(Financial) abbreviations in Luxembourg: P – Q – R

As there are so many abbreviations in the luxemburgish finance sector, we try to present you the most commonly used. It can always be helpful to know these abbreviations when working in Luxembourg or looking for a new job in Luxembourg.

PA Purchasing agent
PAT Profit After Tax
PBT Profit Before Tax
P/E Price-to-earnings ratio
PEG Price-to-earnings growth ratio
P&L Profit and Loss
pip Percentage in point
PMAC Period Moving Average Cost
PO Profit Objective or Purchase Order
POS Point of sale
PP&E Property, plant, and equipment
PPP Public-private partnership
PPP Purchasing power parity
PR Purchase Requisition


QC Quality control or Quality costs
QoQ Quarter on quarter
q/q Quarter on quarter
QTD Quarter-to-date



RE Retained Earnings
RFI Request for Information
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Quotation
ROA Return on assets
ROCE Return On Capital Employed
ROE Return on Equity
ROI Return on Investment
ROIC Return on Invested Capital
RONA Return on net assets
ROS Return on Sales
R&D Research and Development

Please find here the overview of all financial abbreviations in Luxembourg

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