# kalkylränta

## English translation: interest rate used when making a yield calculation

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 Swedish term or phrase: kalkylränta English translation: interest rate used when making a yield calculation Entered by:

 18:40 May 15, 2002
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial / logistics-packaging
 Swedish term or phrase: kalkylränta Term is used in a comparative analysis of packaging systems My guess is 'estimated return on investment' or 'estimated investment yield' Am I close?
 Local time: 05:14
 interest calculated for costing purposes Explanation:a suggestion. Straight out of Norstedts.
Selected response from:

Jeff Ganellen
Sweden
Local time: 05:14

5 +1assumed interest rate for calculation purposes
4imputed interest or....Billy McCormac
4costing interest
 Mats Wiman
4 -1cost of capitalKaren Goulding
4 -2interest calculated for costing purposesJeff Ganellen
4 -2rate of returnGlenn Viklund

Discussion entries: 3

43 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): -2
rate of return

Explanation:
is usually used, sometimes also with "on capital" at the end.

"The ratio of profits earned by a firm to total investment capital"

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Note added at 2002-05-16 09:26:24 (GMT)
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Yes you are correct, sometimes expected is used in front of it. I\'ve spent several years in an American corpration where the term in practice was just \"rate of return\", meaning (ERR) - expected rate of return, which probably is theoretically more appropriate.

Lipsey & Steiner, Economics
 Glenn ViklundAlbaniaLocal time: 05:14Native speaker of: SwedishPRO pts in pair: 450

disagree  Sven Petersson: Neither a historical nor an assumed future "rate of return" has to be the same as the interest rate applied to an investment calculation.
 10 hrs

disagree  Mats Wiman: 'Kalkylränta' is a theoretical term, 'rate of return' is very real.
 11 hrs

1 hr   confidence:
costing interest

Explanation:
or
calculation interest

i.e. the interest against which to measure the profitability of a project.
It often relates to the general percentage profitability of the company in some way.

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Note added at 2002-05-16 07:10:29 (GMT)
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It\'s quite obvious that there is no accepted expression for \'kalkylränta\' in English. I forgot to mention that I searche all my sources and di not find anything ressembling the right one.
Thus I had to \'invent\' it and I should have put \'calculation interest\' on top really.
So in a way, it is Swenglish, Sven, but expresses in two words the same though as your suggestion. I\'ll call FAR.

Stockholm School of Economics knowledge
 Mats WimanSwedenLocal time: 05:14Native speaker of: SwedishPRO pts in pair: 1826

 10 hrs
-> Yes. It's 'invented'.

1 hr   confidence: peer agreement (net): -2
interest calculated for costing purposes

Explanation:
a suggestion. Straight out of Norstedts.

Norstedts
 Jeff GanellenSwedenLocal time: 05:14Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 84

disagree  Sven Petersson: No, the interest rate is not "calculated"; it is assumed.
 9 hrs
-> That may be, I just took it directly from the dictionary.

disagree  Mats Wiman: Sven is right. For once Norsted is out cycling.
 10 hrs

2 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): -1
cost of capital

Explanation:
on the same lines as the other suggestions.
This is the term offered in FARs engelska ordbok (Föreningen auktoriserade revisorer)

 Karen GouldingLocal time: 04:14Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 129

agree  EKM: This exact wording is also used in WF affärslexikon.
 7 hrs

 8 hrs

disagree  Mats Wiman: Sven is right
 9 hrs

11 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
assumed interest rate for calculation purposes

Explanation:
"kalkylränta" is an "ASSUMED interest rate". The translation proffered by FAR (cost of capital)is wrong. "cost of capital" is real; "kalkylränta" is assumed.

My geriatric brain.
 Sven PeterssonSwedenLocal time: 05:14Native speaker of: Swedish, EnglishPRO pts in pair: 8004

agree  Mats Wiman: BUT the expression is a bit long, just like Norstedts'. Mine expresses your though, which is spot on.
 1 hr

11 hrs   confidence:
imputed interest or....

Explanation:

 Billy McCormacLocal time: 05:14PRO pts in pair: 335

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