Enter the return on equity (ROE) and the retention rate into the calculator to determine the sustainable growth rate. The retention rate is equal to 1 minus the dividend payout ratio.

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## Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

The following equations are used to calculator the sustainable growth rate of a company.

SGR = (ROE) * RR

SGR = (ROE) * ( 1 – DPR )

ROE = Net Income / Equity

- Where SGR is the sustainable growth rate
- ROE is the return on equity
- RR is the retention rate
- DPR is the dividend payout ratio

## Sustainable Growth Rate Definition

A sustainable growth rate is defined as the rate at which a business can re-invest capital back into the business without effecting the overall growth.

## Sustainable Growth Rate Example

How to calculate a sustainable growth rate?

**First, determine the return on equity.**Calculate the total return on equity the company achieves on average.

**Next, determine the retention rate.**Calculate or determine the total retention rate.

**Finally, calculate the sustainable growth rate.**Use the formula above to calculate the sustainable growth rate.

## FAQ

**What is a sustainable growth rate?**

A sustainable growth rate is the rate at which a company can re-invest capital back into it’s business while still retaining overall growth of the company.

**How can sustainable growth rate increase?**

The rate at which a company can grow is dependent on many factors, but the quickest way to increase expansion is through greater capital through investments or revenue. Typically early on in a business life cycle, most of the capital comes from investment.