 * 100 = 25.00 (%)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

current period value ($) = 50

previous period value ($) = 35

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

ROV = (CPV – PPV) / PPV * 100 = ?