Current Yield


Definition of "Current yield"

Frank Petras
  John R Wood Properties

Measurement of investment return that relates current income to the investment cost. Example: Brian Whyke bought a parking lot for $150,000, which generates annual revenue of $90,000, annual expenses including property taxes, insurance, and operating expense totals $60,000. Annual income before taxes then is $30,000. The current yield is 20%:$30,000/$150,000=20%. See also return; yield; yield to maturity (YTM).



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