Deckungsbeitrag

English translation: contribution margin

17:26 Jan 30, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Deckungsbeitrag
Financial & Accounting Terms from the context of a company report.

I would also appreciate help with the following terms:

Sachkosten =
Bestaende = Inventory?
Bestandsaufbau =
Sonstige Ertraege =
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English translation:contribution margin
Explanation:
Deckungsbeitrag m
(KoR) contribution margin
(Also:)
– profit contribution
– variable gross margin (or profit)
– marginal balance
– marginal income
– direct product profit
(ie, in Grenzkostenrechnungen ermittelte Bruttogewinne oder auch Differenz von Erlös und den variablen Kosten e–s Produkts)
[Schäfer]
contribution margin or profit contribution
[Zahn]

Sachkosten pl
(ReW) cost of materials
[Schäfer]
operating expenditure
personnel and material costs
[Zahn]

Bestand m
(MaW) inventory
– stock
(Fin) bank's asset portfolio
(Vers) portfolio of insurance
– policies in force
– in-force business

Bestandsaufbau m
(MaW) increase in inventories
– replenishment of inventories

sonstige Erträge mpl
(ReW) miscellaneous
– other
– sundry . . . revenue

HTH!
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Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 02:10
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Thanks a for your help - this confirmed what I was leaning toward - you input is very much appreciated.

Best regards,

Gwolf
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Summary of answers provided
nabreak-even contribution
Alexander Schleber
nagross margin; gross profit;
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
nacontribution margin
Ulrike Lieder (X)


  

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45 mins
contribution margin


Explanation:
Deckungsbeitrag m
(KoR) contribution margin
(Also:)
– profit contribution
– variable gross margin (or profit)
– marginal balance
– marginal income
– direct product profit
(ie, in Grenzkostenrechnungen ermittelte Bruttogewinne oder auch Differenz von Erlös und den variablen Kosten e–s Produkts)
[Schäfer]
contribution margin or profit contribution
[Zahn]

Sachkosten pl
(ReW) cost of materials
[Schäfer]
operating expenditure
personnel and material costs
[Zahn]

Bestand m
(MaW) inventory
– stock
(Fin) bank's asset portfolio
(Vers) portfolio of insurance
– policies in force
– in-force business

Bestandsaufbau m
(MaW) increase in inventories
– replenishment of inventories

sonstige Erträge mpl
(ReW) miscellaneous
– other
– sundry . . . revenue

HTH!


Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 02:10
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
Grading comment
Thanks a for your help - this confirmed what I was leaning toward - you input is very much appreciated.

Best regards,

Gwolf
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2 hrs
gross margin; gross profit;


Explanation:
The experience of foreign informational-consulting services has proved that the Gross Margin principle (German Deckungsbeitrag) is effective.

Gross Margin = Market (commercial) Value of Produce – Variable Costs


Sachkosten: material costs

Bestaende : inventory OR stock
Bestandsaufbau : expansion of stock; stock development
Sonstige Ertraege : other income OR revenues




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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 11:10
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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15 hrs
break-even contribution


Explanation:
break-even contribution would have been better than "contribution margin". The latter misses "Deckung". Is is only a contribution to profit, not a coverage of the costs of production, where break-even comes in.

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 11:10
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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