Meaning of ‘Unannualized’
Unannualized refers to a rate of return or other measure for a span other than one year, whether it be a week, month, quarter or various years. When the returns on a particular investment are converted to reflect the measure on an annual basis, it is referred to as the annualized return.
BREAKING DOWN ‘Unannualized’
When contrasting the results of different companies, it is sometimes difficult to use unannualized rates because of the novel time periods.
To make them more comparable, one can annualize these returns — even so annualized rates are only projections for the returns the company or investment sway yield if it continued on its current path. So, annualized returns are estimates and unannualized exchanges are real numbers.