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Break Even

1. To make the sales or revenues necessary to cover costs and prevent a firm from operating at a loss. The breakeven may be relatively stable or it may fluctuate, depending on the company or industry. Companies with high breakevens tend to have large fluctuations in earnings from year to year.

2. To sell a security at a price that causes the seller to neither make a profit nor lose money on the sale.


1. The level of output or sales necessary to cover fixed expenses. Companies in industries that have high fixed costs and, consequently, high breakevens, such as automobile and steel manufacturing, are likely to exhibit large fluctuations in earnings.
2. The price at which a security position can be closed out with no profit or loss.
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Zillow's Breakeven Horizon incorporates all costs associated with buying and renting, including upfront payments, closing costs, anticipated monthly rent and mortgage payments, insurance, taxes, utilities, maintenance, and renovation costs.
At GCC level, it is notable that oil exporting countries have to keep a careful watch over their breakeven prices.
The most vulnerable countries in the region are Bahrain and Oman, whose breakeven prices stand at around $100 per barrel.
The breakeven oil price range is around $10-$20 per barrel below the fiscal breakeven price range, provides further credit support.
Specifically, we check the five-year, five-year forward and the ten-year, ten-year forward measures of inflation calculated from swap rates, as well as the breakeven inflation rates.
For the GCC, the average budget breakeven price stands at a manageable $77 per barrel," notes a Deutsche Bank report.
Despite the recent slight rally in breakeven rates, they have in fact fallen significantly over the past few weeks compared to where they were last month.
Assume an eight percent rate of interest for the time value of money (related exclusively to a valuation of the breakeven amount).
The hotel industry's new, lower breakeven occupancy level comes as we are nearing the end of a boom cycle in U.
As this analysis will illustrate, the required breakeven holding period of a variable annuity will be shorter if the following factors are present.
It is 10 times the temperature in the center fo the sun, but more important, it is more than enough for breakeven, the point where fusions produce as much energy as has to be expended to ignite them.