# Return on Investment Calculator

You can use this return on investment calculator to figure out your gain or loss on an investment.  The calculator provides the overall ROI, as well as an annualized ROI.  This return on investment calculator only requires three pieces of information, the original investment, the present or future value of the investment, and time elapsed or term.

 Return on Investment Calculator Original Investment (\$) Investment Start Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Returned Value (\$) Investment End Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Calculator Results: Gain or Loss on Investment (\$) Investment Term (Years) Return on Investment (%) Simple Annualized ROI (%)

## Calculator Definitions

The variables used in our online calculator are defined in detail below, including how to interpret the results.

### Original Investment (\$)

This is the original investment amount before any gain or loss.

### Investment Start Date (mm/dd/yyyy)

This is the actual, or approximate, day you made the investment.  The date can be in the past or in the future if you're evaluating an investment opportunity.

### Returned Value (\$)

This is the total returned value of the investment.  This can be the projected future value of an investment, or it can be the value actually returned to you from a past investment.

### Investment End Date (mm/dd/yyyy)

This is the actual, or approximate, end date for an investment you're evaluating.  Once again, this date can be in the past or future.

### Gain or Loss on Investment (\$)

This is the gain or loss on the investment, stated in dollars.  This value is calculated by subtracting the returned value from the original investment.

### Investment Term (Years)

This is the term of the investment, stated in years.  This value is the difference between the start and end dates.

### Return on Investment (%)

This is the calculated return on the investment, stated as a percentage.  This is the return you received over the entire term of the investment.

### Simple Annualized ROI (%)

This is a simple annualized return on the investment.  This value is determined by taking the ROI and dividing it by the investment term.

Return on Investment Calculator

Disclaimer: These online calculators are made available and meant to be used as a screening tool for the investor.  The accuracy of these calculations is not guaranteed nor is its applicability to your individual circumstances. You should always obtain personal advice from qualified professionals.