Benefit-to-Cost Ratio (BCR) and Savings-to-Investment Ratio (SIR)

  • Rosalie T. Ruegg
  • Harold E. Marshall

Abstract

BCR and SIR are numerical ratios whose size indicates the economic performance of an investment. The BCR is computed as benefits, net of future non-investment costs, divided by investment costs.1 The SIR is savings divided by investment costs. The SIR is the BCR method recast to fit the situation where an investment’s primary advantage is lower costs. SIR is to BCR what NS is to NB.

Keywords

Economic Evaluation Investment Cost Budget Allocation Equity Fund Total Benefit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosalie T. Ruegg
  • Harold E. Marshall

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