outperform means: This is generally a better performance than a particular benchmark. Mutual Fund XYZ has been reported to be outperforming If the SP500 returns more than the SP500, the SP500. This language doesn’t take into consideration risk. This means that one could have a greater return than the benchmark for a given year due to higher risk exposure. Analysts also use the term “outperform” to describe a company’s prospects. This is usually a sign that the company will perform better than its industry average. Related: underperform. (in Stock Market Dictionary)

What else does outperform mean?

  • Perform better than (another). (in Merlin Dictionary)