Break even

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Break even

The reduction of a project's net cash flow to zero by altering an input variable such as price or costs.

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.
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This assumption can be used in calculating the average number of sales that must be made every hour to break even over the two days.
In addition, if the population of the service area is not large enough to provide the volume of paid visits needed to break even, the project has an even greater chance of failure.
Break even with profit = Overhead dollars + profit goal/Gross margin percentage
If 15% of distribution revenue is earmarked to cover these fixed costs, then the minimum scale required to break even is distribution revenue of $6.
Break even at Required Return after Taxes--This is the production time at which the total costs, taxes and required level of return are recovered.
But you break even on a operating basis in one leap, and that's very important for a hardship increase," explained Margulies.
To do a break even analysis, a company must first calculate its fixed costs.
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