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payback period

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpayback periodpayback perioda) the period of time in which you will make a profit on an investment b) the period of time over which you must pay back money you have borrowed payback
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payback periodResearch allocations are typically modest and payback periods required tend to be short.Many companies still use incredibly short payback periods, often set by financial directors playing a very risk-averse game.Companies using this method will usually reject any project which exceeds their target payback period.Second, , it ignores expected cash flows beyond the payback period.In other cases a criterion may be needed, and one frequently used is the payback period.Table 5. 4 presents estimates of the payback period of conversion options on a typical 200 megawatt plant.
From Longman Business Dictionarypayback periodˈpayback ˌperiodFINANCE1the time it takes for the profit from an investment to equal the amount of money invested in itThe project has a payback period of two years.2the amount of time over which you are allowed to pay back a loanThe longer the payback period, the more interest you pay on the loan. period
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