Break-even time

Break-even time

Related: Premium payback period.

Breakeven Time

The length of time for the discounted value of future cash flow from an investment to equal the cost of making the investment. That is, if one spends $1,000 buying a stock, the breakeven time is the time it takes for the investor to make at least $1,000 from that stock. A longer breakeven time equates to higher risk for the investment.
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Terry Schurter, vice president of NERC solutions at SigmaFlow said, "We wanted to provide a simple but comprehensive report showing the savings in hours and dollars related to automating all the NERC CIP compliance tasks along with an estimated break-even time frame.
When gas prices rise, a shorter break-even time will occur, while after gas prices decline, the break-even time will increase.
But if that car is driven 35,000 miles a year--such as a taxi or a car used in long commutes--that break-even time shrinks to 5.
He added: "They are about three times the price of standard economy lamps, but the break-even time is about a year, as they only use 3 watts and produce no heat".
This study used a break-even time analysis which determines when the introduction of a new product or service will generate enough revenue to recover the upfront expenses generated by the new product or service.
For instance, Hewlett-Packard uses break-even time to measure project performance.
Break-even time to us the time that it takes for the revenue to equal the R&D investment.
The combined cost savings of the LETG reduce the break-even time by the factor of 2-2.