cost of capital

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cost of capital the opportunity cost of the funds employed as the result of an investment decision; the rate of return that a business could earn if it chose another investment with equivalent risk
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Usage

In literature:

Now, all capital, beyond the cost of its maintenance and repair, must bear interest.
"What is Property?" by P. J. Proudhon
Against these advantages are to be set the greater first cost of the automatic engine, and the consequent annual charge due to capital sunk.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 360, November 25, 1882" by Various
The capital needed for malting can be reduced by the diminished cost of installation, and the reduced stocks of malt on hand.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884" by Various
In those days all it cost for a party of three for capital to start mining was about $15.
"The Adventures of a Forty-niner" by Daniel Knower
The total costs of transportation, including a fair return on invested capital, must be covered by total receipts.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
Because of the large investment both in fixed and in working capital it is most important to know these costs.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
Cassiodorus affirms that this magnificent monument of folly cost as much as would have been required to build a capital city.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
As the cost of a family increases, the connection between family and capital becomes more close and vital.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The cost of the houses built on Ashley Down might have staggered a man of large capital, but this poor man only cried and the Lord helped him.
"George Muller of Bristol" by Arthur T. Pierson
For shallow depths and tonnages up to, say, 200 tons daily, geared engines have a place on account of their low capital cost.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
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In news:

Since these loans pose more of a risk to a lender than senior debt, the borrower 's cost of capital will be higher.
Many companies have capitalized on the benefits of business process improvement, including productivity gains, cost savings, reduced project lead times and the integration of key technologies to reduce supply-chain costs.
Five capital-cost -estimation programs are compared using a set of case studies.
While the amount of capital and user charges may be different, the costs are borne by users in the detached areas.
Mayor Joseph Polisena of Johnston says he has had enough and will no longer send rescue vehicles and personnel to Providence unless the capital city pitches in some cash toward the cost.
The biggest innovation in the solar industry in recent years has been financial rather than technological – letting homeowners lease photovoltaic panels and avoid the steep upfront capital cost of going solar.
She helps run a grass-roots human rights organization in Colombia's oil capital, Barrancabermeja, and last month her work may have cost the life of her sister.
Two principal reasons are the growing importance and cost of human capital.
Shippers dependent on a single major railroad will likely have a harder time contesting rates after the Surface Transportation Board raised the rail industry's after-tax cost of capital for 2011.
The Off Broadway production of "Tribes" has recouped its capitalization costs, according to producers.
With compounded cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) pushing Providence toward bankruptcy, it's time to ask how to save our capital city, how we got into this mess, and who's responsible.
Moving the Plaza 's operations to the Intermodal Center would cost STA $3 million to $3.5 million for the capital costs of building a new covered facility, Jewel estimated.
ST LOUIS–Furniture Brands International said it is "disappointed" that Sun Capital Securities LLC is considering a "costly and disruptive" proxy contest in hopes of electing representatives to the Furniture Brands board of directors.
Managing energy supply without taking into account how the price will affect the cost/benefit impact of energy capital programs drastically reduces your potential returns.
Capital from bond buyers would be used to retire the federal debt immediately, saving the state millions of dollars in long-term interest costs.
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In science:

In essence, the apparent capital and operating cost of renewable generation is increased.
Message Passing for Integrating and Assessing Renewable Generation in a Redundant Power Grid
We measure the cost in terms of number of base stations, which is highly correlated to the energy cost as well as capital and operational costs of a network provider.
Trade-off between cost and goodput in wireless: Replacing transmitters with coding
Improving the goodput with the same or a fewer number of base stations implies reduction in energy cost, operational expenses, capital expenses, and maintenance cost for the network provider.
Trade-off between cost and goodput in wireless: Replacing transmitters with coding
By 2012 the cost of power for the data center is expected to exceed the cost of the original capital investment . In August of 2007, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a report to congress on”Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency”.
The green grid saga - a green initiative to data centers: a review
The impact of individual ground-based optical telescopes is proportional to collecting area (and approximately proportional to capital cost).
Scientific impact of large telescopes
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